Bruce R. Hardesty

Attorney at Law

Bruce Hardesty graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1983, and has continuously practiced law in Texas since that time. He practiced law in Houston from 1983 to 1986, with the firm of Webb, Zimmerman, Flaum & Svetlik. In Houston he concentrated in the areas of business and real estate litigation, construction disputes, and real estate financing transactions.

In 1986, Bruce returned to Austin, where he had grown up, and joined the firm of Gray & Becker. At that firm, he practiced law in the areas of civil litigation, real estate transactions, foreclosures, and appeals. On May 1, 1997, he helped to form the firm of King & Hardesty, now Bruce R. Hardesty, P.C., where he continues to practice in the areas of business transactions, loan and collateral transactions, small business start-ups, business litigation, appeals, real estate and construction litigation, and real estate and other contract drafting.

  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Education and Bar Admissions
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1979
  • J.D., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1983
  • Admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Southern and Northern Districts in Texas
  • United States Tax Court
  • Speaking Engagements and Articles
    • Arbitration procedures under the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules
    • Summary judgment practice under the “no evidence” rule
    • Choice of business organizations in Texas
    • Loan documents, indemnity agreements, and security agreements for bail bondsmen
    • Obtaining and foreclosing on non-real estate collateral under Texas laws
    • Real estate foreclosures in Texas
    • Evictions and other landlord remedies
    • The construction payment process
    • The required elements of a mechanic’s and materialman’s lien claim or notice
    • Collecting construction payments if a mechanic’s and materialman’s lien claim has not been filed
    • Landlord collections in Texas