Burr & Forman

Edward L. Hardin, Jr.

Edward L. Hardin Jr
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law
  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Alabama

  • Alabama Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Southeastern Chapter (2015-2016)
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Law Foundation, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (former President, Alabama Chapter and National Board Member)
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, former President
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law (2010-2019), Commercial Litigation (2011-2019)
  • Positive Maturity's "Top 50 Over 50" Award (2015)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Appointed to The Board of Trustees for The American Board of Trial Advocates (2017-2018)
  • The Woodrow Wilson Council
  • Birmingham Southern College Board of Trustees
  • Founding member of the Board of Directors for both the American Sports Medicine Institute and Children of Slain Police Officers
  • Board of Directors for Oasis Counseling for Women & Children (2010-2015)

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Ed focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial and torts litigation, health care litigation, insurance law and government investigations and enforcement.

Ed brings over four decades of litigation management and trial experience to Burr & Forman. He was the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE CMX) from 1998 until the company merged with CVS in March, 2006. He also served as a member of the Caremark Board of Directors.

After joining Burr & Forman, he continued as a consultant to CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE CVS), one of the largest pharmaceutical services companies in the United States. Before joining Caremark, Ed worked as Senior Principal in the Birmingham law firm of Hardin & Hawkins. Ed has been lead trial counsel in over 200 civil jury trials in federal and state courts for over 20 years and served as Special Assistant Attorney General and represented the Alabama Department of Public Safety in multiple litigated matters and investigations.

Ed is recognized as a Diplomat and Life Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a member of its National Board.

While in law school at the University of Alabama, Ed served as leading articles editor for the Alabama Law Review.