Michael L. Hardy
ChairmanAttorney/Partner, Thompson Hine
Michael L. Hardy, Esq., is an attorney whose primary focus is environmental law, and a partner with Thompson Hine, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He was Partner in Charge of the firm’s 150-attorney Cleveland office for six years until 2009, a member of its product liability group, and a partner in the firm's life sciences practice group. He focuses his practice on environmental counseling and litigation; environmental compliance analysis and planning in business transactions; drug and medical device litigation; and toxic tort litigation.
A graduate of John Carroll University, Hardy received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resource Section and the Cleveland Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee. He is also member of the boards of directors of John Carroll University, the Ohio and Erie Canal Association, and the Trails Forever Legacy Leadership Team of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association, in addition to being a member of the Union Club of Cleveland, Ohio; a member of the Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland; and a member of the Club at Key Center. He served as a director of the National Club Association and was chairman from 2011-12.