Don Hardeman has been defending employers, insurance carriers, municipalities, and other governmental entities against workers’ compensation claims, discrimination claims under Labor Code Section 132a, serious & willful misconduct claims under Labor Code Section 4553, and Cal/OSHA citations at Hanna Brophy since 1997.  Before receiving his J.D. from Santa Clara University, he was a claims supervisor and adjuster for ten years for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

Mr. Hardeman has workers’ compensation claims-handling experience that spans more than 25 years.  He is a certified workers’ compensation legal specialist by the State Bar of California, and he holds a certificate of self-insurance administration with the Department of Industrial Relations through the State of California.

Mr. Hardeman received both his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from Santa Clara University.

  • Cal OSHA Defense
  • Covid-19 Response Team
  • Labor Code section 132a and Serious & Willful Misconduct
  • Workers' Compensation Defense

  • State Bar of California
  • Certificate of Self-Insurance Administration with the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California

Awards & Rankings
  • Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, State Bar of California (2002-2017)


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