Donald Hardeman


San Francisco


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.



Law School



  • 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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