Richard R. Harden



Richard Harden concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, professional malpractice and insurance defense law in the trial and appellate courts.   In 2021, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys in any state. An "AV - Pre-eminent" rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell*, he is also a member of the Leading Lawyers Network. He is also an Illinois “Super Lawyer.”

He is a member of the Council on Litigation Management, an organization devoted to integrity in billing. He has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary organization honoring attorneys "based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation."

Mr. Harden received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Knox College, where he was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar that year.

He has written and supplemented the chapter "Uses of Medical Evidence" in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Handbook Medical Evidence, and co-wrote "Risk Management Strategies and Deposition Testimony" in the Spring, 2000 edition of Carle Selected Papers. He is a member of the Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.