Phone: (540) 373-2504
Alt. Phone: (804) 783-7277
Fax: (540) 371-8158
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

Video about Margaret's healthcare practice.
Video about Margaret's local government practice.

Margaret Hardy serves as the firm's president and other leadership positions including member of the board of directors, the Fredericksburg office managing shareholder, and chair of the firm's Healthcare practice. She is also a member of the firm's Business and Professional Litigation Group and Government Group.

As a registered nurse, Margaret brings a unique perspective to the representation of health care providers. She has successfully defended a wide variety of providers in medical malpractice actions. Margaret also regularly represents health care professionals before the Virginia Department of Health Professions licensing boards.

As a member of the Business and Professional Litigation Group, Margaret defends attorneys and other professionals in malpractice actions, represents surety companies in claims against fiduciary bonds, and defends the interests of businesses in contract and tort actions.

As a member of the Local Government Practice Group, Margaret serves as special commissioner and handles delinquent real estate tax collection for several jurisdictions.                                 

In her spare time, Margaret enjoys riding motorcycles, reading, and spinning wool that she uses for weaving and knitting.

Recent Publications

"Surviving a Board of Nursing Complaint," Virginia Nurses Today (2013)

"Legal and Ethical Issues," Chapter author, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell (2012)

Health Care Providers, HIPAA and Social Media, Virginia Medical Law Report, November 2009

 

■ Quick Facts

 

BV rated by Martindale Hubbell 

Education      
Nursing Diploma, Johnston-Willis Hospital School of Nursing, 1979
B.S., University of Richmond, 1986
M.B.A., Old Dominion University, 1993
J.D., College of William & Mary, 1995

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Memberships and Service

 

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    Medical Malpractice Section
    Vice Chair, 2007 - 2008
    Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
    Member, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2011
    Co-chair, Public Service Committee, 2005 - 2007
    Co-chair, Programs Committee, 2007 - 2008
    Chair, Judicial Candidate Endorsement Committee, 2008 -
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, National and Virginia Chapter
  • Virginia Women Attorneys' Association
    Member, State Board, 2014 -
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
       University of Virginia School of Nursing 2014 -

Community Service

  • Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 
    Member, Board of Directors, 2014 -
  • Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
    Member, Board of Directors, 2014 -
  • League of Women Voters - VA
    Member Board of Directors, Secretary, 2012 -
  • United Methodist Family Services
    Member, Board of Directors, 2008 -
  • Ginter Park Public Library Advisory Board
    Member, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

BV rated by Martindale Hubbell 

Education      
Nursing Diploma, Johnston-Willis Hospital School of Nursing, 1979
B.S., University of Richmond, 1986
M.B.A., Old Dominion University, 1993
J.D., College of William & Mary, 1995

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Memberships and Service

 

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    Medical Malpractice Section
    Vice Chair, 2007 - 2008
    Chair, 2008 - 2009
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
    Member, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2011
    Co-chair, Public Service Committee, 2005 - 2007
    Co-chair, Programs Committee, 2007 - 2008
    Chair, Judicial Candidate Endorsement Committee, 2008 -
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, National and Virginia Chapter
  • Virginia Women Attorneys' Association
    Member, State Board, 2014 -
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
       University of Virginia School of Nursing 2014 -

Community Service

  • Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 
    Member, Board of Directors, 2014 -
  • Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
    Member, Board of Directors, 2014 -
  • League of Women Voters - VA
    Member Board of Directors, Secretary, 2012 -
  • United Methodist Family Services
    Member, Board of Directors, 2008 -
  • Ginter Park Public Library Advisory Board
    Member, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.