Firm President Margaret Hardy recognized in Virginia 500: The 2020 Power List

Sands Anderson President Margaret F. Hardy was featured in Virginia Business’s “Virginia 500: The 2020 Power List,” a comprehensive list of the state’s most powerful and influential corporate and community leaders. Organized by sector, the list considers factors including annual revenue, newsworthiness, community involvement, diversity, number of employees, and how large a presence the organization has in the commonwealth.




President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Hardy joined Richmond-based Sands Anderson PC more than 20 years ago as a summer associate and became the firm’s president in 2017.

Also a registered nurse, Hardy focuses her practice on medical malpractice actions and inves­tigations and Virginia Department of Health Professions proceedings.

Outside the firm, Hardy serves on the board of trustees for Mary Washington Healthcare and is a board member for nonprofit foster care organization UMFS. She is also a hobby farmer of Angora goats, using their fleece for spinning and hand-dyeing yarn for fiber art and weaving.

EDUCATION: Johnston-Willis Hospital School of Nursing, University of Richmond (B.S.), Old Dominion University (MBA), William & Mary (J.D.)

WHAT WOULD A COMPETITOR SAY ABOUT YOU? Hopefully, that I zealously represent my client while being respectful and trustworthy.

PERSON I ADMIRE: Eleanor Roosevelt — she stood up for what she believed in, even in the face of adversity.


The entire law segment of The 2020 Power List can be read here.