Margaret F. Hardy Honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in Its Inaugural Circle of Excellence

RICHMOND, Va. (February 28, 2024) — Sands Anderson is pleased to announce that Margaret F. Hardy, president and shareholder of the firm, was recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly at the Influential Women of Law awards. Hardy was acknowledged as a recipient of the Circle of Excellence award.

While Virginia Lawyers Weekly honors Influential Women of Law each year, the Circle of Excellence is new this year and recognizes former Influential Women of Law who have maintained a level of achievement and record of leadership.

Hardy holds the distinction of being Sands Anderson’s first female president in its 182-year history. Her roles at Sands Anderson have included Leader of the healthcare group, Managing Shareholder of the Fredericksburg office, and member of the Associate Council Committee. In these capacities, she has been dedicated to mentoring and advocating for women within the firm.

A registered nurse for 15 years before graduating from law school, Hardy’s experience offers a unique perspective when representing healthcare clients in complex medical malpractice actions and investigations and proceedings before the Department of Health Professions.

Hardy is the Past President of the Virginia Women Attorneys’ Association and currently leads the conference committee. She is consistently included in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” for health law and listed in Super Lawyers® for medical malpractice defense. She was also named among Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Virginia in 2013.

Hardy received her nursing diploma from Johnston-Willis Hospital School of Nursing, her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University, and her law degree from William & Mary.

The Influential Women of Law program honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession.

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