Arthur S. Hardy

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law

Government Law, Personal Injury, Estate & Trust Litigation, Professional Malpractice

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Art began his legal career by serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Wm. Terrell Hodges, United States District Judge, in Tampa, Florida. Since returning to his hometown of Sarasota in 1989, Art has become a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases including personal injury, professional malpractice, employment litigation, and estate litigation. Art has also been privileged to serve as General Counsel to the School Board of Sarasota County for the past 22 years. During that time, Art has advised the School Board on many complex legal issues including those related to school finance, labor relations, and litigation.

Memberships & Involvement

Legal

  • The Florida Bar

  • Sarasota County Bar Association

  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Past President

  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Past President

  • Florida School Board Attorneys Association

  • Special Counsel to Senator Bob Graham, Washington, D.C., 1999

Community

  • Housing Authority of the City of Sarasota, Past Member

  • Leadership Sarasota, Past Chairman

  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Advisory Council, Past Member

Education

  • J.D. University of Florida 1987 with high honors
  • B.A. Washington University 1984

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Florida Court 1987 
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 1988 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1990 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

  • Twice nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission for a judgeship on the Second District Court of Appeal

  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale Hubbell

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Schools & Education Law 2012-2020

  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court Professionalism Award 2010

  • Order of the Coif

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

PHYSICIAN NEGLIGENCE

NURSING NEGLIGENCE

HOSPITAL NEGLIGENCE

WRONGFUL DEATH

A “Wrongful Death” occurs when a person dies as a result of another’s negligence or malpractice.  The underlying principles of negligence and malpractice remain the same, only the measure of damages change.  A “Wrongful Death” can be caused by a negligent driver in an auto accident, a negligent driver in a truck accident, or from the negligence of a doctor or a hospital.  If the injured person survives, he or she is entitled to a recovery for personal injuries.  However, if the injured person dies, damages move from the injured person to the surviving spouse and in some cases to the decedent’s children or estate.  The claim must be brought by the decedent’s Personal Representative.  Like Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice claims, the lawyers of Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose have handled dozens of Wrongful Death actions and are well equipped to aggressively litigate the rights of all survivors.

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PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

ACCOUNTANT MALPRACTICE

PHARMACY MALPRACTICE

ARCHITECT MALPRACTICE

ENGINEERING MALPRACTICE

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION

AIRBAG FAILURES

DRUG INTERACTIONS

MEDICAL IMPLANTS

DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS

Patricia D. Crauwels

Board Certified Civil Trial
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Board Certified Civil Trial
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