State & Federal Criminal Defense
White Collar & Government Investigation
College Student Crimes & Offenses
Title IX Investigations
Appeals from State & Federal Convictions
The Constitution is the ultimate protection against the loss of liberty and no infringement should go unchecked. Mr. Harding has experience successfully representing clients seeking relief from civil rights violations throughout Virginia. Some of these cases included violations to the clients' First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. If you feel as if your civil rights are at risk or have been violated, do not hesitate to call for a free consultation.
Have an issue with a Government agency? Maybe you're looking to present a legislative proposal to your political representatives? Need assistance navigating the new rules and regulations in a specific market? Too often the Government stands in the way of small business or creates more problems than it fixes. Let us know where we can help ease the tension on your way to the results you need. Mr. Harding has experience successfully working with clients handling matters at the local, state, and federal levels. Mr. Harding's work includes:
Contesting Federal Agency Determinations
Gaining Zoning Approval In Land Disputes
Local, State, and Federal Policy Development
Political Consulting & Campaign Compliance
Procuring Licensure in Regulated Markets
Specific examples include:
Successfully contesting a U.S. Dept. of Labor determination regarding a wage dispute, eliminating the client's exposure to more than $150,000 in potential garnishment.
Successfully defending a local farm's property rights to secure the opportunity to host weddings and other private events.
Working with local and state legislators in their development of policies for public safety and events in public spaces following the aftermath of events of August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA.
As much as we love our pets, Virginia fails to adequately protect them in many ways. Pet owners oftentimes find themselves in dire situations and are left wondering how the law applies. Whether your furry friend is the victim of a crime, the victim of a medical procedure gone awry, or faces a "dangerous dog" proceeding, we can help.
Need assistance with another animal-related dispute? Let us know. We are working diligently to develop the law in a manner that protects your pet's best interests while producing the results you need.
Mr. Harding practices throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a focus on criminal trials & appeals, civil rights litigation, and commercial disputes.
He has argued cases before all levels of Virginia's courts, including the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and appeared in federal matters outside of Virginia as well. He has also prosecuted as a Special Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Central Virginia.
J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law. ('15L)
B.A., Government & Economics, University of Virginia. (Dec. 2011)
State: Commonwealth of Virginia
Federal: Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia
Mr. Harding graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Government & Economics and received his J.D. from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. While in law school, Mr. Harding was a member of the Washington & Lee Moot Court Executive Board, received the award for Best Brief in the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition, and earned honors for brief writing in national and regional moot court competitions. Though it can be time consuming for some, he enjoys thorough research and brief writing at all levels.
Mr. Harding worked as a summer associate at Stone, Cardwell, & Dinkin PLC in Richmond, VA, as well as the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Charlottesville, VA. He previously served as a member of the Region Ten Community Services Board in Central Virginia, worked on Capitol Hill as the Legislative Director & Counsel for his Congressional Representative, and was named the winner of Yale University's Inaugural William F. Buckley, Jr. Ideas Competition in 2018.
Along with his interest in law, Elliott maintains his passion for animal welfare, public policy, history, sports, and business development. He currently lives in Charlottesville with his wife, their son, and their cat "Penny." Elliott cites his love for his late-dog "Roo" as the source of his passion for animal welfare.
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