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Joe Hardy’s Personal Biography / Resume

Legal Experience

  • Hardy Law—Owner & Attorney (July 2010-present): Aviation Attorney, Space Attorney and Corporate Attorney
  • Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins—Of Counsel (Feb. 2014-Aug. 2014): Aviation Attorney and Corporate Attorney
  • Navajo Nation Department of Justice—Principal Attorney (Nov. 2012-Aug. 2013): Water Rights Attorney and Indian Law Attorney
  • Arnall Golden Gregory—Partner (Jan. 2008-July 2010) Associate (June 2004-Dec. 2007): Aviation Attorney and Corporate Lending Attorney
  • Alston & Bird—Associate (April 2000-June 2004): Aviation Attorney and Corporate Lending Attorney
  • Wilson Strickland & Benson—Associate (June 1998-April 2000): Aviation Attorney, Corporate Attorney, Litigation Attorney, Bankruptcy Attorney, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Fulton County Magistrate Court—Mediator (1996-2000)
  • J. W. Hardy & Associates—Private Investigator (1992-1998)

Flight Experience

  • Flight Instructor/Commercial Pilot—(part-time 1999-2001; full-time 1991-1993)
  • Commercial Pilot License (Multi- and Single-Engine Airplane, Instrument Rating).
  • Former Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor Licenses.
  • Passed knowledge test for Flight Engineer-Turbojet and Basic rating.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1998 ?- Cum Laude?- Editorial Board Member and Executives Article Editor, Georgia Law Review
  • B.B.A., Management, University of Georgia, 1990 – UGA Flight Club founding member and Safety Officer
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1987-88 – studied Aeronautical Engineering and Aeronautical Science

Publications

  • “FAA Has No Authority Over Commercial Drones! Or Does It?” Aviation Law Section of the Georgia Bar Newsletter, 2, Summer 2014.
  • “Overcoming U.S. Citizenship Hurdles for Aircraft Financiers,” 72 J. Air L. & Com. 369, 2007.
  • “Wipe Away the Tiers: Determining Agency or Instrumentality Status under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act,” 31 Ga. L. Rev.1121, 1997.
  • Indian Civil Rights Act” New Mexico Legal Aid, March 2009.

Speeches

  • Perfecting the Non-Perfectible- Aircraft Artisan Liens, with Joe Standell and Scott Wilson, Presentation for ABA Aircraft Finance Subcommittee, Dallas, Texas, April 10, 2008.
  • Aircraft Finance Leases Under Article 2-A of the New York UCC, with Thatcher Stone, Presentation for Boeing Capital Corporation, Seattle, Washington, March 31, 2004.

Awards

  • Selected as a “Georgia Super Lawyer – Rising Star,” for Aviation Law and Banking Law by Atlanta Magazine, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Colorado
  • Arizona (inactive)
  • Navajo Nation (inactive)

Professional Activities

  • Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association Aircraft Finance Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law
  • Atlanta Aero Club
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Georgia Business Aviation Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Languages

  • Spanish

Jason Kemp’s Personal Biography / Resume

Legal Experience

  • Hardy Law—Of Counsel (through Kemp Legal Counsel, LLC) (Sept. 2014-present): Aviation Attorney, Space Attorney and Corporate Attorney
  • Kemp Legal Counsel—Owner & Attorney (Aug. 2014 – present): General law practice
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Regional Counsel—Legal Intern (May 2014-July 2014): Airports, enforcement actions, Hazmat, environmental, unmanned aerial systems (drones)
  • Jacksonville Aviation Authority—Legal Intern (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2013): Compliance, spaceport liability
  • Spohrer & Dodd, PL—Legal Intern (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2013): Aviation law

Aviation/Military Experience

  • Guidance and Control Avionics Journeyman, United States Air Force (Aug. 2001-Aug. 2005)
  • Lead Technician, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (2004-2005)
  • Three overseas deployments in Operations: Northern Watch; Iraqi Freedom; and Enduring Freedom
  • FCC License with Fiber Optic Endorsement

Education

  • LL.M. in Air & Space Law, 2014 — University of Mississippi School of Law
  • J.D., Florida Costal School of Law, 2012 — Cum Laude — Phi Delta Phi, Harding Inn; Trial Advocacy Executive Board Vice President and Competitor
  • B.S., Georgia Southern University, 2010 — Magna Cum Laude — Golden Key International Honour Society

Bar Admission

  • Georgia, 2013

Publications & Speeches

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SPACE 2014, San Diego, California, August 7, 2014, “Florida’s Informed Consent Law: An Anachronism in the Making” (manuscript and presentation)
  • “General Aviation and the Fourth Amendment: Do Aviators Waive Privacy Rights by Accepting Airmen Certificates?” Aviation Law Section of the Georgia Bar Newsletter, 12, Summer 2014

Professional Activities

  • Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Aircraft Finance Subcommittee (Business Law Section)
  • Fulton County Veteran’s Court, Mentor