Dana Hardy

Dana Hardy

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dana Hardy is a Partner in the Santa Fe office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. Ms. Hardy graduated from Colorado State University in 1996, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts. She obtained her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico in 2000. Ms. Hardy has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Utilities
  • Natural Resources
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Insurance Defense


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2000
  • Colorado State University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1996

Published Works

  • Casenote: Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District – The Supreme Court Determines the Standard of Liability Under Title IX, New Mexico Law Review, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Editor in Chief, New Mexico Law Review
  • Raymond Showers Prize for Achievement in Legal Writing
  • West Award for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Judicial District Bar Association, President
  • University of New Mexico Women’s Law Caucus, President
  • Oliver Seth American Inn of Court
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2007
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2003
  • New Mexico's State Bar Membership Services Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • New Mexico State Bar Appellate Practice Section, Chair