Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that Associate Trevor J. Hardy has taken on leadership roles with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Northern Ohio Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence.
Hardy was recently appointed as Congressional District Leader for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), which is one of the highest volunteer positions within the organization. In this role, he will work closely with NMSS to advise legislators on pending legislation that affects individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Using his personal experience as a person living with MS, Hardy will also help prepare human resource policies and procedures that will serve as a template for companies that need guidance on providing for individuals with chronic illnesses, and advocate for MS-specific policies related to family leave and research funding.
He also recently joined the Board of Directors of the Northern Ohio Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of adults, children, and veterans with disabilities by providing them highly trained assistance dogs free of charge. In this position, he will help CCI develop relationships with businesses and corporations to assist with fundraising and placement of facility dogs with organizations that will benefit from the addition of an assistance dog.
Hardy represents clients in complex business and employment disputes, and litigates matters in state and federal courts across the country. He assists a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, family-owned businesses, and individuals, as well as broker-dealers in employment-related FINRA arbitrations. In addition to his practice, Hardy serves on the Board of Directors for the Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation, and as a volunteer for the Equitas Health/TransOhio pro bono legal clinics that provide free legal assistance to transgender individuals who wish to change their names and gender markers on their legal identification. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his law degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.