William ("Bill") Hardie is a full-time mediator and arbitrator specializing in complex business and commercial matters, employment disputes, personal injury and wrongful death claims. Other areas of emphasis include professional negligence, partnership dissolution, construction and probate matters.

Recognition & Membership (Past & Present)

  • “Mediator of the Year,” El Paso County Bar Association (2001-2002; 2005-2006, 2014-2015)
  • Accredited by the South Plains Resolution Center, Texas Tech University
  • Qualified as “Senior Member” by
  • AV rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Association of Attorney Mediators (AAM)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Former Advocate
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Texas Attorney Mediators Coalition (TAMC)
  • Public Servants Standards of Conduct Advisory Committee (Ethics Commission of Texas)

Employment History

  • Hardie Mediation, El Paso, Texas (2001 to present)
  • Hardie & Baxter, P.C., El Paso, Texas (1991-2001)
  • Hardie / Sergent, P.C., El Paso, Texas (1977-1991)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Texas, El Paso, Texas (1973-1977)


  • University of Houston, J.D. (1973)
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. in Finance (1969)
  • The College of William and Mary (1965-1966)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • US District Courts for the Western, Northern and Southern Districts
  • 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals