Our Story


Law firms can be an intimidating place and meeting with a lawyer can be a nuisance. Upon realizing that it was a hassle for clients to schedule meetings with and contact lawyers, Bear’s founder, Bryce Hardin, had an epiphany: why make the client go to a law firm when the law firm can be brought to the client? As a result, Bear Litigation brings the law firm to you, the client. Bear's powerful interactive website allows you to access your own, personal client portal where you can book an online video meeting, pay invoices, track your past and future correspondences, upload documents for review and submit legal questions, all without having to leave your home or office.

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Practice Areas



Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation

Collections
Collections

Business Formation
Business Formation

Wills, Estate Planning and Probate
Wills, Estate Planning and Probate

Custody
Custody

Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
Civil Litigation

Bear has negotiated and litigated many complex civil legal issues including successfully negotiating customers out of unfair and deceptive timeshare contracts; negotiating and litigating business contract disputes; breach of warranty cases; and pursuing insurance companies for failing to adequately represent their insureds. For more information, click the "Get Started" button.

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Collections

Bear represents financial institutions, property owners, retail businesses, and everyday people in regard to debt collections. Their extensive experience and successful debt collection has made Bear Litigation one of East Tennessee's premier collection law firms. If you or your company need to collect a debt, click on the "Get Started" button.

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Business Formation

Are you starting a new business? Does your current business need to be structured? Bear will provide the advice you need to protect you and your business. From structuring your business to registering your trade or service mark, Bear has extensive knowledge in this field and can get you on the right track to entrepreneurship. If you are ready to become your own boss, click on the "Get Started" button.

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Wills, Estate Planning and Probate

Planning for your family's financial security is crucial, that is why Bear will provide the knowledge and tools you need to protect your loved ones. Bear offers affordable will and estate planning packages that are personally tailored to your wants and needs. Bear also represents many estates in probate matters. Unfortunately, when a loved one dies, their debt does not always go away. Probating an estate is not only a tool to put all creditors on notice of the passing of a debtor, it is also an effective tool to extinguish known and even unknown debts.
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Custody

Bear’s founder served as a guardian ad litem for several years early in his practice and, as a result, learned that children get hurt when adults stand by and do nothing. That is why Bear Litigation takes a no-nonsense approach to child safety and will only work with families that put the best interests of a child before their own. For more information, click the "Get Started" button.

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Intellectual Property

Have a great idea for a business name or logo? Worried that your intellectual property is not protected? Registering your idea can be complex and overwhelming; however, Bear has extensive experience in filing trade and service marks and can get you on the right track to protecting your great ideas. If you have an idea you want protected, click on the "Get Started" button.

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About the Founder


Bryce M. Hardin, Esq.
Founder

Bryce provides big firm experience, intelligent legal strategies, and common sense initiatives to his areas of practice. While in law school, Bryce served as law clerk for Hagood, Tarpy, & Cox where he gained invaluable knowledge from some of Knoxville’s premier civil litigators. After being admitted to practice law, Bryce was hired as an associate attorney with Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman, & Leveille. During that time, he represented financial institutions, negotiated transactions, resolved and litigated contract disputes, drafted estate planning documents, and probated estates.

Bryce was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where he grew up playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. Due to his love of the outdoors, Bryce was nicknamed "bear" by a college friend and his closest friends still call him "Bear Bryce." Bryce received his BA in political science from the University of Tennessee and his JD from Lincoln Memorial University School of Law.