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Ralph C. Hardy

Ralph C. Hardy
Ralph Super Lawyer

Ralph C. Hardy is a native of Crystal Lake, Illinois and now resides in Huntley with his wife Nancy and works part time out of the firm's Huntley branch office. After serving as a law clerk to Federal Judge Henry S. Wise for two years after law school, Mr. Hardy has spent the last 47 years in the private practice of law in Huntley and in the Elgin-South Elgin communities.

Mr. Hardy earned his undergraduate degree from Beloit College, where he majored in History. He went on to earn law degree from Washinton University in St. Louis.

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1965
  • Missouri, 1965


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D. - 1968
  • Beloit College, B.A. History - 1965

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Washington University Law Quartley
    • Editor
  • Illinois and Kane County Bar Illinois Associations
  • State Bank of Huntley n/k/a as BMO Harris Bank
    • Past Director
  • Waterman State Bank
    • Past Director
  • State Bank of Paw Paw
    • Past Director
  • Elgin Jaycees
    • Past Officer
  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra
    • Past Officer
    • Director
  • Fox Valley Music Association
    • Past Director
  • Elgin YMCA
    • Past Director
    • President
  • Presence of St. Joesph Hospital Foundation
    • Past Director
  • Sybaquay Girl Scout Council
    • Legal Counsel
  • Holiday Adopt a Family Program at Grafton Food Pantry
    • Chairman
  • Huntley Library Foundation
    • Legal Counsel
  • The Izaak Walton League
    • Legal Counsel

Honors and Awards:

  • Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award from Sybaquay Girl Scout Council
  • Volunteer Achievement Award, The Izaak Walton League
  • Super Lawyer, Estate Planning and Probate, 2007

Relevant Past Employment Positions:

  • Federal District Court for Eastern District of Illinois
    • Law Clerk to Judge Henry S. Wise, 1968 - 1970
  • Brady, McQueen, Martin, Callahan, & Collins
    • Associate/Partner, 1970 - 1971
  • Ariano & Hardy
    • Partner, 1981 - 1985
Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Kane County Bar Association DeKalb Bar Association
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