Frederick R. Hardt

Hardt Trial Solutions, PLLC

1623 Serenity Circle
Naples, Florida 34110


Business, Commercial, Contract, Legal Malpractice, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Wills


University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1972

University of Wisconsin, B.B.A., cum laude, 1969


1972, Wisconsin;

1983, Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Court of Military Appeal

Memberships & Certifications

Collier County Bar Association (Past President, Trial Lawyers Section)

The Florida Bar (Past Member, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee)

State Bar of Wisconsin

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Member, Wisconsin Law Review, 1970-1972

Chairman, 1992-2000 and State Committeeman (since 2000) Collier County Republican Executive Committee

Member, Executive Board, Republican Party of Florida

Certified Mediator, Circuit Civil Cases and Certified Arbitrator, Supreme Court of Florida

Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and Business Litigation Lawyer

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education 

Professional Experience:

Hardt began his legal career in the Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps, where he served as trial counsel until 1975. He then practiced law in Elkhorn, WI. In 1983, he moved to Naples, Florida. There he practiced with the firms of Hardt & Stewart and Roetzel & Andress LPA for 20 years until he was appointed to the circuit court in late 2003

Circuit Court Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit (2004-2019)

Senior Judge, Arbitrator and Mediator (since January 2019)

Civil trial practice in personal injury, commercial and probate litigation (30+ years)

Adjunct Professor of Law, Hodges University (7 years)

Board certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1988-2008)

Board certified Business Litigation Attorney (1997-2007)

Certified Mediator—Circuit Court Civil

Certified Arbitrator—Circuit Court Civil

LCDR, U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (1972-1975)

President, Trial Lawyers Section, Collier County Bar

Member, Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (3 years)

Member, Florida Bar (1983 to present)

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin (1972-2014)

LCDR, U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (1972-1975)

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School (1972)

Member, Wisconsin Law Review


Lt. U.S. Navy, JAGC, 1972-1975 

1623 Serenity Circle
Naples, FL 34110

P: 239-597-5540
E: [email protected]