Charles Harding - Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer

Charles Harding

Charles R. Harding is a principle in The Harding Law Firm. Born in Latham, New York, Mr. Harding graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with honors in 1973, and from The Albany Law School of Union University with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1976. Mr. Harding was admitted to practicein New York State in 1977, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in 1977, The United States District Court for the District of Vermont in 2002, and The Supreme Court of the United States of America in 2003.

In 1977, Mr. Harding began the practice of law and became associated with the Schenectady Law Firm of Parisi, Delorenzo, Gordon and Pasquariello where he practiced for twenty-one (21) years. While working for the firm, he became a principle and name partner in the successor firm of DeLorenzo, Gordon, Pasquariello, Weiskopf and Harding, P. C. In 1998, Mr. Harding opened the Harding Law Firm and maintains an office in Niskayuna, New York. The Firm is primarily engaged in civil litigation including, divorce, personal injury and commercial litigation.

In 1995 Mr. Harding was honored by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest accolade, an “AV” rating. The “AV” rating signified a public confirmation that Mr. Harding’s legal abilities were of the highest standard and his professional ethics and conduct were above question. Mr. Harding has maintained that rating for the past twenty-one years. In 2003 he was honored by inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has maintained inclusion for the past thirteen years. In 2014, Mr. Harding obtained the rating of 10.0 from AVVO, their highest rating.

Mr. Harding was an adjunct professor of law at The State University of New York at Albany from 1978 to 1983. He has lectured extensively on topics such as motor vehicle law, premises liability and trial practice.

Mr. Harding maintains memberships in the Schenectady County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, The New York State Academy of Trial lawyers, and The Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Harding served for many years as a Judge for the Albany Law School’s annual mock trial competition. He has served on various committees for the Schenectady County Bar Association and is a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He has volunteered for many years as a member of the Schenectady County Bar Association’s Modest means program. In 2015 He became a member of New York State’s Attorney Emeritus Program. He has volunteered to represent indigent clients of the legal Aid Society for Northeast New York and has accepted assignment in several contested divorce actions requiring significant time and dedication.


Bar Admissions 

  • New York, 1977
  • Federal District Court Northern District of New York, 1977
  • District of Vermont, 2002


  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York, 1976, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Albany, 1973, B.A. with Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Schenectady County Bar Association

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