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Bardia’s practice focuses on defending high-profile and high-exposure product liability matters involving claims of wrongful death and catastrophic permanent injuries. He advises manufacturers and distributors of consumer products, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices.

A proud storyteller, Bardia understands the importance of conveying the story of his clients and their products. To achieve this, Bardia works closely with in-house engineers and scientists, as well as outside experts, to learn and present defenses in a persuasive manner to judges and juries across the country. Bardia’s immersive approach to understanding how his clients’ products are designed, developed, and operate allows him to create custom strategies to address his clients’ legal issues.

Bardia also advises his clients on regulatory compliance, risk management, and recall handling strategies based on frameworks set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other agencies.

Bardia is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from initial case assessment, managing complex discovery (including discovery of electronically stored information or eDiscovery), strategic planning, and motion practice, to representing clients in trials and appeals. He also is experienced in defending complex litigation, such as nationwide consumer class actions, as well as consolidated multi-district litigations.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2023-2024
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021-2022
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2021
  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2022
  • Board Member, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, 2017-2019
  • Volunteer, God’s Pantry, 2016-2019
  • Executive Committee Member, Fayette County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, 2018-2019
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association, 2016-Present
    • Co-Chair, Future of Law Commission’s Technology Sub-Committee, 2016-Present


  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2016
    • Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Florida, 2013
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • Farsi, Fluent
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • Turkish (Azeri), Fluent