Russell (Rusty) Hardin, Jr. (born on October 6, 1941, in Durham, North Carolina) is an American attorney and head of the Houston law firm Rusty Hardin & Associates, P.C. which he established in 1996.
Hardin is a 1965 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He went on to earn his law degree in 1975 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
During the Enron scandal, Hardin represented the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. His efforts resulted in the US Supreme Court unanimously overturning the firm's conviction of obstruction of justice in 2005.