David M. Harding


Boston, MA | Atlanta, GA | Savannah, GA
D 678.996.9110


J.D., Georgia State University, Pro Bono & Public Service Recognition with Highest Distinction

M.S., University of Georgia

B.S., Xavier University


David M. Harding is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Boston office. Most of David’s practice is in the defense of claims in the areas of tort & catastrophic loss and government in Federal and State courts. In tort, David primarily focuses on litigation and pretrial matters in environmental, education, and transportation law.  

David handles the defense of complex, multiparty litigation, class actions, and federal court Multi-District Litigation (MDL). He works on the firm’s PFAS Litigation Team and is heavily involved in the MDL alleging Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) caused injuries arising from fire-fighting equipment and fire-suppressing foam that is consolidated and pending in Charleston, South Carolina federal court, known as the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) MDL.  Prior to joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, David was a legal intern with the Georgia Office of the Attorney General’s Environmental Section, handling a myriad of matters involving Coastal Marshlands Protection Act, Shore Protection Act, Clean Water Act, and NPDES permitting issues.  He focused a significant portion of his legal studies on environmental and natural resources law and served as Vice President for GSU Law’s Environmental Law Society.  David worked for major international energy company and taught environmental science for nearly a decade. 

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-Sidebar Class of 2021

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-2022 Judicial Internship Program – Program Coordinator

-2020 Virtual Judicial Internship Program – Judicial Intern