Conrad K. Harder, III

Associate

Conrad Harder cares about protecting his clients and advocating for their best interests.

Conrad began his legal experience while working for Sacramento’s Family Justice Center. After witnessing the crimes inflicted on members of his community, he began advocating for victims of crime at the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office where he conducted his first jury trial during law school. He then worked for Sacramento District Attorney’s Office where he personally managed a caseload of eighty misdemeanor cases set for trial, worked with victims of crime, handled sensitive matters, and continued conducting jury trials. His passion to help people brought him to Downey Brand where he focuses his experience and courtroom presence to help clients navigate the difficult legal processes in family law.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • University of the Pacific Law Review, Primary Editor, 2017-2018
  • University of the Pacific Moot Court Honors, Board Member, 2017-2018
  • Pacific Justice Institute, Legal Intern, 2017
  • Family Justice Center, Volunteer, 2016

Honors & Rankings

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge Graduate with Great Distinction, 2018
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge Moot Court Honors, 2017-2018
  • Roger J. Traynor Honor Society
  • Witkin Award for Highest Academic Performance in California Community Property, Spring 2018
  • Pacific Law Scholarship Recipient, 2015-2018
  • McGeorge Dean’s Honor List, 2015-2018
  • Ben Franz 1L Mock Trial Competition, Best Direct Examination
  • Ben Franz 1L Mock Trial Competition, Finalist
  • Downey Brand’s family law practice is particularly sensitive to the privacy of its clients, thus the family law group does not discuss specific case results.
  • Prior to working at Downey Brand, Conrad Harder conducted criminal investigations, preliminary hearings, and contested motions. Additionally, Conrad has conducted multiple criminal jury trials with charges ranging from driving under the influence to assault.

Conrad is an avid outdoorsman. He grew up hunting and fishing throughout the Sacramento region with his father and close friends. He enjoys living an active lifestyle, playing sports, and embracing all that life can offer.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • University of the Pacific Law Review, Primary Editor, 2017-2018
  • University of the Pacific Moot Court Honors, Board Member, 2017-2018
  • Pacific Justice Institute, Legal Intern, 2017
  • Family Justice Center, Volunteer, 2016

Honors & Rankings

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge Graduate with Great Distinction, 2018
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge Moot Court Honors, 2017-2018
  • Roger J. Traynor Honor Society
  • Witkin Award for Highest Academic Performance in California Community Property, Spring 2018
  • Pacific Law Scholarship Recipient, 2015-2018
  • McGeorge Dean’s Honor List, 2015-2018
  • Ben Franz 1L Mock Trial Competition, Best Direct Examination
  • Ben Franz 1L Mock Trial Competition, Finalist