Hadi A. Harp began his legal career in Los Angeles after attending UCLA School of Law. Prior to entering law school, he studied public policy and economics at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
During Harp’s time as a law student, he worked alongside practitioners to help dozens of start-ups housed at Mucker Labs in Santa Monica, counseling founders on all aspects of business, employment, intellectual property and start-up law. After graduating from law school, he began practice at a Beverly Hills, Calif. law firm working on real estate, employment, and transactional matters.
In 2015, Harp founded Harp Law, a Detroit and Los Angeles-based law firm providing business and estate planning services to start-ups, professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
Harp is a music, technology, and sports enthusiast. He now makes his home in Dearborn.
By Jo Mathis
What is your proudest moment as a lawyer?
What inspired you to enter the field?
The idea that being a lawyer could mean 100 different things. Practices vary widely among lawyers, and that sort of flexibility appealed to me.
What would surprise people about your job?
How complicated and nuanced law and seemingly simple things can be.
Favorite local hangouts?
Downtown Detroit is booming these days, so anywhere there with good food, music or hospitality.
ESPN.com and theDailyBeast.com are the first two tabs I open up in the morning.
What was always written on your grade school report card?
What do you wish someone would invent?
What has been your favorite year so far?
When you look back into the past, what do you miss most?
Not being so connected to everything all the time.
What were you doing in your last selfie?
Trying to flip the camera.
Can you think of a failure that ultimately became a positive?
Yes, all of them.
What is one thing you would like to learn to do?
How to code. (Make music is a close second).
What is the best advice you ever received?
Come to terms with the fact that there’s too much stuff to know.
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