Tanner Neidhardt is an associate in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration and Litigation practice. Tanner’s background combines compelling advocacy, including pretrial motions practice, jury selection, witness presentation and argument to judge and jury, with significant experience developing facts in difficult and complex cases.
Prior to joining the firm, Tanner served as a Texas prosecutor, where he litigated more than 100 trials to a jury. Before his state government service, Tanner served as a law clerk to retired Hon. Felix Recio of the Brownsville division of the Southern District of Texas.
Tanner also has a diverse background in Latin American issues. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Colombia, studying the country’s constitution on its 10th anniversary. Later, he served as a clerk to the Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación in Mexico and the Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, the court of jurisdiction for rights and freedoms throughout the Americas.
Tanner earned a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies. He is fluent in Spanish, from 18th Century legal inquests to modern-day disputes.
Tanner was a staff editor of the Texas International Law Journal and a Latin American Democracy Fellow at the University of Texas School of Law. At Rhodes College, he captained the soccer team to three national tournaments and earned All-American honors at the National Mock Trial Tournament.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Political Science, Rhodes College
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas