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James J. Hartnett Jr.

James J. Hartnett Jr.

Practice areas:

Trusts, Litigation, Probate, Guardianship

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Guardianship: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Lance A. Pool

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients. Jim is also an accomplished trial attorney and has a very good presence before both judges and juries. I would highly recommend Jim to any potential client.

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    Lance Pool Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jack W. Lawter Jr.

    Jim is an excellent probate and trust trial lawyer.

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    Jack Lawter Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Hartnett Law Firm

2920 N. Pearl Street
Dallas, TX, 75201

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America - Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in Dallas - Trusts & EstatesD Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in Dallas - Trusts & EstatesD Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in America - Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
“Top Notch” lawyer in Trusts and EstatesTexas Lawyer Magazine2007
“Go To” lawyer in Trusts and EstatesTexas Lawyer Magazine2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHartnett Law Firm1983 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2004 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionBoard Member1998 - 2000
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1983 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Estate of Velma Lee Robinson, DeceasedSet aside probated Will, and probated Will favorable for client

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Austin CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionTop Mistakes of Estate Planners in Potential Will/Trust Contest Scenarios2011
Texas Forum Group of Estate Planners10 Fiduciary Attitudes That Just Might Get You Sued2010
Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionNo Contest Provisions – Do They Really Work?2009
Tarrant County Probate Bar AssociationThe Forfeiture Clause: Contest Killer or Paper Tiger?2008
23rd Annual Litigation UpdateFiduciary Duties & Liabilities – Case Law Update2007
n, Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Law SectionTop Ten Ways a Fiduciary Can Assure Him/Herself of Getting Sued2006