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Wendy Louise Newman Hackler

About me

I was born in Dallas and raised in Arlington.  I graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Psychology and went straight into law school at Texas Tech.  I went to law school knowing that I wanted to be a family law attorney because I enjoy working with, and helping, people.


I received my law degree, passed the bar, and began my legal career in Fort Worth.  I started my practice with foster parent adoptions.  I soon went to work for the Attorney General of Texas, where I worked for three years.  Then I went back out on my own and reopened my family law practice in Fort Worth, Texas.


I have 4 boys who range in age from 29-9.  Having experienced my own divorce a few years ago, I now have a new perspective.   Having personally made it through the ordeal, and a subsequent modification, I now understand first hand the emotional turmoil that my clients go through.  I believe these experiences help me relate to my clients and encourage me to be creative in my suggestions for settlement.  



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    16 years
  2. Family: 25%
    21 years
  3. Child Support: 15%
    21 years
  4. Wills: 10%
    9 years
  5. Adoption: 5%
    21 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Gregory Lee Housewirth

    Wendy does an excellent job representing her clients. In an era when so many lawyers are perceived as being in it only for themselves, Wendy truly cares about the needs of her clients.


    Gregory Housewirth Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Jerold Haley Mitchell

    I had the pleasure of working with Wendy and have come to respect her dedication and professionalism. Wendy's pragmatic and compassionate approach to resolving disputes is a benefit not only to her clients, but to the legal community as well. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jerold Mitchell Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Wendy L. Hackler

2363 Hwy 287 N, Suite 108
Mansfield, TX, 76063


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/AttorneyThe Law Office of Wendy L. Hackler2001 - 2015
AttorneyAttorney General's Office, Texas - Child Support Division1998 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Section of the Texas State BarMember2008 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2008 - Present
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
The College of the State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1995 - Present
Mentoring Committee Tarrant County BarChairman2009 - 2010
Mentoring Committee Tarrant County BarChairman-Elect2008 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Divorce Law A-ZFiling for Divorce and Pretrial Motions2014
Divorce Law Guide from A-ZStrategies for Effective Use of Discovery2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mentoring CommitteeHow to Develop Business Effectively & Ethically2010
Mentoring CommitteeIntroduction to Transition to Practice Program2010