About The hartnett law firm

For over thirty years The Hartnett Law Firm has served clients throughout the state of Texas in the areas of complex probate, estate, and trust litigation. Our practice primarily involves:

  • Will Contests and Constructions
  • Trust Contests, Constructions, and Terminations
  • Trustee Removal
  • Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
  • Guardianships
  • Common-Law Marriage Disputes

However, our attorneys also handle matters relating to general civil litigation, civil appeals, and condemnation (eminent domain).

No matter which of these issues you are facing, we believe in providing our clients with elite representation. To do this our firm has seven attorneys working in the same specialized practice areas to provide you with the highest quality service. Each client receives personalized service designed to meet their individualized needs. From fees to strategies, we will create a course of action that best reflects your situation.

Our firm ranks among the top tier in Texas receiving an “AV” rating in the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory, the highest given by the organization. The Firm is also listed under its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Individually, some lawyers in our firm have been recognized among the state’s best attorneys. For example, Jim Jr., and Will have both been recognized by Thomson Reuters as Super Lawyers from 2003-2017, Jim Jr., was also recognized by Texas Lawyer as 2013’s Go-To Lawyer in Trust and Estate Law, Jay Hartnett was named as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2004, and Tanner Hartnett was also named as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2019 & 2020.

We invite you to explore our website to see if our Firm can be of service to you. Probate issues are complicated and often entangle themselves with emotional family issues. It can be a stressful and difficult time for our clients, and we are here to help ease that burden. Our website will help explain more about probate and the process, as well as introduce you to our attorneys and our practice. If you have questions or would like to discuss the issues you are facing, we encourage you to contact us.