Donna L. Spencer

Office Administrator, Paralegal, 
Administrative Assistant

In Memoriam

Donna was instrumental in the development of The Hartnett Law Firm. She was a dedicated member of The Hartnett Law Firm since its inception, but her history with the Hartnett’s goes even further. Donna began working with Jim Sr., in 1966. During her career, Donna developed a reputation in her own right.

Though not a lawyer, Donna acquired knowledge and experience that made her a valuable asset to the attorneys at our offices and those in and around Dallas. Many attorneys around the state recognized that she was extremely pleasant to work with and provided insight into the practical aspects of probate administration. Some even called for her input into the practical aspects of their own cases or administrations.

Donna devoted her life to the law and to the advancement of The Hartnett Law Firm’s clients. Her tireless efforts provided the stability of the administration needed for any law firm to thrive. She enjoyed a close relationship with the Hartnett family, watching all of the Hartnett children grow up and many enter the very firm she helped their father build.

In addition to her work, Donna loved spending time with her own family the most. After raising two children, including her daughter Tracy who works at the firm, she had the luxury of being a doting grandmother. Other than spending lots of time at the grandkids’ sporting events and recitals, she was an avid reader, attended church regularly, and cherished returning to her native East Texas.