Deborah Hartley

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Deborah Hartley

DallasOf Counsel
Phone: 817.261.7711 ext. 13

Licensed in TX

Debbie Hartley has been in private practice in Arlington, Texas, since graduating with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979.

Throughout her career, Debbie has represented businesses and individuals in a broad range of civil matters. Much of her practice is comprised of estate planning and probate cases, both routine and complex. Her estate planning practice has included not only document drafting, but also the preparation of gift and estate tax returns and representation of corporate trustees. As a member and managing partner of a law firm, Debbie has experience in family law, creation of business entities, commercial litigation, and sales and acquisitions of businesses. She has appellate experience in a number of Texas courts of appeals, and has argued at the Texas Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit.

Debbie was the first woman to serve as President of the Arlington Bar Association. She has also served as a Director of the Tarrant County Bar Association, served as a member of the Tarrant County Fee Arbitration Committee, and is currently the Northern Region Chairman of the Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.


  • State Bar of Texas


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1979

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