Janet L. Hahn

A Passion for Service

Shareholder
Business & Corporate
  • Advises clients in entity selection and formation, buy-sell agreements, and contract drafting and review, including independent contractor agreements.

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Represents sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions, including asset acquisitions and stock acquisitions.

Estate & Probate
  • Represents clients with the creation of Trusts, Wills, and Powers of Attorney.  Represents clients in estate administration and probate matters.

Employment
  • Advises clients regarding employment issues,  including employment agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements and severance agreements.

BIO

Janet’s clients describe her as passionate, loyal and focused toward bringing about an excellent result for her clients. A heart for service to others, Janet Hahn strives to make each of her clients feel that they are important and worthy of efficient and quality legal work. No stranger to hard work, Janet is the type of person who literally pulled herself up by her own bootstraps. She actually began working at the firm as a legal secretary in the 1980’s. While working as a legal secretary, she attended night school so she could earn a degree and become a paralegal at the firm. After working as a paralegal and after attending school at night to obtain her undergraduate degree, she earned her law degree from Baylor Law School. Now a shareholder attorney at the firm, Janet fully appreciates the opportunity she has been given to serve others with her legal expertise.

A people person, Janet enjoys putting her clients at ease as she walks them through the probate process or counsels them in making wise estate planning decisions. Janet’s expertise also focuses on the transactions and ongoing operations of business enterprises. From entity formation to complex mergers and acquisitions, Janet and the Decker Jones team serve business enterprises and their owners, directors and managers. Janet’s services to her business clients include counsel regarding employee issues, including the preparation of severance agreements and confidentiality and non-compete agreements.

Janet’s desire to serve others extends beyond the office where she has served on numerous charitable and civic committees and boards such as the The Women’s Center of Tarrant County and the Tarrant County College Foundation. Janet’s passion is also teaching young children at her church Sunday School and in Bible Study Fellowship. She has life in perspective.

  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, (2010)
    • “Tarrant County Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2002 – 2015)
    • “Great Women of Texas” by the Fort Worth Business Press, (2005)
    • “Woman of Influence” by the Fort Worth Business Press, (2005)
    • “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, (2005)
    • “Henry Meadows Volunteer of the Year” by YMCA, (1997, 1999, and 2004)
    • “Women’s Legal Advocacy Award” from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, (2008)
    • “Distinguished Alumni Recognition” from Tarrant County College, (2008)
    • “Power Attorney” by the Fort Worth Business Press, (2014)
  • Memberships
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Tarrant County Bar Foundation Fellow
    • Texas Bar Foundation
    • Women Attorneys Section of Tarrant County Bar Association, (1995 – Present)
      • President, (2010 – 2011)
    • Tarrant County Probate Bar
  • Community Involvement
    • Board of Directors of the Women’s Center of Tarrant County, (2007-2012)
    • Board of Directors of McDonald Community Services Branch of YMCA, (1996-2005)
    • Provide free legal services to Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Wills Clinic
    • Member Leadership Fort Worth, (2001-Present), Currently on Board of Directors
    • Board of Directors of Casa Manana (Present)
    • Board of Directors of Tarrant County College Foundation (Present)
    • Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (Present)
  • Education
    • Texas Wesleyan University, (B.A., Magna Cum Laude 1991)
    • Baylor Law School, (J.D., 1995)
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court (2007)
    • State of Texas (1995)
Janet Hahn Janet teaching the children of her Sunday School class.

BLOG POSTS