Janet L. Hahn

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A Passion for Service

Estate Planning & Probate
  • Ms. Hahn represents clients with the creation of Trusts, Wills, and Powers of Attorney.  She also represents clients in estate administration and probate matters.


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

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Ms. Hahn represents sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions, including asset acquisitions and stock acquisitions.


Janet L. Hahn’s clients describe her as passionate, loyal, and results-driven.  With a heart for service to others, Ms. Hahn strives to make each of her clients feel that they are important and worthy of efficient and quality legal work.

A person who literally pulled herself up by her own bootstraps, Ms. Hahn actually began working at Decker Jones as a legal secretary in the 1980’s. She attended night school during that time to earn a paralegal degree and to become the firm’s first paralegal. After working as a paralegal and attending night school to obtain her undergraduate degree, all while working full time at Decker Jones, Ms. Hahn earned her law degree from Baylor Law School.  Now a shareholder, Ms. Hahn fully appreciates the opportunity she has earned to serve others with legal expertise.

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

Ms. Hahn is committed to her community.  She has served on numerous charitable and civic committees and boards such as The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, the Tarrant County College Foundation, and Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center.  Ms. Hahn’s passion is also teaching young children at her church Sunday School and in Bible Study Fellowship. She has life in perspective.

  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Top 400 Most Influential People in Fort Worth” by Fort Worth Inc. Magazine (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
    • “Top Attorneys” by 360 West Magazine (2020, 2021, 2023)
    • “Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2002 – 2023)
    • “Legacy of Women” by Safehaven (2018)
    • “Power Attorney” by the Fort Worth Business Press, (2014)
    • “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, (2010)
    • “Women’s Legal Advocacy Award” from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, (2008)
    • “Distinguished Alumni Recognition” from Tarrant County College, (2008)
    • “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)
  • 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, (Present)
    • Member Leadership Fort Worth, (2001-Present)
    • Board of Directors of Casa Manana
    • Board of Directors of Tarrant County College Foundation,  Past Chair
    • Board of Trustees of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, (Present)
    • Board of Directors of McDonald Community Services Branch of YMCA, (1996-2005)
  • 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.