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216 W. Franklin Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165

(972) 938-0088



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Michael W. Hartley, Attorney at Law

Michael Hartley, Attorney at Law

MICHAEL W. HARTLEY has been practicing law for over 30 years. Mr. Hartley represents clients in civil trials, commercial litigation, and criminal defense.

Mr. Hartley earned a B.S. degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech School of Law in 1979. Mr. Hartley was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and began practice in El Paso, Texas in 1979.  He opened his office in Waxahachie, Texas, in 1990 and has been serving all of Ellis County, Texas since then.

He has been a member of the Ellis County Bar Association and Ellis County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, serving as Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee. In 2004 he was recognized by the Ellis County Bar Association for professional excellence.

Mr. Hartley has written articles and given presentations to the Ellis County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on various matters, including Evaluating PCR DNA Evidence, Avoiding Identity Theft and use of the Texas Open Records Act.

Zachary L. Newland, Attorney at Law

A fifth-generation Texan, Zachary Newland grew up in Duncanville, Texas, before attending Oklahoma City University, where he received his B.A. in Political Science. Mr. Newland studied at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he was a Dean’s Scholar and received his Juris Doctor. Mr. Newland also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award as the highest scoring student in his Trial Practice class, among other accolades.

Mr. Newland is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas and admitted to federal practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Northern District of Texas, and the Southern District of Indiana. He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Texas State Bar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Ellis County Criminal Defense Association, and the Ellis County Bar Association.