C. Vernon Hartline, Jr. Hartline Barger’s late founding partner, has been named Best Lawyers® 2021 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas/Fort Worth. This recognition is only awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Vernon was also included in this esteemed list in 2017 under the same practice area.
Vernon loved practicing law and being in the courtroom. It seems only fitting that after practicing law for nearly five decades, his distinguished career as a defense lawyer continues to be highlighted by such prestigious awards. He genuinely cared about the firm and its people, and he took time each day to reach out to his partners, colleagues, and staff. Congratulations to our founding partner who will be missed dearly.