Department of Dispute Resolution & Counseling

Tom Hartsell

Tom Hartsell

Clinical Professor & Associate Director of Dispute Resolution Clinic



J.D., Michigan State University
SMU-in-Plano
5228 Tennyson Pkwy, Ste 234
Plano, 75024
972-473-3439
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Thomas L. Hartsell, Jr. is a lawyer and mediator in private practice with a specialty in family law and mental health practice issues. He has been active in the mediation field since 1986. He is a coauthor of "The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals, an A-Z Guide to Protecting your Clients, Your Practice and Yourself" and "The Portable Ethicist, An A-Z Guide to Responsible Practice" published by John Wiley & Sons and is a frequent lecturer to mental health professionals and organizations.

During the past 5 years he has authored or coauthored over 75 articles and book chapters and has delivered over 100 professional lectures. He has served on the adjunct faculty of Texas Woman's University and is also a member of the clinical adjunct faculty for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.

2001 Outstanding Layperson of the Year--Dallas Metro Counseling Association
1996 Outstanding Service to the Counseling Profession
1985 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award--Dallas Bar Association Education Board

Education:

Certified, Family Law, Texas State Board of Legal Specialization (SBT #091703000)
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, J. D.
University of Michigan, BSA Business Administration