Jennifer A. Hasley's statewide trial practice focuses on civil litigation, attorney disciplinary and disability law, and a broad range of professional liability and legal malpractice claims involving negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and other deceptive practices.
Jennifer A. Hasley's statewide trial practice focuses on civil litigation, attorney disciplinary and disability law, and a broad range of professional liability and legal malpractice claims involving negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and other deceptive practices. Jennifer is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers as a Professional Liability Attorney. In 2022, Jennifer received the State Bar College's Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award for her outstanding achievements and professionalism.
Much of Jennifer’s time is spent helping attorneys avoid litigation by providing trusted guidance on legal ethics and vigorously defending against unfounded grievances that seem to overwhelm the State Bar of Texas disciplinary system. Jennifer is also passionate about helping law students and young lawyers develop their skills and confidence through direct mentorship. When needed, she represents law students and recent graduates navigate through the character and fitness review process before the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
Prior to forming the law firm of Hasley Scarano in 2006, she spent more than eight years as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel in the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas. She represented the State Bar of Texas and the Commission for Lawyer Discipline in disciplinary and disability proceedings involving attorney misconduct.
Jennifer joined the Houston Bar Association early in her career which was just the beginning of her involvement in the organization. After many years of service to the bar through volunteerism and as a member and chair of quite a number of the HBA standing committees, she was elected for her first term as an HBA Director in 2009. She has received three HBA President’s Awards for her leadership as Co-Chair of the CLE Committee (2007), the Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee (2010) and, most recently, the Civil Bench Bar Committee (2021). Jennifer spent 12 years on the HBA Board before being elected as President for the 2021-22 term. She is only the fifth woman President in the HBA’s 150-year history. Jennifer used this opportunity to promote professionalism and pro bono legal services, expand the Military and Veterans programs, and celebrate some of the accomplishments of the 10,000-plus members of the organization.
She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow), College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS), Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation (Life Fellow), and Garland R. Walker Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Jennifer has served on numerous organization boards, and been Chair of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Lawyer Referral Service, and the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center,
Jennifer is a recognized speaker on legal ethics and professionalism.
University of Arizona
James Rogers College of Law
University of Houston Law Center
LL.M. Health Law & Policy (1995)
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 2007)
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
Executive Committee (since 2004)
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
Board Member (since 2022)
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Chair, Board of Directors (2019-20)
Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
Chair, Board of Directors (2014-15)
Houston Lawyer Referral Service
President, Board of Directors (2012-13)
Jennifer Hasley joined the Houston Bar Association early in her career. After serving 12 years as an elected director, she was sworn in as the only the fifth woman president in the organization's 150-year history.