The Firm

About Us

In 1882, in the booming frontier town of Fort Worth, William Capps and Samuel Benton Cantey formed the law firm that is today known as Cantey Hanger LLP. Both were talented trial attorneys and quickly earned a reputation as a top litigation firm – a reputation Cantey Hanger has built upon during the past 139 years, as we have evolved into a respected, full-service law firm with offices in three Texas cities.

Today, Cantey Hanger maintains offices in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Austin (by appointment only) to provide local service to our Texas clients. Cantey Hanger has been privileged to be actively involved in the evolution and development of North Texas, having served as legal counsel in forming the first electric utility in Fort Worth (a client we have represented for more than 100 years) and bringing the Stockyards to Fort Worth. There are now three streets in Fort Worth named in honor of our original partners. Our commitment to our home town is strong.  Our longtime home, Cantey Hanger Plaza, stands proudly on the West side of downtown Fort Worth.

Cantey Hanger attorneys counsel with and appear in court on behalf of an impressive array of clients in the public and private sectors, both for-profit and non-profit organizations. While many will recognize the names of our larger business clients, we are proud to represent a broad range of clients, including individuals, families and charitable organizations. Our attorneys handle the legal needs of entities ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, family-owned businesses.

Cantey Hanger represents clients in many industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Institutions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Governmental Entities
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Moving/Logistics
  • Natural Resources/Energy
  • Professional Services
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Waste Management

Cantey Hanger is a prominent and deeply rooted Texas law firm, with capabilities reaching across the nation and around the world. The diverse attorneys who define Cantey Hanger are committed to achieving the goals of their clients, providing the highest quality legal work, and consistently earning respect within the profession.

With growing offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, Cantey Hanger is continuously recruiting skilled attorneys and staff to join our team.

Lateral Attorneys

Cantey Hanger is built on the depth and breadth of highly talented, published and experienced attorneys. Among our ranks are national leaders within the legal profession, many with prestigious political, civic and bar appointments. Cantey Hanger’s attorneys span a range of competencies, ensuring our ability to handle the most complex and multi-faceted legal issues, and to foster long-term relationships with clients.

In order to maintain our reputation as a firm of truly outstanding attorneys, Cantey Hanger actively seeks lateral attorneys that will help us meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Partner level positions require a candidate who has portable business.

For more information contact:
Jordan Parker
(817) 877-2800

Law Students

Cantey Hanger considers individual clerkships for exceptional law students. We provide select law students with a meaningful experience that allows them to grow personally and professionally. Our clerkships are designed to give law students real-life, real-time, hands-on experience in actual client matters.

We consider candidates for our Fort Worth and Dallas offices. Our clerkships are typically 4 to 6 weeks in length. Summer associate employment decisions are typically made in January.

For more information contact:
Karen Smith
Human Resources Director
(817) 877-2800

Professional Staff

Cantey Hanger seeks to hire highly talented people in all positions, from file clerks to paralegals. Our firm is committed to helping employees expand their skill sets and responsibilities, and we offer opportunities for advancement and professional  growth. We provide a competitive employment and benefit package, including vacation/holiday pay, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401(k) pension plan.

For more information contact:
Karen Smith
(817) 877-2800

Meritas is an association of more than 200 quality law firms located in all fifty states and on six continents, including every major country in the world. It was formed to provide ready access to comprehensive, cost-effective legal services and multi-jurisdictional capabilities. Membership is based upon strict admission criteria, and all firms have received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell or a comparable international rating institution. A peer evaluation is conducted of any candidate firm. Once admitted, each firm subscribes to a code of ethics requiring delivery of legal services in a competent, prompt, and diligent manner.

Although each firm is entirely independent, Meritas provides to its member firms the diverse knowledge and resources of more than 4,000 lawyers worldwide. Members cooperate to avoid costly duplication and to make available research and other non-confidential materials to other member firms and their clients. Meritas policies include provision of legal services in a cost-efficient manner, discussion of alternative dispute resolution procedures when applicable, and provision of continuing legal education to all lawyers.

Our membership in Meritas allows our clients with needs in other jurisdictions to have ready access to counsel with proven reliability. Where a multijurisdictional legal effort is needed, our firm can easily cooperate with a firm located in another state or country to provide maximum benefit to the client.

Cantey Hanger is committed to fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the practice of law. Our goal is to create a diverse culture within our law firm that reflects the increasing diversity of our clients and communities we serve.