State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Don Hartman

June 17, 2021
By Dawn M. Jones

Walker County Messenger, LaFayette

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Lookout Mountain attorney Don L. Hartman after his passing on May 24 at the age of 86. 

A Georgia Bar member since 1967, Mr. Hartman was an expert in worker’s compensation law, authoring what became the “Hartman Rule,” which is frequently cited in law journals and accepted doctrine in several states. Additionally, he served 14 years as Municipal Court judge for the City of Lookout Mountain. He also served his country as a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps.

Don Hartman will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of Georgia’s legal community. We appreciate his dedication and the many contributions he made through his service to the public and the justice system.

Dawn M. Jones
2020-21 President, State Bar of Georgia