About Us

Attorneys Doreen Hartwell and Laura Thalacker

Laura Thalacker and Doreen Spears Hartwell joined together in 2014 to form the employment law and business litigation law firm of Hartwell Thalacker, Ltd. after working together for nearly 15 years, first as associates and then as partners, in the litigation department of Nevada’s largest law firm.  With more than 45 years of combined legal experience, Laura and Doreen provide exceptional service to their clients in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Hartwell Thalacker, Ltd. provides high-quality, cost-effective legal services to businesses of all sizes in the practice areas of:

  • Employment and Labor Law Advice;
  • Human Resources Compliance and Strategic Counseling;
  • Employment and Labor Law Litigation; and
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

“We love what we do. You’ll love what we can do for your business.”

As a boutique employment law and business litigation firm, Hartwell Thalacker, Ltd. is able to provide its clients with the individualized attention and care their matters deserve. When client business interests and litigation extend beyond Nevada, Hartwell Thalacker, Ltd. works collaboratively with high quality legal counsel and business professionals in other states and countries through the firm’s membership in the prestigious Worklaw Network and IR Global.

Laura and Doreen take a hands-on, personal approach to their work, getting to know their clients and understanding the ins and outs of their businesses.  They are pragmatic about litigation, and pursue common sense strategies and solutions for legal representation so that their clients can focus on growing and running their business instead of costly legal matters. Ask their clients, and you will learn that Laura and Doreen are trusted, invaluable advisors and advocates.

Community Leadership

Laura and Doreen have served in leadership positions in various Bar and community organizations and are well-known and respected in the legal community.  They share a philosophy of fostering a firm culture that values diversity and the unique traits and skills that purpose-driven attorneys possess in providing clients with excellent representation, while also making a difference in their community.

The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association honored Hartwell Thalacker, Ltd. as its 2016 “Law Firm of the Year.” In December 2014, Doreen was named “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” by The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada–a well deserved honor recognizing her for her tireless efforts and advocacy providing free legal services to disadvantaged individuals in the community.