Mark Hartzog

Mark Hartzog

Franklin, Tennessee

Mark Hartzog is the senior member of Hartzog & Silva PLLC.  He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Subsequent thereto, he completed Marine Officers Candidate School and served in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.  He was stationed in Vietnam during the period 1965-66.  Thereafter, he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law.  While in law school, he clerked for the Knoxville firms of Ambrose, Wilson, Lockridge & Grimm and McCampbell, Young, Bartlett & Woolf.  Upon graduation, he relocated to Franklin, Tennessee and joined the firm of Dave A. Alexander, becoming a partner shortly thereafter.    

Mr. Hartzog has worked principally in areas of family law, real estate, estate planning, & probate and estate administration.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Foundation..  He served for seventeen (17) years as legal counsel for the Williamson County Board of Realtors.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Heritage Federal Bank and the Board of Directors of Oak Hill School in Nashville.  He is a past President of the Franklin Rotary Club and has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.  He is a past Chairman of the Diaconate at First Presbyterian Church (Nashville).  Mr. Hartzog has enjoyed an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over thirty-five (35) years.  The A signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the V denotes very high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. 

Mr. Hartzog and his wife Sylvia have two (2) children.  They have been involved in various committees and/or support roles at Oak Hill School, Harpeth Hall School and Montgomery Bell Academy.  They have served on Parent-Faculty Committees at Washington University and Middlebury College.  They have been active in their support of the Nashville Symphony, Blair School of Music, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and various organizations  serving special needs in the Middle Tennessee area including Habitat for Humanity, Nashville Union Mission, and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Planning


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Georgia Institute of Technology