Mark Hartzog (In Memoriam)

Mark Hartzog (In Memoriam)

Franklin, Tennessee

Henry Martin Hartzog, who preferred being called “Mark,” was born in Dothan, Alabama, on February 24, 1940, and died in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 15, 2019. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech.

After College, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, completing Officer’s Candidate School and then flight training. He flew combat missions in a F-4 Phantom Jet in Vietnam during his tours in 1965 and 1966. He attained the rank of Captain.

Following military service, he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1970. Mark was a senior partner in a succession of the law firms of Alexander, Hartzog, Harris & Silva; Hartzog, Harris and Silva; Hartzog, Silva and Davies; and lastly Hartzog & Silva. Beyond a concentration in real estate, he was a general practitioner to some extent, working most capably in estate planning and estate administration matters.

The singular constant in this evolution of his law practice was that Mark improved and enriched the lives of all of his clients, law partners and associates. Mr. Hartzog was compassionate, knowledgeable and most importantly a counselor with unquestionable integrity. He possessed a sound moral compass and was the epitome of a gentleman lawyer.

No lawyer has done more for the self-image or public perception of the legal profession than Mark Hartzog.

Areas of Practice

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


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