Decker Jones PC, the second oldest law firm in Fort Worth, and Attorney Kelly Decker jointly announced March 1 that she has left Decker Jones to start a new law firm with her husband, Fort Worth attorney Olyn Poole. The new firm will be called Decker Poole PLLC.
After starting her legal career at another Fort Worth-based firm, Decker joined Decker Jones 10 years ago. Her grandfather, Robert Decker, became a named partner of the firm over 50 years ago.
Having considered the idea of having her own law firm for several years, Decker decided the time was right to pursue her entrepreneurial desire to have her own law firm.
“We will certainly miss having Kelly at our firm, but we are excited for her and wish her nothing but the very best,” said Senior Partner Chuck Milliken. “We will always consider her to be part of our family.”
“My 10 years with Decker Jones have been rewarding and exciting as I have developed my law practice,” said Decker. “I appreciate the mentorship I’ve received and know that being part of the Decker Jones family helped make me a better attorney. I have developed strong friendships with my partners at Decker Jones, which I know I will retain even though I am no longer ‘officially’ with the firm.”
The Decker Poole firm has signed a 1,770-square-foot office lease in Ridglea Bank Building at 6300 Ridglea Place in Fort Worth.
Decker Jones was originally formed in 1896 and has grown into a full-service law firm comprised of 27 lawyers practicing in a variety of different areas including business and corporate law, merger and acquisitions, commercial and real estate litigation, construction law, employment law, estate and probate law, intellectual property, oil and gas, real estate, and family law. The law firm is headquartered in Fort Worth and has clients throughout Texas, across the United States and internationally.