History of the Firm
Over the years, Mr. Tarry and Mr. Hene have worked for multiple firms where they have practiced in areas ranging from personal injury to corporate counsel; however, they never lost focus of their true passions for business, real estate, and oil & gas law. Mr. Tarry’s practice has led him to specialize in real estate and business, and Mr. Hene’s practice has led him to specialize in oil & gas and business. They believe that practicing in areas of personal interest leads to superior client-representation. This is the motivating force behind their work.
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Micah John Tarry
Mr. Tarry has a diverse professional and educational background. He received his Bachelor's in Psychology and Master of Social Work from Baylor University before receiving his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Before attending law school, Mr. Tarry was a Sales Manager at Vector Marketing, a small business Owner of Tarry’s Pressure Washing, and a Legal Assistant at Flowers Davis, P.L.L.C. He spent his two summers during law school interning at Roberts & Roberts Law Firm. Upon receiving his J.D., he returned to Roberts & Roberts as the Pre-Litigation Manager. After his time at Roberts & Roberts, he went to work at Mayo Mendolia & Vice, L.L.P. where he handled a variety of civil matters, with a primary practice focused upon real estate and business law. In October of 2015, he decided to form his own firm, Micah J. Tarry, P.C., in order to specialize in real estate and business law. In October 2018, he and Mr. Hene founded Tarry & Hene, P.L.L.C.
Mr. Tarry is active in his community by currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Smith County Bar Association and as Chairman of the Smith County Appraisal Review Board (SCARB). He served in the past as Immediate-Past President, President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the Smith County Young Lawyers Association, as a Regular Board Member and Auxiliary Board Member of the SCARB, as a Law Day Committee Member for Smith County Bar Association, as a Campaign Manager for City Councilwoman candidate, and was a member of Leadership Tyler Class 29.
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2013
M.S.W., Economic Development, 2009
B.A., Psychology, 2006
• American Institute of Legal Advocates - Real Estate Law Rising Star • Smith County Bar Association, Director 2019 - 2021 • Smith County Young Lawyers Association, Immediate-Past President, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
• Smith County Bar Association Law Day Committee, Member
• Member, Texas Bar Association • Real Estate & Business Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas
• Chairman, Smith County Appraisal Review Board 2017-2019
• University of Texas at Tyler’s The List of 30 in their 30’s - 2018
• Leadership Tyler, Class 29, 2015-2016
Stuart R. Hene
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hene worked at the Texas State Capitol and consulted on two different local campaigns. After attending law school, Mr. Hene was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 2009. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Hene has focused on oil & gas, business, and general civil litigation matters. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler, and has served on the City of Tyler’s Parks and Recreation Board. Currently, Mr. Hene serves on the City of Tyler’s Civil Service Commission, and is General Counsel for Prestige Capital, L.P./GT Engineering.
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2009
Financial Services and Commercial Law Concentration - Business Certificate, 2009
B.A., Political Science, 2005
• Smith County Bar Association - Director 2018 - 2020 • Smith County Young Lawyers Association, Immediate-Past President, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
• Texas Bar Foundation
• Oil, Gas, and Energy Resource Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Awards and Honors
The University of Texas at Tyler’s List of 30 in their 30’s - 2018
Smith County Young Lawyers Association - Young Lawyer of the Year - 2018
Co-winner of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Financial Services and Consumer Law Section’s writing competition - 2009