Brian S. Bartley

Managing Partner of Workers’ Compensation, Fort Myers Office

Partner

bbartley@chartwelllaw.com
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(239) 332-0283
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(239) 332-0520
Fort Myers, FL
12486 Brantley Commons Court
Fort Myers
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FL
33907
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PRACTICE AREAS

Workers' Compensation

Third-Party Insurance Defense & Liability

In-House Counsel Assistance Including Claims & Underwriting File Analysis and Privilege Determination for Non-Party Subpoenas

Admissions

Florida

Education

University of Miami School of Law

J.D., cum laude, 1996

University of Miami

B.A., phi beta kappa, 1991

Brian Bartley is the managing partner of the Fort Myers Workers' Compensation Department of Chartwell Law and represents clients throughout southwest Florida in workers’ compensation and insurance defense matters.

Mr. Bartley is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. 

Mr. Bartley provides early case assessment to each client, guiding them through their case, whether it settles or goes to litigation. If his client does proceed to court proceedings, Mr. Bartley has vast experience defending insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators before various Judges of Compensation Claims. Mr. Bartley is proficient in conducting depositions of witnesses, physicians and vocational experts, as well as motion hearings, mediations and final hearings. He also has a deep familiarity with conducting investigations as needed.

He is extremely dedicated to his clients, often going in-house and presenting on a variety of educational topics to help them minimize risk and exposure. He also speaks nationally at various Continuing Legal Education presentations and other industry conferences. Some of the topics he has presented on include: 

  • Apportionment
  • Attorney’s Fees and Recent Case Law
  • Case Law Update‍
  • Closing Difficult Cases‍
  • Comparative Negligence
  • ‍Compensability of the Claim
  • Depositions Do's and Don’ts‍
  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Training
  • Equitable Distribution
  • ‍Ethics and Fraud
  • ‍Florida Impairment Guides
  • Fraud Upon the Court‍

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bartley was a partner at another Florida law firm, where he focused on workers’ compensation and insurance defense matters.

While in law school, Mr. Bartley was an editor for the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review and competed nationally as a member of the school’s mock trial team. After graduation from college, he served as national chairman of a non-partisan student political organization and was listed in Who’s Who in American Politics.

Professional Associations

Florida Bar Association

Lee County Bar Association

Sarasota/Bradenton Claims Association

The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)

Achievements

Rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive

Brian Bartley is the managing partner of the Fort Myers Workers' Compensation Department of Chartwell Law and represents clients throughout southwest Florida in workers’ compensation and insurance defense matters.

Mr. Bartley is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. 

Mr. Bartley provides early case assessment to each client, guiding them through their case, whether it settles or goes to litigation. If his client does proceed to court proceedings, Mr. Bartley has vast experience defending insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators before various Judges of Compensation Claims. Mr. Bartley is proficient in conducting depositions of witnesses, physicians and vocational experts, as well as motion hearings, mediations and final hearings. He also has a deep familiarity with conducting investigations as needed.

He is extremely dedicated to his clients, often going in-house and presenting on a variety of educational topics to help them minimize risk and exposure. He also speaks nationally at various Continuing Legal Education presentations and other industry conferences. Some of the topics he has presented on include: 

  • Apportionment
  • Attorney’s Fees and Recent Case Law
  • Case Law Update‍
  • Closing Difficult Cases‍
  • Comparative Negligence
  • ‍Compensability of the Claim
  • Depositions Do's and Don’ts‍
  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Training
  • Equitable Distribution
  • ‍Ethics and Fraud
  • ‍Florida Impairment Guides
  • Fraud Upon the Court‍

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bartley was a partner at another Florida law firm, where he focused on workers’ compensation and insurance defense matters.

While in law school, Mr. Bartley was an editor for the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review and competed nationally as a member of the school’s mock trial team. After graduation from college, he served as national chairman of a non-partisan student political organization and was listed in Who’s Who in American Politics.

Professional Associations

Florida Bar Association

Lee County Bar Association

Sarasota/Bradenton Claims Association

The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)

Achievements

Rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive

Resources

Articles & Blogs
When a Physician Demands Fees Above the Florida Statutory Fee Schedule
September 12, 2019
March 14, 2019