Jay J. Bartlett

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 Areas of Practice:

Eminent Domain
Environmental & Water
Property & Civil Rights


University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1985
University of Florida, B.S. (Accounting, with Honors), 1982
University of Florida, A.A. (Liberal Arts and Sciences, with High Honors), 1980

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Jay Bartlett is a founding shareholder of the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of water law, environmental law, property rights, eminent domain and general real estate matters. In addition to his work in Florida, Mr. Bartlett practiced in the areas of water law and related environmental litigation in Colorado for eight years. He has represented land owners, developers, and governmental entities in the development and protection of water supply and delivery systems, environmental permitting and defense of various agency enforcement matters against local, state, and federal agencies. Mr. Bartlett has also represented owners of wastewater treatment plants in permitting and enforcement actions.

Professional & Community Involvement:

Hillsborough County Bar Association
The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions:

Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2019
Named Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers Magazine 2007,2010, 2011, and 2018
Named a Top Attorney in Florida in Wall Street Journal, June 2011
Elected to membership in Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Named a Top Attorney by SuperLawyers.com, June 2007
President’s List (4.0 term GPA) 9 times
Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Golden Key Honor Fraternities, Member
John F. Bloodworth, Sr. Scholarship Award recipient


Property Interests Subject to Condemnation, AEDP Quarterly meeting (January 2000).
Taking of Subdivision Access Rights, Journal of the Association of the Eminent Domain Professionals (Spring 1999).
Condemnation Blight, AEDP Quarterly meeting (June 1999).
Florida's New Wetlands and Surface Water Delineation Methodology (1994)
Environmental Permitting Summer School (1994)