TAMPA, FL 33602

P 813-223-3888
F 813-228-6422

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(813) 223-3888

Areas of Practice:
Eminent Domain
Bert J. Harris Act 
Inverse Condemnations & Takings 
Real Property Litigation
Property Owner 

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 landowners, 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.


University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1982

New College of Florida, B.A., 1977


Bar + Court Admissions


U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Awards + Recognitions

Florida Trend Magazine’s 2010 Legal Elite (2010-2013).

Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers 2010 by Tampa Bay Magazine.

Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2013).

Top Attorneys in Florida (Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine).

First Prize, University of Florida Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Law

Competition, “Direct Broadcast Satellites and Copyright Law,” 1982
University of Florida Law Review


Professional + Community Involvement

New College of Florida, Land Use and Environmental Law, Adjunct Professor (2001, 2007)

Board of Directors of New College Alumnae Association, Member and Past President (1990-1995)

Board of Directors of Academy of the Lakes Educational Foundation, Member (1995)

Board of Directors of Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute, Member and President (1992-1994)

Board of Directors and President, Lake Padgett Estates East Property Owners Association, Member (1984-1986)

Board of Directors, Andalucia Master Association, (2008-present) (Treasurer, 2010-present)

Pasco County Zoning Revision Committee (1989)

Hillsborough County Development Agreement Task Force (1990)

The Florida Bar, Land Use and Environmental Law Section; Eminent Domain Committee;

The Florida Bar, Property Rights Subcommittee of Real Property and Probate Section; Trial Lawyers Section

Hillsborough County Bar Association

National Association of Homebuilders LANDS Committee

American Bar Association, Section on State and Local Government Law,

Committee on Land Use, Zoning, and Eminent Domain

Urban Land Institute