Jay J. Bartlett



(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 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


Bar + Court Admissions





Awards + Recognitions

AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell

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, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018

Named a Top Attorney in Florida in the Wall Street Journal, 2011

Named Lawyer of Distinction, 2019, 2020 

Named a Top Attorney by SuperLawyers.com, 2007, 2010, 2011


Professional + Community Involvement

Hillsborough County Bar Association 

The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section 

Colorado Bar Association 


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).