Bar Admissions

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation

  • Third-Party Insurance Defense & Liability

University of Miami School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1996)
University of Miami (B.A., phi beta kappa, 1991)

Brian S. Bartley

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Phone Number : 239-489-1911
Fax Number : (239) 425-3509
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12486 Brantley Commons Court
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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BRIAN S. BARTLEY, the managing partner of Chartwell Law’s Fort Myers Workers’ Compensation Department, 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: 


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)