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Tad Bartlett graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School, in the top ten percent of his class, where he began practicing as a student attorney in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. Following graduation, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. James L. Dennis of the U.S. Fifth Circuit. Following that clerkship, Mr. Bartlett practiced administrative and appellate law at the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis, then practiced surety and fidelity litigation and appellate law at the New Orleans law firm of Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri. Mr. Bartlett then spent time developing a solo appellate practice with clients primarily clustered in the legal areas of environmental law, antitrust claims, and First Amendment issues. Tad Bartlett’s appellate practice has ranged from briefing and argument of substantive and procedural issues in civil and commercial litigation before state and federal appellate courts, to serving as a briefing attorney on a team providing pro bono representation of a death-row inmate seeking post-conviction relief. Beginning in July 2009, he began offering this appellate and litigation experience to civil clients of the experienced attorneys at Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison.


Languages spoken: German, English

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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
    16 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
    15 years
  3. Environmental: 20%
    17 years

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Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison

601 Poydras Street
Suite 2655
New Orleans, LA, 70130


LAEligible to practice law200007/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico AwardLouisiana State Bar Association2007
Distinguished Service AwardPro Bono Project of New Orleans2007
Distinguished Service AwardPro Bono Project of New Orleans2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateJones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison2009 - Present
Principal AttorneyThe Bartlett Law FIrm, APLC2008 - 2009
Of CounselKrebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC2004 - 2008
AssociateLiskow & Lewis, APLC2001 - 2004
Judicial ClerkU.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - Hon. James Dennis2000 - 2001
Student AttorneyTulane Environmental Law Clinic1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Bar Association of the Federal Fifth CircuitMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (New Orleans chapter)Member2001 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionBoard of Directors2002 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Surety Claims Institute NewsletterNot Dead Yet: The Imposition of Arbitration Awards Against Non-Party Sureties2007
Louisiana Bar JournalRecent Developments: Court to Decide Crucial Coastal Restoration Issues2004
Louisiana Bar JournalLeaving Communities Behind: The Evolving World of Environmental Justice2003
Louisiana Environmental LawyerLatest Chapter in Shintech Story: Addis Site Selection Survives IT Analysis2002
Briefly SpeakingThe Small Business Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act: New Hope for New Orleans Brownfields?2002
Briefly SpeakingPlan Ahead for Disaster Recovery2001
Tulane Law ReviewDetermining Whether a Title VII Plaintiff Class’s “Aim is True”: The Legacy of Allison v. Citgo Petroleum Corp. for Employment Discrimination Class Certification Under FRCP 23(b)(2)2000
Tulane Environmental Law JournalIs NEPA Substantive Review Extinct, or Merely Hibernating? Resurrecting NEPA Section 102(1)2000
Tulane Law Review“The Swamp’s a Hell of a Place to Die, Ain’t It?”: How Objective Reasonableness Has Stagnated the Flow of Fourth Amendment Deadly Force Law at Its Juncture with the Qualified Immunity Defense1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Spring Hill CollegeTheater; Creative WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Procrastinator Program CLEPutting the "Profess" Back in Professionalism: Social Media Traps and the "Business" of Law2011
Learning to LawyerDealing With Information Overload2008
Current Regulatory Issues Affecting the Offshore E&P IndustryEndangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Developments on the OCS2004
Pollution, Environment, and Homeland Security in Today’s Marine IndustryEnvironmental Concerns for Barge Cleaning Operations2003
Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision Annexation and Zoning Laws in LouisianaEnvironmental Concerns for Developers2003
Advanced Real Estate Law in LouisianaEnvironmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions2003
Advanced Real Estate Law in LouisianaEnvironmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions2002
Advanced Real Estate Law in LouisianaEthical Obligations in Real Estate2002