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Harvey Sylvanous Bartlett III

Appeals Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   1 review

also known as Tad Bartlett

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2000
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Briefing and argument of civil and criminal appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Fifth Circuit, Louisiana Supreme Court, and intermediate Louisiana appellate courts.

    24 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    Complex commercial litigation, involving large-scale dipsutes between companies, Unfair Trade Practices Act claims, trade secrets claims, antitrust claims, RICO litigation arising from tax and investment practices, and construction and surety disputes

    23 years

  3. Environmental and natural resources
    Representing landowners in disputes against natural resource companies, and citizens with claims against polluters

    25 years

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.

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Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison
601 Poydras Street
Suite 2655
New Orleans, LA, 70130

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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2009
Review of Mr. Harvey Sylvanous Bartlett III
Tad Bartlett is not just a a highly qualified and professional attorney, he is an extraordinary human being whose sense of humanity, compassion and diplomacy made all the difference in the First Amendment case he handled concerning my work. I had the opportunity to unexpectedly work with Mr. Bartlett when those perpetrating the human rights of the people in a film I made about sugar cane cutters in the Dominican Republic attempted to obtain the footage and conversations I'd had with the victims. I so appreciate the demeanor and methodologies employed by Mr. Bartlett to successfully negotiate with the representatives of the sugar industry so that all concerned parties on our end, could enjoy a positive outcome from all this. And the triumph of this case, lead to the success of others related to this same issue. Mr. Bartlett does not just practice law, he engages in it. and the cause at hand. I have no words or ways to thank Mr. Bartlett and can only say how much I'd highly recommend him to other potential clients in need of his services and character. -- Amy Serrano, writer/director/ cinematographer, "The Sugar Babies"
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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison
  • 2009 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • The Bartlett Law FIrm, APLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Of Counsel
  • Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Liskow & Lewis, APLC
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Judicial Clerk
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - Hon. James Dennis
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Student Attorney
  • Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Tulane Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Spring Hill College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (New Orleans chapter)
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 2006


  • Surety Claims Institute Newsletter
  • Not Dead Yet: The Imposition of Arbitration Awards Against Non-Party Sureties
  • 2007
  • Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Recent Developments: Court to Decide Crucial Coastal Restoration Issues
  • 2004
  • Louisiana Bar Journal
  • Leaving Communities Behind: The Evolving World of Environmental Justice
  • 2003
  • Louisiana Environmental Lawyer
  • Latest Chapter in Shintech Story: Addis Site Selection Survives IT Analysis
  • 2002
  • Briefly Speaking
  • The Small Business Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act: New Hope for New Orleans Brownfields?
  • 2002
  • Briefly Speaking
  • Plan Ahead for Disaster Recovery
  • 2001
  • Tulane Environmental Law Journal
  • Is NEPA Substantive Review Extinct, or Merely Hibernating? Resurrecting NEPA Section 102(1)
  • 2000
  • Tulane Law Review
  • Determining 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 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 Defense
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Procrastinator Program CLE
  • Putting the "Profess" Back in Professionalism: Social Media Traps and the "Business" of Law
  • 2011
  • Learning to Lawyer
  • Dealing With Information Overload
  • 2008
  • Current Regulatory Issues Affecting the Offshore E&P Industry
  • Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Developments on the OCS
  • 2004
  • Pollution, Environment, and Homeland Security in Today’s Marine Industry
  • Environmental Concerns for Barge Cleaning Operations
  • 2003
  • Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision Annexation and Zoning Laws in Louisiana
  • Environmental Concerns for Developers
  • 2003
  • Advanced Real Estate Law in Louisiana
  • Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2003
  • Advanced Real Estate Law in Louisiana
  • Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2002
  • Advanced Real Estate Law in Louisiana
  • Ethical Obligations in Real Estate
  • 2002
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New Orleans Appeals Lawyer Harvey Sylvanous Bartlett III
Harvey Sylvanous Bartlett III
Appeals Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 23 years