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.