Kenneth G. Bartlett
Kenneth G. Bartlett has been fighting cases of seriously injured clients since 1982. His legal career began in 1981 after graduating from Quinnipiac Law School when he started as a law clerk in the Connecticut Supreme Court Building in Hartford.
After clerking and before starting his own firm, Attorney Bartlett spent five years completing extensive trial work. He was a partner at Solomon & Stanton in Meriden, CT (1982-1984) and later worked as a civil trial litigator for the Alan E. Silver, P.C. law firm in New Haven. In 1987, Attorney Bartlett purchased Hyatt Legal Services and managed their 5 location throughout Connecticut. Hyatt Legal Services merged with Bartlett Law Office, P.C., to become the firm as we know it today. Attorney Bartlett is proud to have been the first attorney in Connecticut to prevail in an injury verdict for a victim of sexual assault where it was alleged that there was inadequate security. He has also litigated Benedictine, DPT vaccine, Permpro®, and silicone implant cases over the past 35 years.
Attorney Bartlett was awarded board-certified status as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) in 1984 and was recertified in 1989, 1994, and 2003. To date, Attorney Bartlett has tried more than 100 personal injury cases to verdict. Additionally, he has written extensively and lectured on selected legal topics over the past 35 years. He is also a past planning co-chairperson and speaker for the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) on medical malpractice.
His article on Screening Medical Malpractice Cases was published in Trial Magazine, a magazine with national readership. As a long-standing member of NBTA, Attorney Bartlett maintains a $1 million professional liability policy to ensure the protection of his clients. Mr. Bartlett has been voted by his legal peers as a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” for the past five consecutive years.
In January 2011, Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers appointed Mr. Bartlett both as an attorney trial referee and a fact finder/arbitrator in the Judicial District of New Haven. Mr. Bartlett was recertified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) in 2017 in civil trial practice. He is also dual-boarded (2017) in civil pretrial practice law.
- M.A. Liberal Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. (2008).
- Juris Doctor (J.D.), Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. (1981).
- B.A. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Double Major: English, Geology. (1977).
- Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA. (1972).
- 1987-Present: Principal of Bartlett Law Offices, P.C., New Haven, CT. Law firm with a primary focus on personal Injury.
- 2002-Present: Senior legal trial counsel to New York law firm Finkelstein & Partners employing 31 attorneys. This position involves heavy litigation skills in preparing and litigating a wide range of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. It also requires advising firm on issues of law conflict between New York and Connecticut.
- 1979-1981: Solomon & Stanton, PC., Meriden, CT. Hired as a full-time law clerk while attending law school in the evening.
- 1981-1982: Law Clerk, Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford, CT. Assisted in the research and editing of legal opinions, as well as the editing of the Dowling legal digest.
- Fall 1982-1984: Solomon & Stanton, PC. Returned to the law firm as partner. Litigated many of their civil and criminal jury matters in state and federal court.
- 1984-1987: Alan E. Silver, PC, New Haven, CT. Prepared and tried civil jury cases for the firm.
- 1975: Recipient of the National Science Foundation undergraduate research grant at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Research topic: Uptake models for phosphate in common estuarine clays. Grant included a 10-week program at the Jackson Estuary Laboratory.
- Bartlett, K. & Dominquez, G., Hazardous Waste Management: The Law of Toxics and Toxic Substances, CRC Press, Inc. (1986).
- Bartlett, K., Current Claimant Issues in Connecticut Workers’ Compensation, Connecticut Bar Journal. Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 231-259. (September 2004).
- Bartlett, K. The Constitutional Framework of RCRA, Toxic Substances Journal., Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 23-61. (Summer 1981).
- Bartlett, K., The Legal Development of a Viable Remedy for Toxic Pollution Victims, Toxic Substances Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 277-289. (Spring 1983).
- Bartlett, K., Office Hazards: A Legal Survey. Toxic Substances Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 199-248. (Winter 1983/84).
- Bartlett, K., Office Illnesses, Trial Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 5 (May 1986).
- Bartlett, K., Screening and Developing the Medical Malpractice case (Four-part article), Connecticut Law Tribune , Vol. 12, No. 18 (May 5, 1986); Vol. 12, No. 19 (May 12, 1986); Vol. 12, No. 23 (June 23, 1986); and Vol. 12, No. 24 (June 30, 1986).
- Bartlett, K., Preparing the Medical Malpractice Case, Trial Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 8, (August,1987).
- Bartlett, K., Motion for Review. Connecticut Law Tribune Vol. 5, No. 51 (December 17, 1979).
- Bartlett, K., Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices and Insurance Practices Act: Expanding Legal Horizons. Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 302 (August 1984).
Legal Courses Taught
- Advanced Workers’ Compensation. Two-day course sponsored by the National Business Institute. Hartford and New Haven, CT. (November 9 and 10, 2011).
- Faculty, Workers’ Compensation: Current Issues National Business Institute. Two-day course. (December 6 and 7, 2007).
- Faculty, Institute of Civil Trial Advocacy, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association. Four-day course. Registrants are taught, critiqued, and mentored by invited faculty. Faculty member, 2002-2004. Held at Quinnipiac Law School in Hamden, CT.
- Faculty, “Toxic Torts”, ATLA’s National College of Advocacy, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT.(June 10-12, 1984).
- Lecturer, Use of a Physician to Prove a Crucial Medical Fact: A Case Study. Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association seminar. (March 17, 1994).
- CBA Seminar Chairperson, Medical Malpractice: Screening the Medical Negligence case. Seminar originally held November 15, 1985. Seminar offered again on October 28, 1989.
- Speaker, claimant issues: CBA Workers’ Compensation seminar. (March 27, 2004).
- Lecturer, Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Connecticut National Business Institute (NBI). (October 9, 1991).
- Lecturer, Personal Injury Practice in Connecticut. NBI Seminar given in Hartford and New Haven. (February 8 and 9, 1990).
- Connecticut, 1981.
- New Jersey, 1983.
- Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), 1983.
- U.S. Claims Court, 1990.
Professional Activities & Memberships
- Board-certified as a civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) since 1984.
- Recertified in 1989, 1994, and 2003.
- Member of the Connecticut Bar Association since 1981.
- Member of American Association of Justice (AAJ) since 1982.
- Member of Academy of Connecticut Civil Trial Attorneys since 1985.
- Founding sponsor of Civil Justice Foundation since 1986.
- Member of classic book club, RJ Julia Booksellers, in Madison, CT.
- Four years of college lacrosse at University of Vermont.
- Named to New England collegiate lacrosse all-star team (defense), 1977.
- Former director of fundraising for Madison’s “A Better Chance” (ABC program) for underprivileged youth minorities, 1996-2004.
- Voted Captain of the 40 year anniversity All-Star Team for University of Vermont Lacrosse program in 2017.