John W. Bartlett

John W. Bartlett is a Partner in Murphy Orlando LLC. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, election and campaign finance law, and litigation and counseling for non-profit and tax exempt organizations. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Forty Under 40” promising young attorneys.

Mr. Bartlett is a trial attorney with experience in a broad range of litigation areas, including corporate governance and fiduciary duties, redevelopment law and public bidding practices, tort claims, business divorce, and criminal defense. He advises numerous non-profit boards and executives, including in the fields of higher education, health care, and charitable giving, on issues of governance and institutional asset management.

Mr. Bartlett is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University. Prior to law school, he was a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wrote for The Associated Press in Israel, and served as communications director for the national anti-crime organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in Washington, D.C. His prior legal experience includes litigation roles at Lowenstein Sandler PC and Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, as well as a year as Legal & Policy Counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.

Mr. Bartlett was elected to the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in November 2012. He is also a trustee and past president of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey, and a Fellow of Leadership New Jersey, class of 2007. From 2009 through 2012, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Friends of Passaic County Parks, a non-profit foundation that raises funds to benefit the park system of Passaic County, New Jersey.

His pro bono practice includes on-going work to assist individuals whose driver’s licenses have been suspended for economic reasons restore their privileges. Mr. Bartlett shares his experience in this area by training other attorneys to help suspended drivers and as co-author of, “Getting Back on the Road: A Manual for Addressing Driver’s License Suspension in New Jersey” (N.J. Institute for Social Justice, first ed. 2003, second ed. 2008).




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