Attorney

Robert P. Bartlett, Jr. (Retired)

Bob’s areas of practice are First Amendment, defamation, privacy, access to news, Freedom of Information Act, and commercial business litigation.  Bob has successfully guided our media, business and insurance clients through difficult situations for many years.

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Robert P. Bartlett, Jr.
Attorney

(937) 227-3707

110 N. Main St., Suite 1600
Dayton, OH 45402

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Media and Communications Law

 

Newspaper and Television Representation

 

Social Media

 

Public Records

 

First Amendment

Libel and Slander Defense

 

Open-courts

 

Right of Privacy

 

Advertising Law

 

Environmental Issues

 

Breach of Contract

Supreme Court of the United States

 

Supreme Court of Ohio

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

 

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Attorney for Dayton Daily News in 1998 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

 

Regularly elected to Ohio SuperLawyers

 

Award of Appreciation from all Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio for Distinguished Service to the Court as a Member of the Attorney Examination and Admission Committee

Ohio Society of Professional Journalists’ Defense of First Amendment Award representing WHIO-TV-7

 

LexisNexis Preeminent Peer Review Rating 1968–2015

 

Ohio State Bar Association Foundation, Community Service Award

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (being less than 1% of all lawyers in any state)

 

Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation

 

Life-Member Delegate, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference

 

American Bar Association

 

Forum on Communications Law member

 

Business Litigation, Product Liability and Reinsurance Committees

 

Trial, Tort & Insurance Practice Section

 

Media Law Resource Center

 

Federal Bar Examiner for the United States District for the Southern District of Ohio, 1978–2013

 

International Association of Defense Counsel

 

National Freedom of Information Coalition

 

The Ohio State Bar Association

 

Media Law Committee (Chair 2007–2008)

Local Government Affairs Committee

 

Dayton Bar Association

 

Eikenbary Trust Advisory Committee

 

Defense Research Institute

 

Bench Bar Media Forum

 

Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

 

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honorary

 

The Hundred Club of Dayton

 

Adjunct Professor, University of Dayton Law School

 

Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

 

Estabrook, Finn & McKee, Senior Partner, 1964–1984

 

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, 1984–1987, Senior Partner and Managing Partner of Dayton Office, Member of Executive Committee and Compensation Committee

 

Coolidge Wall Womsley & Lombard, 1987–2004, Senior Partner, Member of Firm’s Executive Committee and Compensation Committee

Denison University, B.A., 1960

Political Science and Economics

Member Student Senate

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Denison Lacrosse

University of Virginia Law School, 1961

 

The Ohio State University Law School, J.D., 1964

Frequent Lecturer and Panelist for Seminars Conducted by the Ohio Bar Association Media Law Committee and Local Government Affairs Committee, as well as other organizations.

 

Board of Directors, Dayton Chapter, American Red Cross

 

Board of Directors of Kids Voting U.S.A.

Board of Directors of Alliance for Education

 

Dayton Bicycle Club

 

Dayton Lawyers Club

 

Board of Trustee First Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio

 

Moraine Country Club