Bennett S. Bartlett



After graduating with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1987, Bennett S. Bartlett served as law clerk to the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.  Today, he represents both businesses and individuals in a range of cases involving commercial litigation and appeals, business transactions and compliance matters.


  • Represents companies ranging from small to publicly traded in trials, arbitrations, and mediationsappearing in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts
  • Litigates matters including disputes over business contracts, mineral property ownership and lease rights, employment conflicts including non-competition agreements, trademark infringement, investment fraud, and small tort cases


  • Briefing attorney on appeals to federal and state courts (including Fifth and Tenth Federal Circuits, and Wyoming and Texas Supreme Courts)
  • Cited counsel in nine reported decisions; accomplished in oral arguments


  • Provides general legal analysis and advice to small businesses on matters such as corporate structure and operations, employment matters, and statutory and regulatory changes
  • Assists in all facets of corporate acquisitions
  • Assists in small securities offerings

Pro Bono Representation

  • Maintains pro bono case load with volunteer organization handling divorce and other family law matters

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Houston, and Texas Bar Associations
  • Admitted to practice in the States of Iowa and Texas
  • Admitted to practice in federal district courts in Texas and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur A. McGiverin, Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, 1987-88
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1987 (graduated with honors)
  • Grinnell College, B.A. 1980