Fred H. Bartlit, Jr. (’60) Named Among 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America
Monday, March 25, 2013
The National Law Journal has named Fred H. Bartlit, Jr. (’60) in its list of 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Bartlit, one of the “7 over 70: Lions of the Trial Bar,” is a founding partner of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.
He has tried over 70 jury cases, each involving more than $100 million in today’s dollars, and was chief counsel of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. In December 2000, he was trial counsel for President George W. Bush in the “hanging chad” re-election contest trial (Bush v. Gore in Tallahassee, Florida).
Bartlit received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1960 from the University of Illinois, B.S. in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and was a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.