Bartley Hagerman

Associate

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About Bartley

Bartley Hagerman has been with Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers since 2012.

Bartley Hagerman focuses on insurance litigation, with an emphasis on disability insurance, personal injury, homeowners claims, and bad faith insurance. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hagerman served as Law Clerk for Fayette County Circuit Court Judge Thomas L. Clark. Mr. Hagerman graduated cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in May 2011, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Environmental Law and Land Use Society. During his third year, Mr. Hagerman volunteered as a student teacher in the Central High School Partnership, teaching a nationwide legal curriculum to Central High Law Magnet sophomores.

Bar Admissions


  • Kentucky
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals




Education


  • J.D., Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, cum laude (2011)
  • B.S., Miami University of Ohio (2007)




Notable Verdicts & Settlements


  • Life Insurance Claim - $190,000 (2021): Bartley obtained a judgment against Hartford Life and Accident Company in federal court. Hartford wrongfully denied life insurance benefits to a widow after her husband died of cancer.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - $136,000 (2021): Bartley settled a case for a client who had been offered less than $7,500 by the insurance company

  • Annuity Claim (2021): Bartley helped a client recover wrongfully withheld annuity payments from the insurance company.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - $85,000 (2021): Bartley settled a case for a client who had been offered about 15% of that amount pre-suit.

  • Slip & Fall Accident – $100,000 (2020): Bartley resolved a case for a client who slipped and fell on ice in a parking lot

  • Motor Vehicle Accident & Underinsured Motorist Claim - $200,000 (2020): Bartley recovered the policy limits from the at-fault driver and the client's UIM carrier.

  • Dog Bite Case - $115,000 (2019)

  • Life Insurance Claim Denial Reversal - $150,000 (2019): Bartley successfully argued for the reversal of a life insurance claim denial, and the insurance company paid $150,000 to the decedent’s widow, child and mother.

  • Car Accident - $90,000 (2019): Bartley settled a car accident case for $90,000. The insurer had initially only offered $2,500 before suit.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - $213,000 (2018): Bartley successfully settled a motor vehicle accident for $213,000. The insurer previously offered less than half the amount before suit.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident (2018): Bartley successfully tried a property damage MVA case to jury verdict and won on liability.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - $100,000 (2017): Bartley successfully settled an MVA for $100,000 policy limits after the insurer offered $1,000 before suit.

  • Slip & Fall Accident - $400,000 (2017): Bartley successfully settled a trip-and-fall over 5/8” transition strip between rooms in a historic hotel for $400,000.