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Bartley K. Hagerman

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bkh@austinmehr.com
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Toll Free: (800) 249-3731
Fax: (859) 225-3830

201 W Short St #800
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

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

​Bartley Hagerman focuses on insurance litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury, homeowners claims, disability insurance, and insurance bad faith. Prior to joining the firm, Bartley served as Law Clerk for Fayette Circuit Court Judge Thomas L. Clark. Bartley 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, Bartley was a student teacher in the Central High School Partnership, teaching a nationwide legal curriculum to Central High Law Magnet sophomores.

Bartley has a 4.9 star rating on Google, with more than 40 positive reviews from clients. He works hard for every client and fights to get each of them the best result possible. Bartley is a proud member of the Kentucky Justice Association, an organization dedicated to achieving justice for all Kentuckians. Bartley also devotes time to volunteer at the Fayette County Legal Help Center. 

Bartley was born in Lexington, Kentucky and has lived most of his life in Lexington, although he practices cases all over Kentucky. When he is not practicing law, Bartley enjoys spending time with his family, running, and playing guitar.

Mr. Hagerman handles a wide variety of insurance-related matters, representing primarily plaintiffs. He handles personal injury claims such as motor vehicle collisions and premises liability claims. He also handles homeowners insurance claims and all types of insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Hagerman litigates insurance bad faith claims in Kentucky, which are typically governed by Kentucky’s Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act (KRS 304.12-230). Bad faith claims can arise in many types of insurance disputes.

Additionally, Mr. Hagerman practices cases under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), a federal law governing many employee benefit plans. Under the ERISA umbrella, Mr. Hagerman has handled life insurance claims, disability insurance claims, health insurance claims, and accidental death and dismemberment claims.

Education

J.D., Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, 2011
Mr. Hagerman graduated cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, where he was a member of the Law Review for two years, and also a member of the Environmental Law and Land Use Society. During his third year, Mr. Hagerman was a student teacher in the Central High School Partnership, teaching a nationwide legal curriculum to Central High Law Magnet sophomores.

B.S., Miami University of Ohio, 2007

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Kentucky, 2011
Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Member Since: 2011

Kentucky Justice Association
Member Since: 2012

Client Reviews
★★★★★
“Bartley is working on my case every one I have talked to is extremely nice he sends emails or mails something keeping me up dated when you talk to him he explains it to where you can understand I'm very satisfied with what he has done and what he is doing for me would advise anyone to contact him for your needs” S. A.
★★★★★
"With everything to lose I laid my vulnerability in the hands of Bartley Hagerman. I cannot put into words the hard work, dedication, and compassion that I was shown. Bartley was able to help me when the odds were stacked against me. I am beyond grateful!" C. W.
★★★★★
"When my long term disability case got canceled, I didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Luckily someone I knew recommended Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson. I met up with Mr. Bartley Hagerman and not only did he take my case, he got my long term disability reinstated. He keeps you updated and works hard for you! Highly recommend Mr. Bartley Hagerman at Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson!" D. C.