Partner, Joshua J. Hartley
Partner, Joshua J. Hartley

Joshua J. Hartley


Areas Of Practice

Josh Hartley is a partner who works for the firm in Tampa. Mr. Hartley concentrates his practice on insurance defense litigation, focusing primarily on automobile liability, coverage disputes, wrongful death, and bad faith. He has significant experience defending insurance companies in all aspects of litigation, including appeals, in both state and federal court.

His experience includes litigating both first- and third-party coverage and liability issues for auto, homeowners, umbrella, and professional malpractice policies. Mr. Hartley regularly advises insurers regarding their potential extra-contractual liability in the handling of property damage, bodily injury, and uninsured motorist claims. He also assists insurers with pre-suit claims handling issues, including formulating coverage opinions and responding to time demands or civil remedy notices of insurer violation. Mr. Hartley has successfully defended numerous insurance companies from claims of bad faith and unfair claims handling practices.

Mr. Hartley also has extensive appellate experience. He has successfully handled appeals and petitions in all five district courts of appeal for the State of Florida, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Outside of work, Mr. Hartley loves spending time with his wife, Candace, and their daughter, Peyton. He is also a huge sports fan and enjoys spending his spare time watching or playing basketball, hockey, football, golf, and tennis.


  • Florida, 2015
  • United States District Court
    • Middle District of Florida, 2016
    • Southern District of Florida, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2017


  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2022-present
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2022-present

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  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2015
    • Recipient of Dean’s Merit Scholarship
    • Member of Florida Coastal Honors Society
    • Business Law Certificate
    • Teaching Assistant for Contracts I
    • Research Assistant
    • Intern for Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic
    • Member of Sports Law Society
  • B.A., University of Guelph, 2011

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.