James B. Bartlett

James B. Bartlett PA

Portland, Maine 04102


Accident, Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Commercial, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate

James B. Bartlett has established a proven reputation for successful representation of clients for over 25 years in Maine.

He concentrates his practice primarily in mediation/dispute resolution, family law, personal injury law, and property, zoning, and land use law. As a seasoned negotiator, Attorney Bartlett’s most effective work is often done outside the courtroom, working out settlements that are both effective and fair for his clients.

Well recognized for his skills as a trial lawyer, Jim also has achieved much success before the Maine Supreme Court. Recently, he won several significant appeals in the areas of property law and family law.

Known as a skilled mediator, Jim understands the benefits of resolving disputes without the cost and time of going to trial.

Having served on the York Board of Selectmen and numerous non-profit boards , including Make A Wish Maine, Rotary Club of York, and Museums of Old York, Jim is well known for his leadership and community service.

Jim attended University of Massachusetts and Suffolk Law School. He resides in York with his wife, Susan Christmas.

Mediation – Bartlett Dispute Resolution


We offer mediation/dispute resolution services in family law, personal injury law, and in construction, business, and property disputes.

There are many ways to resolve disputes without going to court. The benefits are lower cost, less stress, and a shorter time to a resolution.

We will assist you in resolving your disputes using one of these methods:

Mediation is an attempt to settle a legal dispute through active participation of a third party (mediator), who works to find points of agreement and help those in conflict to reach a fair settlement.

Mediation has become very common in family law and personal injury cases, as well as in construction, business, and property disputes.

Arbitration more closely resembles traditional litigation. An arbitrator hears the evidence and then makes a final, binding decision that is enforceable by the court. One difference between a court judgment and an arbitration decision is that usually arbitration offers no effective appeal process. When the arbitration decision is issued, the case ends.

In a mediation-arbitration a third party first acts as a mediator and then, if no agreement is reached, that same person or another person acts as an arbitrator in reaching a decision.

Early Neutral Evaluation
In early neutral evaluation, the disputing parties use an experienced person to hear the evidence and provide an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case. Engaging in this process sometimes helps all parties develop more realistic expectations of the outcome and can assist in achieving an agreement.

28 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909

P: 207-363-8100
F: 207-363-1471
E: [email protected]