Mr. Hartman is committed to providing personal service to all clients with sound advice and efficient representation in the multifaceted area of bankruptcy law. He has practiced exclusively in the field of bankruptcy law and related matters for the past 28 years. During this time, he has represented businesses and individuals in all aspects of the practice including debtors in chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13, secured creditors with interests in real and personal property, unsecured creditors’ committees, real property and equipment lessors, and trustees. Mr. Hartman also has been appointed as Special Counsel by the Attorney General of Ohio to represent the Ohio Insurance Commissioner in connection with the unusual filing of bankruptcy cases in Nevada and California by liquidating insurance companies.

Since 1993, he has been nationally certified as a Business Bankruptcy Law specialist by the American Board of Certification. Since 2000, the year in which the State Bar of Nevada began recognizing areas of specialization, Mr. Hartman has been recognized as a business bankruptcy specialist. He also is a longtime member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and also is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Pre Eminent Lawyers. He was named a Nevada Super Lawyer in 2007 through a nomination and polling process conducted by Law & Politics Magazine. He also has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1991.

Mr. Hartman obtained his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 1975. After working for Crown Zellerbach Corporation for several years he obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1982. He was admitted to the Nevada bar that same year. He is admitted to practice in the District of Nevada and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hartman has served on various committees of the State Bar of Nevada including the Fee Dispute Committee and the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Committee for which he served as Vice Chair. He is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Notable reported decisions in which Mr. Hartman has been involved are In re Lemons & Associates, Inc., 67 B.R. 198 (Bankr. D. Nev. 1987) and In re Robert L. Helms Construction & Development, Inc., 110 F.3d 1470 (9th Cir. 1997), rev’d on rehearing en banc, 139 F.3d 702 (9th Cir. 1998).