Welcome to Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, P.C.
Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart, & Rhodes, P.C. is a highly respected law firm with a strong tradition of providing excellent legal services to clients both big and small.
Rich in History
Our firm was established in the 1940s by a few local attorneys, looking to make a difference. Although the firm has evolved through the years, the tradition of providing the utmost legal expertise and commitment to our clients continues.
The growth of the law firm has allowed Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart, & Rhodes, P.C. to be known as one of the largest law firms in the Capital District and in northeastern New York. The deep roots it has in the community has allowed the firm to not only grow internally but to help our clients and the community grow and expand as well.
The vast majority of attorneys at Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart, & Rhodes, P.C. not only have decades of experience, but have decades of experience at Bartlett Pontiff Stewart and Rhodes, PC. These individuals not only have provided a strong commitment to the practice of law but also are very committed to giving back to the community and as a result are quite active in many local organizations.
The attorneys at Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart, & Rhodes, P.C. create a diverse group with expertise and experiences which allow us to provide a full spectrum of legal services for our clients. As a result, no matter what your legal issues, Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, P.C. will be able to address your needs. Our law firm enjoys a solid reputation for excellence and has developed such a reputation by the commitment that we have provided to our clients. Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, P.C. was founded by experienced, intelligent, honest and hardworking attorneys, and these fundamentals and principals are carried on by the attorneys that make the firm what it is today.
Richard J. Bartlett, Esq., died on May 6, 2015 after a lifetime of public service and unwavering dedication to the study and practice of law.
Born in Glens Falls, NY on February 15, 1926, he maintained his connection to the North Country throughout his life. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1949, Dick returned to Glens Falls to start his distinguished law career. His many accomplishments included being a member of the New York State Assembly from 1959 through 1966, representing Warren County. In 1961, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller appointed him as chair of the New York State Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law which performed the first major revision of New York State’s Penal Laws in more than 80 years. He served as justice of the Supreme Court from 1973 to 1979. During this time, he was appointed as the first chief administrative judge of the Unified Court System for the State of New York (1974-79) where he assisted in writing and obtaining voter support for the New York Constitutional Amendments that established the framework for the current unified court system in the state. He then served as professor and Dean of Albany Law School for seven years (1979-86).