Bartels possesses exceptional abilities in the review and analysis of documents associated with complicated workers’ compensation matters. With skills built on a Master’s in Forensic Science, his experience includes analysis of documents for litigation and regulatory investigations, as well as significant work in the evolving and increasingly important field of e-discovery.
Before entering private practice, Bartels served as a legal intern in the New York State Office of the Inspector General, advising investigators and forensic examiners on legal issues regarding computer crimes and digital forensics, conducting complex financial investigations of public corruption and white collar crime, and preparing and presenting cases for transfer to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was also a legal clerk at the Crown Prosecution Service in London.
While at Syracuse University College of Law, Bartels served as an investigative intern with the New York State Division of Human Rights, investigating civil rights violations and allegations of discrimination in workplaces and housing, and later as a student attorney in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic in Syracuse, where he assisted veterans with legal matters pertaining to their VA benefits.