about us

Hartley Law Offices, PLC is a Fort Lauderdale law firm with over three decades of experience in handling:

  • Commercial and medical collection matters
  • Contract and commercial disputes
  • Insurance defense
  • Travel insurance coverages and claims
  • Commercial transactions
  • Employment and commercial litigation
  • Real estate litigation and transactions
  • Personal injury litigation

AV-rated founding attorney Timothy M. Hartley has a background in commercial real estate law and commercial litigation, and has worked for prominent multi-state law firms before founding Hartley Law Offices. If your firm needs assistance collecting money owed, an experienced litigator to protect your interests, or representation for commercial transactions, call Hartley Law to schedule an appointment with one of the top litigators in South Florida.

Timothy M. Hartley is a member of the Florida and Maryland Bars. The firm handles matters in both jurisdictions.


Timothy M. Hartley attended Washington and Lee University where he received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in 1984 and his law degree in 1987. From 1987 through 1991, Tim practiced commercial real estate law in Louisville, Kentucky for a prominent multi-state law firm until relocating to Florida. While in Louisville, Tim authored “Closing the Loan”, an article for the CCIM newsletter. Upon relocating to Florida in 1992, he was a founding partner of an Av rated Miami litigation firm before moving to Fort Lauderdale to found Hartley Law Offices.

In 2001, Tim received the “AV” designation from Martindale-Hubbell and in 2002 was asked to be a guest author and lecturer for a National Business Institute Seminar on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law. Recently, Tim was again asked in 2004 to be a guest lecturer and author for a National Business Institute Seminar on Federal Civil Practice: A Guide for Florida Attorneys. In 2009, Tim was asked to participate as a guest lecturer at the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on the issue of resolution of travel health insurance claims. Tim has
has been qualified as an expert on the topic of equitable distribution and concentrates his practice in commercial and real estate transactions, insurance coverage matters, third party liability defense and related matters, general commercial and civil litigation and commercial matters.

He has significant experience in resolution of contract and commercial disputes, commercial and medical collection matters, travel insurance coverages and claims, insurance defense, employment and commercial litigation, commercial transactions, real estate litigation and transactions, and personal injury litigation. Tim has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various aspects of commercial litigation.