Meet Bruce Bartlett

Meet Bruce Bartlett
















Mr. Bartlett is a native Floridian, born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He and his wife, Susan, have two adult children, Kyle and Brant. In over 40 years in his career at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Bartlett has been a trial attorney and served as Chief Assistant State Attorney for the 28 years Bernie McCabe was the State Attorney. During his tenure, he prosecuted countless Governor’s assignments around the state, prosecuted capital murder cases like the prosecution of serial killer Oba Chandler, and has overseen the Grand Jury and indictment process in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Mr. Bartlett continues to carry on the tradition for a fair, zealous pursuit of justice that the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office has gained as its reputation.



Bachelor of Science, 1976, University of South Florida
Juris Doctor, 1978, Stetson University College of Law

Employment Experience/Responsibilities

Appointed State Attorney on January 21, 2021 by Governor Ron DeSantis
Chief Assistant State Attorney 1992 – 2020
Division Director for the State Attorney
Assistant State Attorney since 1979
Directly supervised 170 Assistant State Attorneys in Pinellas and Pasco counties, tried over 100 jury trials involving serious felonies such as murder, corruption, and shootings of law enforcement officers


Commissioner, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission
Former Lecturer, Stetson University College of Law
Former Instructor, St. Petersburg College
Former Instructor, Pasco-Hernando Community College
Former Board Member, Countywide PAL Program
Pinellas County Bar Association, Past Chairperson – Law Week
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6-D, Past Chairperson
Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Past Chairperson
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Outstanding Professionalism in the Practice of Law Award, 2007
Richard T. Earle Jr. Barney Masterson Inn of Court Award, Demonstrating Highest Degree of Professionalism in the Practice of Law, 2004
Elk Lodge 1224 Prosecutor of the Year, 1994