The Hartman Law Firm, LLC was established by Frank Hartman in 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina. Frank worked with a prominent local firm prior to opening his own firm. During the three years of his employment, Hartman tripled the settlement results for his clients.
After this experience, Frank concluded that large plaintiff firms put their own bottom line above their clients’ best interests. These firms settled their clients’ cases on a case volume practice, rather than obtaining the best results for their clients. Frank saw this practice as profit over people.
Insurance companies are well aware of the reputation for large firms to settle cases for less than their actual values. Because of this, they offer significantly less compensation, knowing these claims are likely to settle anyway.
Frank Hartman opened his own Charleston firm so he could help his clients get the best results. He knows the people of South Carolina deserve better.
Mr. Hartman is a local boy who returned to serve his home town. Born at the Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC, his family moved to the Isle of Palms when he was two years old.
Mr. Hartman grew up on the Isle of Palms, attended Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, Porter-Gaud High School, and is a James F. Byrnes Scholar and an alumnus of the College of Charleston.
He graduated from The Florida State University School of Law in 2006. Mr. Hartman was an exchange student to the University of Groningen, the Netherlands while in undergraduate school. He also studied at Oxford University, England, and Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands while in law school.
Frank speaks Dutch and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Russian, bringing a multicultural viewpoint to his practice.
Franks uncle, Cotton Harness, served the people of the Low Country for thirty years in Environmental Law, and was a forerunner and advocate for mediation in South Carolina. Further more, Frank’s father, Pogo Hartman, was a successful personal injury lawyer in Columbia, SC.
Today, Mr. Hartman is a well-respected and successful attorney in South Carolina, a member of the Charleston Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, and The South Carolina Association for Justice. He is Episcopalian by faith, and a published author, penning “Tyger River Redux,” an exploration of the historical foundation of insurance bad faith law in the State of South Carolina. Future publications include “Ten Ways to Wreck Your Car Accident Case.”
Frank offers a Free Case Evaluation and Consultation. He will visit with you at your convenience at your home or hospital bed to evaluate your matter. This is done on a case by case basis.