Bart has a broad background in business, law, and government. He clerked for a federal district judge and worked for over eleven years as an outside salesman for two Fortune 400 companies (General Mills and Pitney Bowes).
He is committed to community service and other volunteer work. That service and his professional endeavors have given Bart a broad and deep understanding of human nature, business, and the context and environments in which people live and businesses operate.
Bart received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Alabama. After graduating, he worked in business for eight years and then entered Regent University School of Law.
At Regent, Bart was elected president of his first-year law-school class. He then became an editor of the law review and a member of the national moot court team. He presented 13 oral arguments in 3 regional and national moot court tournaments, winning 11 of those arguments. At graduation, the Law School faculty chose Bart as the member of his graduating class most likely to excel at appellate practice.
After law school, Bart served a two-year clerkship with United States Senior District Judge Robert E. Varner of the Middle District of Alabama. He then became a staff attorney with the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts.
Bart believes in life-long learning and self improvement. He has continued his education informally, pursuing a self-study liberal-arts education during the last seven years.
Bart is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He enjoys exercising, reading, politics, and community service. He has served on the boards of and otherwise volunteered with several local nonprofit organizations, including the Central Alabama Laubach Literacy Council, the Montgomery S.T.E.P. (Strategies to Elevate People) Foundation, Inner-City Evangelism, and Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church.
Bart enjoys serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations whose missions involve: 1) providing life-skills mentoring and other social services to low-income, at-risk populations; 2) promoting arts and culture; and 3) promoting civic engagement and political participation.