William A. Barton

William A. Barton

Trial Lawyer

Key Facts

Education
Willamette University Law School, 1972
Legal and Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocates, Oregon Chapter, Past President
Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
American Association for Justice, Past Board of Governors, Past Chairman of the Child Abuse Litigation Group
American Bar Association, State Delegate, Oregon
Willamette University College of Law, Former Adjunct Faculty Member
Honors
American College of Trial Lawyers
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in three categories (Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation & Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Listed in The Outstanding Lawyers of America
Listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Listed in Who's Who in the World
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
Listed in The Best of the U.S. under Plaintiffs' Personal Injury & Plaintiffs' Malpractice Law
Listed as one of Oregon's Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell's highest
Voted one of Oregon's Top Ten Super Lawyers (The only plaintiffs' personal injury lawyer named in the Top Ten.)
2005 Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Distinguished Trial Lawyers

Biography

Bill Barton has been practicing law for thirty-five years, and has tried over five hundred jury trials. A noted lecturer in thirty-five states and four countries, Barton has obtained numerous large verdicts in medical malpractice, child abuse, and product liability cases. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and has been listed in three categories in The Best Lawyers in America.

He now handles large and complex cases, often involving issues of significant public interest. When Barton refused to settle C.B. v. The Archdiocese of Portland, et. al. so that the public could know the truth about what had happened to his client, the Archdiocese of Portland was the first diocese in America to file for Chapter 11 protection, the day before trial. He is also the first lawyer to successfully, file, serve, and state a legal cause of action against the Vatican for sexual abuse of a minor in John V. Doe v. Holy See, et. al.