Brent Barton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Newport, OR

Barton Trial Attorneys, PC
214 Southwest Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-265-5377
Fax: 541-265-5614
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Brent Barton represents children with brain injuries, particularly babies injured during birth because of medical malpractice.  He litigates these cases all over Oregon.

Brent is an extremely detail-oriented attorney who works with medical experts to establish how birth injuries harmed his clients.  He then works with expert lifecare planners to establish what his clients need to realize their greatest potential.  Brent also works with professional fiduciaries to ensure his clients remain supported and protected throughout their lives. 

Brent has recovered over $110 million for clients in verdicts or settlements, including more than 25 cases exceeding $1,000,000.  He holds degrees from Harvard Law School, Stanford University, and Cambridge University. 

Community service is important to Brent, who previously served in the Oregon legislature.  Brent continues this work by representing many nonprofit organizations pro bono. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Birth Injury


1 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013, 2018 - 2020

About Brent Barton

Admitted: 2006, Oregon

Professional Webpage:


  • Oregon Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-12, 2018-19
  • Oregon State Bar President's Public Service Award, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Board Member, Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon
  • Former Trustee, Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Former Board Member, Portland Opera
  • Former Board Member, Oregon Bus Project
  • Former Member, Oregon Parole Board Advisory Committee
  • Former Member, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
  • Former Member, Willamette River Cleanup Authority

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association ("OTLA"), Board of Governors
  • Co-Chair, OTLA Professional Negligence Section
  • State Representative, Oregon House of Representatives, 2009 - 2011 and 2013 - 2017
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Lincoln County Bar Association
  • Member, Clackamas Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Informal Legal Systems in Latin America
  • Volunteer Teacher, Classroom Law Project
  • Author, Judicial Reform in Latin America
  • Author, Brazil and the Balance of Power

Educational Background

  • Cambridge University, M.Phil, 2003
  • Stanford University, M.A., 2002
  • Stanford University, B.A., 2002
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Office Location for Brent Barton

214 Southwest Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-265-5377

Fax: 541-265-5614

Last Updated: 2/19/2021

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