William A. Barton

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Top Rated Personal Injury 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: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
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    The law itself can do nothing for a client; it's the attorney's understanding of the law that makes justice happen. William (Bill) A. Barton, a founding partner of Barton Trial Attorneys in Newport, Oregon, not only understands the law, he knows how to work within the system to promote positive change.

    Bill is a plaintiff’s jury trial lawyer who has tried and won a number of landmark cases over the course of his career. His focus is on cases of serious injury and on collecting damages for individuals who have suffered psychological or physical injuries as a result of civil rights violations, sexual abuse, medical and professional neglect, and other wrongs.

    Bill has practiced law for more than 35 years while remaining highly active in the professional community, serving on many boards, writing and teaching. He has lectured on trial advocacy in 35 states and four countries. In addition to professional accomplishments and contributions, Bill has received a number of honors from the legal communities he is a part of, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, election as one of Oregon's Top Ten Super Lawyers and a fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Bill is the recipient of the Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award and the Oregon State Bar's Award of Merit.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Products Liability

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About William Barton

    Admitted: 1972, Oregon

    Professional Webpage: http://bartontrialattorneys.com/team/bill_barton

    Honors/Awards:

    • Award of Merit, Oregon State Bar, 2015
    • Owen M. Panner Professionalsim Award, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section, 2013
    • 2005 Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Distinguished Trial Lawyers
    • Martindale-Hubbell's highest "A-V" rating for legal ability and strict adherence to the highest ethical standards
    • Listed in The Best of the U.S. under Plaintiffs' Personal Injury & Plaintiffs' Malpractice Law
    • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
    • Listed in Who's Who in the World
    • Listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Listed in The Outstanding Lawyers of America
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in three categories (Medical Malpractice,  Personal Injury Litigation & Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense)

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified by the Oregon Supreme Court as an Oregon Trial Courts Judge Pro-Tempore

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • American Bar Association, State Delegate, Oregon
    • Past Chairman of the Child Abuse Litigation Group, Past Board of Governors, American Association for Justice
    • Past President, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
    • Past President, Western Trial Lawyers Association
    • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Oregon Chapter

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Willamette University College of Law
    • Author, Recovering for Psychological Injuries, 2nd Edition
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    Office Location for William A. Barton

    214 Southwest Coast Highway
    Newport, OR 97365

    Phone: 541-265-5377

    Fax: 541-265-5614

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    Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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