While pursuing his legal education, Mr. Barton traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to research Spanish constitutional law as a Fulbright Scholar. Mr. Barton served on the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. He is experienced in the defense of intellectual property offenses and is an expert in the complex area of driving under the influence law. Mr. Barton has represented individuals arrested at political actions on issues of reproductive rights, homelessness, affirmative action, and U.S. military policies. Mr. Barton has successfully advocated for many clients charged under the California Three Strikes law. He is fluent in the Spanish language, and has studied the legal systems of Spain, Cuba and the International Criminal Court. He is a member of the International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.
Mr. Barton has achieved verdicts of acquittal at trial in cases of homicide, theft of trade secrets, conspiracy, possession, sale and manufacturing of drugs, child pornography, child molestation, theft, burglary, domestic violence, assault, battery, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol.