Practice Focus

Mr. Barton’s practice is focused in the areas of litigation and small to mid-size business representation.


Having spent eight years as a big law firm litigation associate, Mr. Barton has helped to resolve disputes over contract interpretation, partnership agreements, purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, lender liability, tort liability, foreclosure, debt restructuring, and bankruptcy, among others.

As an experienced litigator, Mr. Barton is well prepared to handle your litigation needs, whatever the nature of the dispute: civil, family law, personal injury, or criminal.  He is also experienced in drafting and reviewing contracts and other business agreements.  In Spring 2011, Mr. Barton taught “Real Estate Practice” at the University of Laverne College of Law.

Business Representation

During his tenure at the big law firms, Mr. Barton represented clients in their dealings with regulatory authorities such as the California Department of Real Estate.  A licensed California Real Estate Broker, he is especially qualified to handle such representation, and welcomes inquiries from California property management companies, homeowner associations, contractors, and others.

Mr. Barton also has a blue chip first-career background in marketing, advertising, and public relations.  Fluent in the language of the trade, he looks forward to helping small to mid-size California marketing communications companies with a wide range of legal issues.

Finally, Mr. Barton has extensive aviation credentials, including numerous Flight Instructor certificates and an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic certificate.  Given his lifelong commitment to aviation, he welcomes inquiries from any California FBO or aircraft owner or operator faced with a legal problem or business dispute.

Regardless of the issue, initial consultations are usually free.  Typically, initial consultations will take place in Mr. Barton’s office in Torrance. However, when necessary, he can arrange to meet at a client’s place of business or home.