PROVIDENCE – John J. Barton is prominently featured in the Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly article, “For med-mal lawyer, police-pursuit case presents different challenges,” in connection with his recent trial victory on behalf of the estate of Randy Cabral, a 17 year-old innocent bystander killed during a Providence high-speed police chase in March 2007.
Barton secured a $1.378 million verdict in the Superior Court case, with the jury finding recklessness on the part of a Providence detective, the city of Providence, and the suspect that the police were chasing at the time and that ultimately caused Cabral’s death. The Q&A-style article highlights the nuances and challenges of the case.
Barton is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished trial lawyers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has prevailed in over 50 civil jury trials, with a 97 percent success rate, including cases in such diverse fields as medical malpractice, product liability, anti-trust, police abuse and catastrophic personal injury. Barton is also an experienced appellate lawyer, having successfully pursued appeals in the 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Barton was inducted in 1997 into the elite American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and currently serves as National Representative of its Rhode Island Chapter. For many years he also served as President of the Rhode Island ABOTA Chapter. Since 1991, Barton has maintained an AV Preeminent rating in the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards. He has been consistently named by the attorney rating service Super Lawyers to its top lawyers’ directory.
Barton is a founding member of the firm, and is senior partner in the firm’s Providence office. He frequently lectures on trial techniques, medical malpractice, mediation, and other legal topics to various national, regional and local groups of attorneys, health care providers, insurers, and business leaders.
About Barton Gilman
Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Providence Business Newshas named the firm a 2016 Rhode Island Best Places to Work, marking the eighth time it has received the recognition in the past decade.