BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (Oct. 13, 2015) – John J. Barton of Barton Gilman LLP was recently inducted into The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their contributions and sponsor programming of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession.
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.
Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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. The Providence Business News named the firm one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work from 2008–2012 and again from 2014–2015.