“Rick is an exceptionally talented health care litigator with diverse expertise, who will further bolster Procopio’s health care practice,” said Jody Root, Leader of Procopio’s Health Care Practice Group. “Rick’s addition will allow us to capitalize on our existing talent and to serve the complex litigation needs of the region’s leading health care providers.”
For 25 years, Mr. Barton has represented Healthcare Systems, Hospitals and Physicians in a wide variety of matters as both litigation counsel and a consultant. He currently serves as Medical Staff Counsel for numerous hospitals and physician groups. His litigation experience includes representation of healthcare providers in state and federal court, as well as before administrative and regulatory agencies. He has tried over 50 Superior Court jury trials, and has represented providers before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. He is admitted to the Southern District of the U.S. Federal Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Barton has been extensively involved in community organizations and currently serves as the National Chair of Leadership for the Anti-Defamation League.