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Top Health Care Attorney Joins Procopio's San Diego Office

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, a leading San Diego law firm, announced today that Richard D. Barton formerly of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, has joined Procopio as a partner in the San Diego office.

“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.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

With more than 110 attorneys in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest full-services business law firms in Southern California. We are a local law firm with a global network that gives us the ability to serve our clients’ interests throughout the world. Procopio is dedicated to understanding the businesses and industries of our clients and collaborating with them to develop tailored strategies. We advise companies at every stage in the corporate life cycle, helping them to plan, finance and operate their businesses. Since 1946, our success has been derived from our commitment to our clients and our ability to maximize the value we provide to them. Our goal is to continue building long-term relationships with our clients through a steady, team-oriented approach. For additional information, please visit www.procopio.com.