“Rick is yet another fabulous example of Procopio attorneys making a positive impact in our Community,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner.
Mr. Barton has represented health care providers for the past 25 years. He has served as litigation counsel on behalf of health systems, hospitals, physician groups and individual providers in business, class action, professional liability, fraud and abuse, and administrative matters in both Federal and State court. He also serves in a consulting role for hospitals, medical staffs and physician groups on regulatory and compliance issues. In 2000, he was named Medical Staff counsel for Sharp Memorial Hospital and now serves in that role for numerous hospitals and physician groups. His clients have included Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health, UCSD, Palomar-Pomerado Hospital System, HCR Manorcare, Sun Health, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Scripps Clinic Medical Group and Mission Viejo Emergency Medical Associates.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Barton is the National Chair of Education for the Anti-Defamation League. In 1992, Barton began working in a volunteer capacity for the ADL in San Diego. He served as the Chairman of the San Diego Regional Advisory Board from 1998-2002. In 2000, he was named an ADL National Commissioner and in 2002, became a member of ADL’s National Executive Committee. In 2005, he was named National Vice Chair of International Affairs. He then served as National Chair of Leadership from 2007 to 2009 which included responsibility for managing ADL’s prestigious annual Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. As part of his involvement with ADL, Barton has traveled to the Middle East and Europe for meetings with officials of the Israeli Government, the Palestinian Authority, the United Nations and European Governments. He has served as a contributor to the San Diego Union Tribune on the Israeli Palestinian conflict and Anti-Semitism. He has lectured and is a regular speaker on the conflict in the Middle East, Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Religious Freedom and Church-State issues. He is a recipient of ADL’s Torch of Liberty Award, ADL’s highest honor for its volunteer leadership.