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Kenneth Barnes
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

919 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA


Education: University of Missouri at Kansas City, Class of 1999, J.D. Admissions: 1999, Missouri, Kansas and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. Practice Areas: Personal Injury

John Barrett, Jr.
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

Citigroup center, 444 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA


Theresa Barta
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

4041 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA


Theresa J. Barta founded Barta Law in 1998, and she has since focused her practice on the representation of Physicians in a variety of matters unique to physicians and their rights. Ms. Barta\'s dedication, expertise and relentless advocacy have led to successful multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for her clients. Her litigation record is distinguished by impressive victories including, a $4.5 million jury verdict against Anthem Blue Cross, a unanimous $3.4 million verdict in federal court in a case involving fraud, a $1.6 million verdict and multiple findings that her physician client was entitled to punitive damages in one of the first cases tried in California under the anti-retaliation statute, an award of $1.4 million in attorneys fees, and multitude of cases resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. ? Ms. Barta began her career with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in Orange County, California, where she specialized in general business litigation. She then went to work for the preeminent law firm of Shernoff, Bidart & Darras in Claremont, California where she handled a variety of cases in the firm\'s health insurance practice; in particular, she successfully prosecuted bad faith disputes against health insurers and HMOs. ? Ms. Barta was recently named \"Top Gun: Trial Lawyer of the Year\" in business litigation for 2013. ? Ms. Barta is admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts in California; and she is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for each of the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, where she graduated Cum Laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif, and was ranked in the top 5% of her class. Ms. Barta was also a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and received numerous American Jurisprudence Awards.

David Bartels
Featured Lawyer
Civil Litigation

7700 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618, USA


David T. Bartels is an experienced business attorney, representing businesses, and their officers and directors, in government enforcement actions, class actions and complex commercial litigation, as well as transactional and regulatory issues. His experience includes securities and government enforcement litigation, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Bartels advises corporate directors and defended individuals, companies, underwriters, financial institutions and accounting firms in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits, merger and acquisition disputes and in proceedings before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Mr. Bartels also has been involved with numerous internal investigations in connection with securities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and antitrust issues for clients in the technology, healthcare, automotive and financial sectors. In addition, Mr. Bartels has advised political action committees, business entities, and campaign committees on campaign finance, ethics and election law issues. Mr. Bartels is a 2000 graduate of McGeorge Law School, where he was #1 in his class after his first year and graduated with the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Bartels spent over three years with a boutique law firm in Orange County focused on high-stakes litigation and business and transactional advice. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Bartels was with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as a senior attorney in the FDIC’s Professional Liability & Financial Crimes Section, where he investigated and pursued potential claims against former officers, directors and professional advisors responsible for significant losses at failed banks. Prior to working for the FDIC, Mr. Bartels worked at large, international law firms, including Fenwick & West LLP and Howrey LLP. Mr. Bartels served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1990 to 1996.

Adrian Barton
Distinguished Lawyer
Civil Litigation

4139 E Hancock Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA


In an era when businesses and individuals alike are bombarded with complex legal matters and confusing bureaucratic regulations, Adrian L. Barton, is an experienced and award-winning attorney who is helping clients through the legal quagmire. With impeccable academic credentials and 18 years experience with top law firms in both California and Arizona, Ms. Barton is now in business for herself, concentrating on Business Litigation and Employment Law. The “Obamacare” health care plan, which has created many questions but few simple answers, is also among her areas of practice. Equally important, she is fair, approachable and trustworthy – traits that are critical for clients whose business savvy may not translate to such legally complex matters as shareholder disputes, employment discrimination, and Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care) issues. She is a three-time recipient of the Ilene and Michael Shaw Public Service Award – the Federal Bar Association’s most prestigious national public service award. Among other things, she is listed in Latino American Who’s Who and has been selected for AzBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers List. Respected for developing innovative and effective strategy in challenging cases, Ms. Barton has years of litigation experience with one of the top law firms in the world, Morrison Foerster, and at one of California’s largest minority-owned firms, Alvarado Smith. Before starting her own private practice, she was an equity shareholder at Sacks Tierney, P.A., in Scottsdale, where she successfully represented clients in non-compete agreements and breach of contract disputes. She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Arizona and California, and also has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Please contact her today to discuss your legal matter. You will get clear, concise and straightforward answers to your questions.???