Barton Trial Attorneys has successfully litigated claims of sexual exploitation against some of the most influential institutions of American society. We have represented the most vulnerable members of our communities in court, obtaining groundbreaking jury verdicts against perpetrators of sexual abuse and those who allow them access to children.
Because of our repeated success in the courtroom in this field, our firm continues to face new challenges as advocates for the sexually abused and exploited. In July, 2004, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon filed bankruptcy rather than face our office in front of a jury. This was the first time in history a Catholic Diocese attempted to protect its assets in such a manner. Our office also represented one of only two ordained priests in history who have come forward with claims of sexual abuse against the Roman Catholic Church.