Wagstaff & Cartmell

Speaker Bio

Eric Barton has practiced law for almost 30 years, representing clients in a wide variety of matters including complex commercial litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation. Many of his cases have involved antitrust, contract issues, or defective products. He has significant experience representing public entities in litigation, including state governments, counties, cities, and school districts.

Eric has also taught classes for many years at the University of Kansas School of Law, including first-year lawyering classes and trial advocacy. Additionally, he co-founded the Lawyer's Association of Kansas City's annual Run for Justice 5K, which has raised money for Legal Aid of Western Missouri since 2005. He currently serves on the board of the Midwest Music Foundation, a non-profit organization providing healthcare and educational assistance to Kansas City area musicians.