Eric D. Barton

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:


Eric Barton is a partner at Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP, with a complex litigation and trial practice with emphasis in business litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, and medical malpractice. He has tried numerous cases to juries in Mo., Kan., and Utah and has litigated in many other jurisdictions. Barton was a Rice Scholar at the KU School of Law, graduating with Order of the Coif honors in 1993 and receiving a faculty award for outstanding achievement. He then served judicial clerkships for Judge Stephen Anderson of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Fred Six of the Kansas Supreme Court before entering private practice. He teaches Trial Advocacy and has also taught Lawyering.

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy



Representative Publications

Co-Author, DRI Trial Tactics Compendium: Appeals – Preserving the Record (2006); Co-Contributor, Daller, Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium (Aspen Law & Business, 2001); Co-Contributor, Daller, Product Liability Desk Reference, A Fifty-State Compendium (Aspen Law & Business, 2000).


J.D. Kansas, 1993, Note and Comment Editor, Kansas Law Review; B.S., Kansas State University, 1990.


Utah 1993, Kansas 1994, Missouri 2002, various federal courts

Career History

Law Clerk, Judge Stephen H. Anderson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1993-94; Research Attorney, Justice Fred N. Six, Kansas Supreme Court, 1994-95; Associate, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 1995-2000; Shareholder, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 2000-01; Lecturer, Kansas University, 2001-02, since 2005; Of Counsel, Wagstaff & Cartmell, 2001-02; Partner, Wagstaff & Cartmell, since 2002.