Veronica T. Barton is an award-winning trial attorney who focuses her practice on defending those accused of serious felony cases. She founded the Law Offices of Veronica T. Barton to provide compassionate and meticulous criminal defense in Los Angeles and the surrounding counties.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Veronica T. Barton earned her law degree cum laude from Loyola University Chicago. Veronica is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the U.S Federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Veronica has been named as a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2021, she was presented with an Elite Lawyer Award for Excellence as a Trial Attorney. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has recognized Veronica with its Top 10 Attorney Under 40 Award. Veronica has received the highest rating of Superb by Avvo.com for her work as a trial attorney.
Veronica T. Barton founded the Law Offices of Veronica T. Barton in order to provide a highly personalized, detailed-oriented defense for every single one of her clients.
Veronica received her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then went on to earn her law degree cum laude from Loyola University Chicago. Veronica is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the U.S Federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Veronica has represented clients charged with all levels of criminal defenses, from simple traffic offenses to serious and violent felonies.
One of Veronica’s most memorable victories was a recent jury trial in which her client was charged with felony domestic violence. His ex-girlfriend had accused him of strangling her. Although her client was offered probation at the last minute, he didn’t take the deal. He couldn’t; he would’ve lost his job and ruined his future prospects. But if they lost the case, he faced up to four years in prison.
At trial, the prosecution presented photos of black bruises in the shape of fingers on the ex’s neck. The prosecution presented multiple witnesses, including an expert witness who testified that the dark bruises on the ex’s neck were caused by strangulation. They presented the tearful testimony of his ex-girlfriend.
But Veronica argued that her client had acted in self-defense: that the ex had attacked her client first. She ruthlessly cross-examined his ex. She argued each and every inconsistency to the jury and tore apart the ex’s credibility. In the late morning, just after closing arguments, the jury began deliberations. By the end of lunchtime, they had a verdict: not guilty.
Not only does Veronica fight hard for her clients, but her tireless attention to detail ensures that every single one of her clients receives the best possible outcome.