Thomas R. Barton

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Thomas R. Barton
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6773

Tom Barton is an experienced commercial attorney who has litigated a wide variety of business disputes—including matters related to employment, corporate fights, tax, natural resources and real estate, contracts, homeowner disputes, and professional liability cases.  He has tried cases in the state, federal and tax courts, administrative forums, and handled appeals.  In addition, Mr. Barton has twice been appointed as a federal equity receiver in the United States District Court, District of Utah: once by Judge Dee Benson in Wing v. Buchanan, and more recently by Judge Robert Shelby in FTC v. Elite IT Partners, Inc. et al.  Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer in 2019, Mr. Barton practiced with two highly respected Salt Lake law firms. 


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University of Virginia (J.D., 1994)

College of William & Mary (B.A., 1990, English)


AV (Preeminent) Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite (various years)

Mountain States Super Lawyers (business litigation, various years)

Utah Philanthropy Day, Heart in Hands Award Recipient, 2012



Utah State Bar

Salt Lake County Bar

Federal Bar Association

David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II American Inn of Court

National Association of Federal Equity Receivers


Tracy Aviary, Board of Directors (2005 to present, Chair 2011-12)

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Board of Directors (1998-2000)


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court


University of Virginia School of Law