Since his appointment to the Superior Court of San Diego County in 2001, Judge Jeffrey Barton has served rotations in criminal, family, and civil assignments. He served six years as supervising civil judge and was then elected to serve as the assistant presiding judge in 2014. Today he is the court’s presiding judge, serving a two-year term.
Judge Barton has been active in various leadership roles within the court, including chair of the San Diego Court Technology Committee where he has led many of the court’s efforts to improve access through technology. Prior to his appointment, he specialized in medical malpractice and professional liability litigation.
Judge Barton is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.