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Barton Cerjak S.C.

United States 2024

Rankings

Barton Cerjak S.C. is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Milwaukee
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Firm Leadership

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Commercial Litigation
The owner of Barton Legal, James Barton, is a leader of his younger generation of commercial lawyers. He moves easily between defense and plaintiff work, has a very good legal mind, analyzes issues dispassionately but creatively, and has an enormous capacity for digging into facts. He has hired well too. Barton Legal is becoming a real force in the civil litigation bar.
Commercial Litigation
Attorney James Barton is a skilled litigator with big firm pedigree without big firm budgets.
Commercial Litigation
James Barton is a diligent and steadfast advocate for his clients. He is a "big firm" lawyer in a small shop setting, which allows him to bring a unique blend of sophistication and efficiency to his legal work. I have and will continue to refer many of my best clients to Barton Legal.
Phil Koutnik
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal listens, and had great legal knowledge. Good to work with.
Jim Worthington, VP Construction Services – 12 Gauge Construction, LLC
Commercial Litigation
I engaged James Barton to represent me and I was totally impressed with his research, dogged determination and research. Not only did he win the case, he obviously greatly impressed the Judge. If you hope for results, you cannot be represented by a better firm.
Gary Pond, CEO – Visual Solutions, LLC
Commercial Litigation
James Barton is a young, but rapidly rising, civil litigator. He and his team are quite bright, they connect dots very quickly, and highly responsive to their client's needs. They are geared for rapid response. The firm also understands how civil problems can overlap with possible criminal liability, and is adroit at keeping clients on the civil side of that line. For small, medium, or large corporations and their owners and employees, this firm is a wonderful alternative, or supplement to the bigger, older law firms that may not be as flexible, personal, and responsive.
Commercial Litigation
Great to work with, good communication, very smart, easy to communicate with, can be a bull dog when needed.
Jim Worthington, VP Construction Services – 12 Gauge Construction, LLC
Commercial Litigation
Barton legal helped us through a settlement during a difficult COVID travel issue. Their expertise, negotiating skills, and process helped us reach a quick settlement. They were willing to meet at a time that was convenient for the group and were extremely professional throughout the entire process. I would use them again and would highly recommend to anyone in need of their services
Mike Buckholdt – Kinex Medical Company, LLC
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal was highly recommended and provided excellent legal advice and action for our complicated case. I recommend Barton Legal for clear expert advice and excellent attention to detail.
Bill Zinnanti – Zinnanti Surgical Design Group, Inc.
Commercial Litigation
A nimble, smart firm led by a real rising star, James Barton. The firm offers the sophistication in civil litigation of a larger firm with the accessibility and personal quality of a small firm.
Commercial Litigation
James Barton helped with a personal matter. A family member helped find a reference for me. James did excellent work. He’s very responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend him and already have referred a friend to him.
George Smith – 27 News -- WKOW (Madison, WI)
Commercial Litigation
In 20+ years of working with attorneys on various business matters, James Barton and his team are simply the best I've ever engaged on my behalf. Their accessibility to answer my questions, communication, and, quite frankly, deep interest in finding a fair resolution is unparalleled. Before the Barton Legal Team, I have never engaged an attorney that has taken such a keen personal interest in representing me. They truly dig into the legal theory to address the merits of each aspect of case and seek fair resolution on firm footing. I never feel like the fees I pay are in vain. They provide extraordinary value.
Mike Doble – The Explorium Brewpub
Commercial Litigation
Mr. Barton and his team have been exemplary in their work ethic, expertise, and responsiveness.
Commercial Litigation
When faced with a family business conflict in which litigation became necessary, we worked with James at Barton Legal to find the best possible resolution to an extremely difficult situation. He was responsive, dependable, and relentless in his pursuit to uncover the truth and fight for our rights. After working with James closely for more than two years, I can confidently say that he is not only a great attorney but a loyal friend who we can always count on.
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal is an outstanding boutique commercial litigation practice that offers "big law" experience with a tremendous value proposition.
Commercial Litigation
Attorney Barton is extremely quick to understand the scope of the situation laid out in front of him, and when set to task, there is no doubt that he and the firm fully engulfs themselves in the case. All past correspondence is always immediately at his fingertips, and his memory of the tiniest details is uncanny. In any case, there are multiple options and routes to travel. In hindsight, I’ve never felt my company has been steered down the wrong road with Barton Legal’s advice.
Commercial Litigation
Outstanding personal/professional experience! James said what he was going to do and then went far beyond in delivering to expectations. Smart, Honest, Hard Working, High Integrity and a WINNER is how I and anyone that will every work with him will describe him!
Bruce Lesniak, President – Lesniak & Associates, Inc.
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal, and more specifically, James Barton, has been a god send for us. The level of care and depth of knowledge is precisely what we wanted in an attorney. If you want cheap, you'll get what you pay for....But if you are willing to pay just a little more for quality representation...For someone who will actually listen and figure out how best to serve your needs. Then James and Barton Legal are EXACTLY what you want! I highly recommend them !!!!
Thomas Fischer – Lindman Eye Care LLC
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal offers first class, sophisticated litigation solutions to clients big and small. James Barton is a very experienced and highly skilled litigator who vigorously advocates for his clients. His firm has a track record of success and is known for driving results in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Phil Koutnik
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal cares, and they listen.
Commercial Litigation
Attorney James Barton and his staff at Barton Legal handled a delicate litigation for me relating to my children’s school, which also happens to be my spouse’s place of employment. Attorney Barton and his team handled the manner in a very professional and fair manner. They briefed the parties to the suit on a regular basis and used some very creative strategies to strike a balance between a positive resolution and maintaining fairness to all parties.
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal is trustworthy, detailed and thorough with excellent interpersonal skills. Cannot say enough great things about their work.
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal is an outstanding firm. They are experts, phenomenally hard workers and have reasonable fees. Highly recommend Barton Legal!
Commercial Litigation
Barton Legal is a good, energetic litigation firm.
Commercial Litigation
Very happy with the Barton Legal team. I have a very disheartening, complicated situation which I have never experienced in 30+ years in business and the team is very thorough and professional in their work and responses to my never ending questions. Would definitely recommend Barton Legal.
Pat McIntyre – BDH, LLC
Commercial Litigation
Mr. Barton has been an invaluable asset to me personally and my company. His personality, professionalism, and overall knowledge all shine with any work he touches. Certainly glad we found such a great lawyer to work with.
John Debowiecki – Industrial Solutions Unlimited, LLC

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Milwaukee
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Barton Cerjak S.C. has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Barton Cerjak S.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Main Location

Milwaukee, WI
313 North Plankinton Avenue, Suite 207
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States
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