Robert Barton

Senior Counsel
  • T 213.896.2503

Robert Barton is an attorney in the Private Wealth Services Group and focuses on complex trust and estate litigation, trust and estate administration as well as conservatorship and guardianship matters for individuals, families and charities.

In addition to representing trustees, executors and beneficiaries in administration matters, Mr. Barton also handles breach of fiduciary duty and elder abuse matters, will and trust disputes, and contested conservatorships and guardianships in federal, state, and tribal courts throughout the country.

Currently, Mr. Barton is a member of the Holland & Knight’s National Diversity Committee and the chair of the firm's Native American Affinity Group.

Tribal Affiliation

  • Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

Honors & Awards

  • ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law's Probate & Property magazine, Excellence in Writing Award: Best Cutting Edge Articles Trust & Estate, 2015
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2015-2017
  • Chesterfield Smith Fellowship Program, Holland & Knight, 2014
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Fellow, 2012-2014
  • Constitutional Commentary, Student Technical Editor
  • Civil Rights Moot Court


  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Ethics and Malpractice Committee, Vice-Chair, 2014-2017; Chair, 2018
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Panel, Pro Bono Counsel