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About Me

Former House of Representatives Majority Chief Policy & Legal Counsel for the State of Michigan.  Former lobbyist for Landlords of Mid-Michigan.  Former Board of Director Common Cause of Michigan.  Former Ingham County Circuit Court Mediator.

Licensed to practice in all Michigan Courts.  Sworn in 1981 by Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Coleman in a private ceremony in the Michigan Supreme Court.  Licensed to practice in both Western & Eastern federal district courts.  

Former elected official & Trustee of the Okemos School Board.  Actively involved in Okemos School & Community activities.  Former House Judiciary Committee Counsel.  Active in the community.  Currently President of the Law Office of Judith M. Barton. 


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
  3. Family: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    Judith is the leading divorce/separation attorney in Mid-Michigan. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and truly cares about the people she represents. She is also very compassionate and recognizes the difficult times that divorce clients are experiencing. She is well versed on the specific court procedures and is always up to date on any changes that are introduced. I have referred personal friends to Judith and she always exceeds their expectations.


    Anthony MacGuidwin Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1903 Culver Hill Dr
Williamston, MI, 48895


MIActive And In Good Standing198110/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence In Community ParticipationOkemos School BoardN/A
Licensed Real Estate BrokerState of MichiganN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Judith M. Barton1983 - Present
House of Rep. Majority Legal CounselState Of Michigan1993 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tri County Iris SocietySecretary2012 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Okemos School BoardTrustee Elective positionN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Landlord and Tenants RightsLandlord and Tenants Rights1984
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Business law sectionLandlord Tenant Rights2013
Holloway's Real Estate SchoolReal Estate Law ProfessorN/A