W. Barton Weitzenberg received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1968. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA Law School in 1971. After completing his tour of active duty in the United States Army, he commenced practice of civil trial law in 1972. He is a partner in the Santa Rosa law firm of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Hoffman & Emery. He was born on September 30, 1946. 

He is a Past President of the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association, Past-President of the Sonoma County Trial Lawyers Association and Past President of the Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County. He is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, where he serves as co-chair of the Bar's Superior Court Committee. 

He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and a variety of professional associations related to common interest development law. He is an active professor of trial tactics at the Stanford University of Law School Trial Practice Program, an active professor of trial tactics at the University of San Francisco Trial Practice Program and the professor of the trial tactics course at the Empire School of Law. 

He has been a frequent lecturer in trial tactics before Bar Associations, local Trial Lawyers Associations and the Consumer Attorneys of California. His practice is limited to civil litigation with a speciality in personal injury and construction defect law.


"While I am an enthusiastic advocate of our civil jury trial system, the economic reality of our time is that a very few cases can be resolved in a cost effective manner at trial. All others should be and can be resolved through alternate dispute resolution. A mediator/arbitrator with substantial trial experience can assure the litigants who appear before him that ADR is superior to trial as a means by which to resolve their disputes." - W. Barton Weitzenberg