Ana Maria Barton graduated cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law and earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science at Duke University. While in law school, Barton was an active member of the Moot Court Team. She won First Place Overall at the George Washington University National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., and the Best Brief Award at the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition at Seton Hall University in Newark, New Jersey. Barton also worked as an Articles & Notes Editor for the Florida State University Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, which published her comment in 2010, and served as a student law clerk for the Hon. James R. Wolf at the First District Court of Appeal.
Before joining Rivero Mestre, Barton clerked at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court for the Hon. Roberto Feliberti Cintrón, where she wrote opinions in Spanish. With a score of 99.6 percent on the Puerto Rico Bar, Ms. Barton ranked in the top three best exams.
- Ana Maria Barton, A Turn for the Worse: Is There Any Hope for a “Benefit of the Doubt” Standard in Asylum Credibility Assessments Post-REAL ID Act?, 19 Fla. St. J. Transnat’l L. & Pol’y 211 (2010).