Breck was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. He attended Madison High School in Rexburg and later Ricks College where he received an associates degree in economics and graduated with honors. In 1969 he served as an LDS missionary in the South American country of Chile where he learned Spanish. After returning from Chile he attended the University of Utah, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelors in economics as well as J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University, graduating with honors in his juris doctor degree.
He began practicing in Rexburg, Idaho in 1976, and began his own law firm in 1984, Breck Barton & Associates, and has been with the firm ever since.
Breck is an active member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and has served on their board of directors and their executive board. He was also the president of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association in 2003-2004. In 2008, he was named as the Trial Lawyer of the year by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association receiving the James J. May award for excellence for representing Idaho citizens in trial practice, community generosity, and exemplary commitment to the ideal of the association and the preservation of the civil justice system. Breck is also a member of the Bar of the state of Idaho as well as the United States District Court for the district of Idaho.
Breck has experience handling cases involving a wide range of issues including birth injuries, medical negligence claims, defective equipment claims, drug claims, sex abuse, work injuries, multiple death claims, construction litigation, real property litigation, and motor vehicle accidents. He is one of the few lawyers in eastern Idaho that does medical negligence claims.
When he is not working, Breck enjoys horses, guns, hunting, fishing, golf, dining out, and trying to be a good neighbor and a contributor to the community. He is also a proud father of five children and husband of over 43 years.