George Henry Newman, Esq.
Newman and Associates, Philadelphia
Mr. Newman practices nationwide in the Federal Court system, and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in state cases. His practice is limited exclusively to criminal defense in trial, appellate, habeas corpus, and asset forfeiture matters. He is certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Newman is a sole practitioner with his office in Philadelphia. He received a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971, and a J.D. from Temple University Law School in 1975. Mr. Newman is a former Assistant Defender for the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He also clerked for the Honorable Richard B. Klein of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He served in 1987 and 2004 as Chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar. From 1993-1999, he served two three year terms, to which he was elected, on NACDLís Board of Directors. He helped found PACDL, and served as vice president from 1988 through 1990. He has lectured and written on criminal defense, forfeiture, legal ethics and legal research, and is listed in Whoís Who in American Law. Currently, he chairs NACDLís long range planning committee, and serves on NACDLís Champion advisory board and nominating committee, as well as being Vice Chair of the Counsel Qualifications Screening Committee of the Philadelphia Bar. He is the 2006 recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Associationís Justice Thurgood Marshall Award.