Senior Associate, Carla M. Newman
Senior Associate, Carla M. Newman

Carla M. Newman

Senior Associate

Areas Of Practice

Carla M. Newman is a Senior Associate in the Jacksonville, Florida office. Her practice areas are auto liability defense, insurance defense, and general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Senior Trial Attorney for an insurance company, providing defense for motor vehicle claims. Ms. Newman defended bodily injury claims, collaborated with the claims department to discuss litigation strategies, and facilitated the settlement of circuit civil lawsuits.

Ms. Newman gained trial experience as an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the State Attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in the misdemeanor division handling county court criminal cases. Ms. Newman was then promoted to the felony division where she first and second chaired several jury trials to verdict.

Ms. Newman attended the College of New Rochelle and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before attending Florida Coastal School of Law. While attending Florida Coastal School of Law, Ms. Newman was a member of the Mock Trial Team, and an editor for the Journal of Policy and Justice. Ms. Newman holds her L.L.M. from Western New England University School of Law.

Ms. Newman is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.

Admissions

  • Florida, 2011

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Fellow of Class V, 2017-2018
    • The Florida Bar Journal, Editorial Board, 2014-2017
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Chair 2022
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Committee Co-Chair 2013-2014

Publications

  • “Bartering from the Bench: A Tennessee Judge Prevents Reproduction of Social Undesirables; Historic Analysis of Involuntary Sterilization of African American Women,” Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives (2019).
  • “Throwing Diversity Against the Stark Backdrop of White: Isolationism in American Public Schools,” Barry University School of Law Child and Family Law Journal (2016).
  • “Criminalization in Shades of Color: Prosecuting Pregnant Drug Addicted Women,” Volume 20 Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender (2013).
  • “Grandparents, Guns & Guardianship: Incapacity and the Right to Bear Arms,” Florida Bar Journal (2013).

Education

  • L.L.M., Western New England University School of Law, 2014
  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2010
    • Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Internal Competition Fall 2013, Presiding Judge
    • Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Team, 2009-2010
    • Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, Editor 2009
  • B.A. magna cum laude, College of New Rochelle, 2007

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.