Felton T. Newell
Felton T. Newell is an experienced trial attorney who provides sophisticated legal counsel to corporate and individual clients. In his nearly 20 years of practice, Mr. Newell has successfully represented clients in a range of litigation matters.
In corporate practice, Mr. Newell has represented Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals in a range of litigation disputes. For six years, Mr. Newell honed his oral advocacy skills in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, where he first-chaired more than 30 criminal trials to a jury verdict, including cases involving domestic violence, gun possession and criminal assault, and handled hundreds of other criminal matters. During his time in the City Attorney’s office, Mr. Newell also filed and managed civil lawsuits against corporations engaged in fraud and other unlawful conduct against California consumers as well as nuisance residential property owners.
After graduating from Georgetown University in 1993, Mr. Newell began his professional career as a legislative staff assistant in President Bill Clinton’s White House. Mr. Newell then attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he had the privilege of being taught by President Barack Obama in two courses. At the University of Chicago, Mr. Newell won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy, was a staff member for the Legal Forum law journal and represented victims of workplace mistreatment in the Employment Discrimination Project.
John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, Immediate Past President
"The Empire Strikes Back: In Trying to Fix Troubled Workers’ Compensation Systems, New York and Other States Can Learn from California and Pennsylvania," Best’s Review, August 2006.
"States Fumbling on Regulation: Evolution of Insurance Business Calls for Federal Oversight," Bus. Ins., August 22, 2005.
"Guarding Privileged Documents Poses Challenge to ‘Utmost Good Faith’ Doctrine," Sally Agel & Felton Newell, Nat’l Underwriter, Vol. 17, No. 17, April 28, 2003.