Shawn T. Newman, J.D.
2507 Crestline Dr. N.W.
Olympia, WA¬† 98502
Meet a reader of mine, attorney Shawn T. Newman of Olympia, Washington. ¬†An exceptional and highly experienced lawyer who fights for the rights of homeowners, among others. ¬†A professor at both undergrad and graduate levels, and an exceptionally nice person who is both very knowledgable and very easy to talk to. ¬†Washington State homeowners should know of him, as should the other foreclosure defense attorneys around the country. ¬†As he says, he‚Äôs not terribly well-connected, so I said I‚Äôd would certainly help connect him. ¬†Unquestionably, he‚Äôs one of ‚ÄúUS.‚ÄĚ
As a public sector lawyer, Shawn has worked as a Washington State Assistant Attorney General (Education Division), Evergreen State College Legal Counsel, Washington State Senate Staff Counsel (Senate Committee Services) and as a Public Defender.¬† In his private practice, he represents various individuals, community groups, for profit and non-profit organizations and businesses.
Shawn is currently General Counsel to Saint Martin‚Äôs University and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of College and University Law.¬† He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.¬† Mr. Newman also serves as Washington State Director for the Initiative and Referendum Institute, based at the University of Southern California.
Shawn is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Ohio State University.¬† While at Notre Dame, he received a fellowship from the White Center for Law and Government and served as the Legislative Research Editor for the Journal of Legislation.
Admitted to Practice Before:
Washington State Supreme Court
Federal District Courts for Western & Eastern Washington
U.S. Claims Court
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (Washington, D.C.)
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals