Shawn T. Newman, J.D.

2507 Crestline Dr. N.W.
Olympia, WA  98502

Phone: 360-866-2322
Fax:    866-800-9941

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’s not terribly well-connected, so I said I’d would certainly help connect him.  Unquestionably, he’s one of “US.”

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’s 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

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