Compassion and a Steely Resolve - Heeney Award Winner - George H. Newman

When asked why he joined NACDL, Philadelphia defense lawyer George H. Newman had a ready answer: “It feels as if I was born into it. I joined because I wanted to be the best criminal defense lawyer that I could possibly be.” After winning the 2017 Heeney Award, NACDL’s highest honor, Newman talked to NACDL Past President Ephraim Margolin about the award and what set him on a path to become one of liberty’s last champions.