George H. Newman

Director, Class of 2018

George Henry Newman practices nationwide in the Federal Court system, and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in state cases. His practice is limited exclusively to criminal defense in trial, appellate, habeas corpus, and asset forfeiture matters. He is certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of trial Advocacy. Mr. Newman is a sole practitioner with his office in Philadelphia. He received a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971, and a J.D. from Temple University Law School in 1975. Mr. Newman was an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia for four years. He also clerked for the Honorable Richard B. Klein of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County . He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, & Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He served in 1987 and 2004 as Chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar. From 1993-1999, and 2010-2013 he served three three year terms, to which he was elected, on NACDL’S Board of Directors. He helped found PACDL, and served as vice president from 1988 through 1990. He has lectured and written on criminal defense, federal sentencing, forfeiture, legal ethics and legal research, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law. He has served as NACDL's Parliamentarian, and currently serves on NACDL's Board of Directors, and NACDL’s Champion advisory board. He has chaired the Death Penalty committee, the Indigent Defense committee, and helped establish (and chaired) NACDL's Council of Affiliates.  He was the 2006 recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Justice Thurgood Marshall Award.

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