William A. Newman

Sr. Associate

Legal Assistant: Claudia Herrera

Legal Secretary: Carla Vela


William (“Bill”) Newman is an appellate lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law since 1995. He was listed in Texas Super Lawyers in 2011 and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has argued appeals in the 5th, 8th, and 10th Circuit United States Courts of Appeal. Bill has been married to his wife Robin for 30 years. They have one son, who has followed his father to the University of Texas.


Successfully defended in a Texas appellate court an out-of-state trust’s objections to personal jurisdiction, reversing the lower court’s denial of special appearance.

Successfully argued the appeal of a supported medical school’s status as a “state agency” for purposes of the tort claims act.

Represented a large auto insurer on appeal concerning a significant coverage issue affecting thousands of policies and obtained a favorable settlement.

Successfully argued on appeal to reverse a judgment under the Uniform Transfers to Minors act in a case applying Arizona law.

Successfully handled numerous expedited appeals of Chapter 74 expert reports under Texas law.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel



The University of Texas School of Law

  • JD, 1990
  • Member, Review of Litigation

The University of Texas at Austin

  • MA,1986, Philosophy

The University of Texas at Austin

  • BA, 1982, Plan II (multidisciplinary honors)
  • Graduated with Honors and Special Departmental Honors



United States Court of Appeals

  • 5th Circuit

United States District Court

  • Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas


  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating