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Michael D. Newton

Member

+ MNewton 2008

Tallan Building 200 W. ML King Blvd., Suite 500 Chattanooga Tennessee 37402-2566

mike.newton@leitnerfirm.com

423-424-3917 (direct)
423-308-0917 (direct fax)

423-265-0214 (local)
423-266-5490 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

Civil Rights/ Government
Commercial Litigation
Environmental / Mass Torts
General Liability
Product Liability
Transportation Law
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Premises Liability
Professional Liability / Errors & Omissions
Workers' Compensation

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Georgia; Tennessee

Education

Birmingham- Southern College, B.S., 1989

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1992

Honors and Awards

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Member, Board of Examiners

Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2016

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Mike has represented corporations, insurers and individuals in State and Federal Courts for 25 years. He has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over a decade and handles cases throughout Tennessee and the South.

Representative Client Work

Mr. Newton’s substantial litigation experience includes motor vehicle claims, from catastrophic injuries to minor impact and questionable causation cases; premises liability claims, including security/criminal acts, dram shop, slip and fall, elevators/escalators/automatic doors, false imprisonment, and falling products; subrogation claims; insurance broker/agent liability; workers’ compensation claims; fire loss claims; and, asbestos defense.

Mr. Newton’s representative clients have included:

  • National hotel chains/management companies; 
  • A national home improvement chain;
  • A national employment staffing agency;
  • The International Brotherhood of Police Officers; and
  • Numerous national and regional insurers.

Court Admissions

Tennessee; Georgia; US District Court for Eastern Tennessee; US District Court of Middle Tennessee; US District Court for Northern District of Georgia; US Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

NBLSC Member Website Medallion

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

The Defense Research Institute (DRI)(Trial Tactics Committee)

Tennessee Bar Association (member, Litigation Section)

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Georgia Bar Association

Community Involvement

Civitan International - Chattanooga Civitan Club (President, 2011-2012; Board Member 2009-2015)

Publications and Lectures

Mike has been a guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a number of law related topics, including trial procedure and case management. 
 
Mike frequently speaks with insurance and corporate representatives on various legal topics and developments affecting their business areas.