Mike Newton has more than 20 years of experience representing corporations, insurers and individuals in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Newton is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has served on its Board of Examiners. He has also been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers and recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Newton has broad and significant experience handling and litigating civil matters ranging from minor impact to catastrophic injury and wrongful death motor vehicle claims; premises liability claims (security/criminal acts; dram shop; slip and fall; elevators/escalators/automatic doors; false imprisonment; falling products); commercial vehicle accidents; subrogation claims; insurance broker/agent liability; civil rights violations; workers’ compensation claims; fire loss claims; asbestos defense; and commercial property claims.
Mr. Newton’s representative clients have included:
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
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
Civitan International - Chattanooga Civitan Club (President, 2011-2012; Board Member 2009-2015)
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.