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In the News

 I am often by media to comment on interesting legal matters in the news. Here, I am being interviewed on the national Mall for a CNN affiliate's 3-part expose on FAA accountability.






Award Winning Advocate.


Named "Litigator of the Month" by Attorney at Law magazine.



Say What?
Our local media reported that, after a 737 crashed in the river, my opponent blamed its passengers. 



Making us Safer.
Setting aside all of the lawyer jokes, it is a fact that attorneys make our hospitals, products and drivers safer. Sometimes, we hold corporate America accountable when our government fails to do so.


After a Federal Judge blamed the FAA for my client's crash, controllers have to provide timely and accurate weather.

Channel 4 reported
that my client's wheel fell off minutes after his tires
were rotated. We sued because the dealership
refused to take any responsibility. It now requires its mechanics to use a torque wrench to ensure tightness.







Local Media
Newspapers and other local outlets have included me in their consumer rankings.



Our local news reported that the Attorney General of Kenya authorized me to act as an Advocate (attorney) in its Courts. 



National Media.
Trade associations and publishers have discussed a number of my cases and may lead to safer procedures in the future.


Verdict Reporters. 
The legal industry relies on Verdict and Settlement reporters to publish the results of recent verdicts and settlements.

$9.48  Million post-trial settlement after Judge finds FAA negligent.


$3.65 Million Jury Verdict for trip and fall 

$1.3 Million post-trial for injured pedestrian.



$8.25 Million settlement
against the FAA after
controllers sent airplane into Texas thunderstorms.


$351,000 Judgment for bar patron punched by bouncer


Jury found $1.2 Million in damages for victim of a defective boat.




I present at major legal
and airborne law enforcement seminars, teaching other lawyers
how to improve their practices.


  Officers Sue Over Crash



Two Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrolmen injured when their boat crashed into an unlit support pier during Super Bowl festivities have filed notice they plan to pursue claims against the state. James Brunet, a scuba diver assigned to the Sheriff's Office mountain bike division, and Keith Nazworth, assigned to the Sheriff's Office marine unit, announced their intentions Monday with their attorney, Barry E. Newman. 



Lawyers Sue State
Over Adoption Backlog

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ --

In an unusual legal action, attorneys and children's rights advocates, Helen Spohrer and Barry Newman, filed a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus in the First District Court of Appeal today. The filing, which comes just three days after National Adoption Day, asks The First District Court of Appeal to force Florida's Department of Children and Families to end an adoption backlog of more than 100 children in Duval County, Florida. "There are at least 100 children in Duval County who should have been adopted by now, but are caught in the system's red tape," said in a press conference held yesterday in Jacksonville.


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