An attorney in private practice in Santa Ana, CA focusing on Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense and Animal Law.

Family Law

I represent clients in Paternity, Custody, Child Support and Divorce Proceedings.

A divorce can be one of the most emotionally and financially draining events in your life.

My goal as your legal representative is to provide a clear explanation of your rights and options, and to understand your needs and develop a case plan with your input. Whether through successful negotiation of marital settlement agreements or in litigation, I will work with you to achieve the best result for your situation.

With almost two decades of experience, I make it my personal mission to truly listen and understand your needs. 

Civil Litigation

Mr. Newman handles civil litigation matters ranging from personal injury cases, business disputes, breach of contract cases, and ownership and co-ownership disputes, and business disputes. He handles both plaintiff and defense sides of civil disputes.

Criminal Defense

I have many years experience dealing with criminal defense matters ranging from infractions to Third Strike Felony matters.  I offer a free consultation on any criminal matter you may be facing. You need an advocate who will understand the intricacies of your case, as well as the long-term effect of a criminal conviction.  I also handle having past criminal; convictions expunged.

Animal Law

Mr. Newman's work on cases involving animals has earned him international media attention. He has been interviewed on all of the major television networks.  He has been interviewed for "48 Hours" and appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, The Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. Mr. Newman is recognized as a leading authority on animal law, and has been allowed to argue both emotional distress damages and punitive damages before juries in veterinary malpractice cases.


Mr. Newman has lectured throughout the country to veterinarians on the topic of veterinary malpractice, and acts as a private consultant to assist veterinarians in avoiding malpractice by assessing their practice policies and procedures. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Western State University College of Law and Chapman Law School.