John M. Newman

Retired Attorney

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John M. Newman is a founding principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. As a member of the firm’s litigation department, his practice focuses on the management and trial of complex and diversified commercial civil litigation in the courts of New Jersey, New York and other jurisdictions. He has substantial experience in commercial litigation and arbitration; mediation; environmental cost recovery cases; contract, employment, real estate and land use litigation.


  • Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation Committee, Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Bar Section, 1981–present; Environmental Law Section, 1994–present; New Jersey State Board of Parole, Volunteer Parole Officer (Sponsored by New Jersey State Bar Association)
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), Land Use Section, Trial Attorneys Section
  • Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
  • Morris County Bar Association, Judicial Appointments Committee, 1982–1983
  • New Jersey Superior Court Sponsored Mediation Program (Morris County), Co-Founder, 1980
  • Randolph Township Public Library, Founder-Trustee, 1964–1965
  • Occupational Training Center for the Handicap, Trustee, 1966–1968
  • Community Medical Center, Trustee, 1973–1976
  • Family Service of Morris County, Trustee, 1986–1989
  • Historic Speedwell, Trustee, 1991–1997
  • The Morristown Club, Board of Governors, President, 2002–2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer, Trial Practice for New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine for New Jersey Institute For Continuing Education, 1993–1997
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice for Law Education Institute