John M. Newman

Newman, John

Retired Attorney Morristown, NJ

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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.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Judge, Assigned to Superior Court of New Jersey, 1977–1980, appointed by Governor Brendan S. Byrne
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, District X Ethics Committee, 1985–1988
  • Borough Attorney, Madison, New Jersey, 1970–1973; Director, Department of Law, Morristown, New Jersey, 1974–1977; Counsel, Morris Plains Planning Board; Counsel, Denville Planning Board; Special Counsel, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority; Acted as Special Litigation Counsel to Borough of Somerville
Honors and Awards

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  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • 1997 Recipient Trial Bar Award, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Rating (highest rating)
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • Recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the State of New Jersey, 2005 - 2007.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1961
  • New York, 1983
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1962
  • United States District Court,Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 1972
  • Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other jurisdictions


Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, J.D., 1959

Miami University, Oxford, OH, A.B., 1957

  • Phi Eta Sigma (for outstanding scholarship)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (for leadership and academic excellence)

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1956–1957

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146