Deborah Newman

Deborah Newman

Managing Partner
Houston, Texas

Deborah Newman has over 35 years of court room and trial experience representing individuals, major corporations and small business.  She ranks in the top five percent of women attorneys as rated by Martindale Hubbell based on peer reviews.  She has been featured in Forbes Magazine and she was selected to teach at the trial academy for a national trial lawyers association.  She has settled and tried hundreds of cases.  Her most recent win was a will contest case.  She has taught at the National Business Institute on Probate matters. 

Deborah was on the law review and served as a staff editor.  She has large firm background and experience but now works closely with clients on a more personal level advocating for clients and helping them with legal matters.  She has successfully argued before the Texas Supreme Court and has been lead counsel in many counties throughout Texas. 

In addition, she has the highest rating from the Judiciary and has been designated as having the highest ethical standards and legal ability.  

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Business

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Law Review: Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Law Review, Staff Editor , 1981 - 1983
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Sociology/Psychology


  • Frequent speaker, NARTC, 1993 - 2011
  • Probate Litigation, Texas Probate Court, 2012
  • Trial Academy Instructor, NARTC, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Railroad Trial, Counsel , 1998 - 2011
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, 1984 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, 1984 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Phelps Dunbar, Partner, 1983 - 1993
  • Forman Perry, Partner, 1993 - 1995


  • Phi Alpha Delta