Deborah Newman

Managing Partner


Houston, TX





Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards | AV | AV Preeminent | Deborah A. Newman | 2019

Deborah Newman has almost 40 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
  • 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
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Sociology/Psychology


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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


  • Phi Alpha Delta