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David C. Newton

David C. Newton

also known as The Newton Law Firm

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Family, Divorce & Separation

About Me

I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years. After serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, I graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York College at Brockport with a B.S. in Business and Economics. I then continued on to obtain my law degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law.

After obtaining my law degree I worked as an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP as a complex commercial litigator working for our nation’s largest companies. I then took my talents to the District Attorney’s office in New York City. After prosecuting thousands of cases in New York City, I accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) with the District Attorney’s office in Boston working in the Dorchester District Court and then as the Supervising ADA at the South Boston District Court.

I then took my experiences from my time as a U.S. Marine, Attorney at Goodwin Procter, and ADA in two of our nation’s largest cities to start The Newton Law Firm, which is dedicated to personalized attention to every client and aggressive, but smart, legal representaion. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 5%
  4. Family: 5%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

46 total 

  • John Brooks Seed

    I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow former Suffolk ADA, Attorney Newton has the knowledge and experience to assist his clients in achieving the most favorable of outcomes. He is highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable.

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    John Seed DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Joseph Keegan

    I have known Dave for many years and have witnessed him in action. He has the knowledge and skill to help his clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joseph Keegan Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

The Newton Law Firm

102 Bridge Road
Suite 2B
Salisbury, MA, 01952

The Newton Law Firm

220-230 Commercial Street, #19
Boston, MA, 02109

The Newton Law Firm

12 Ocean Blvd
Seabrook, NH, 03874

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NHAuthorized to practice law201407/08/2014
NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015
MAActive200804/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Rising StarBoston Magazine2014
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
2013 Top ContributorAVVO2013
Rising StarNew England Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarBoston Magazine2013
Certificate "Warrant & Warranless Search and Seizure"Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education2012
Certificate "Firearms Investigations"United States Department of Justice2012
Litigation and Dispute Resolution with HonorsBoston University School of Law2008
Graduated Cum LaudeBoston University School of Law2008
Graduated Magna Cum LaudeSUNY Brockport2005
InducteeNational Dean’s List2005
InducteeAlpha Chi National Honor Society2005
Oustanding SeniorState University of New York College at Brockport CSTEP2005
InducteeNational Dean’s List2004
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement AwardUnited Statees Marine Corps2002
Meritorious MastUnited States Marine Corps1999
Certificate of CommendationUnited States Marine Corps1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Newton Law Firm2013 - Present
Supervising Assistant District Attorney South BostonSuffolk County District Attorney's Office - South Boston Court2012 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County District Attorney's Office - Dorchester Division2011 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyRichmond County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2011
AssociateGoodwin Procter2008 - 2009
Summer AssociateGoodwin Procter2007 - 2007
MA SJC Rule 3:03 Certified Student AttorneyBoston University School of Law Criminal Clinic2007 - 2007
Legal InternMass. Dept of Revenue2006 - 2006
Legal intern in the Gang UnitSuffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston, MA2006 - 2006
Consumer MediatorState Of New York Office Of The Attorney General2005 - 2005
Non-Commissioned OfficerUnited States Marine Corps1997 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal District of New HampshireAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Newburyport Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
Federal District of MassachusettsAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
Boston University School of Law Black Law Student AssociationVice President2006 - 2007
Alpha Chi Honor SocietyMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
CW v. T.A.Win
CW v. B.K.Win
CW v. T.F.Win

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogUninsured Motor Vehicles in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogObtaining and Defending Restraining Orders in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogConsequences of Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogHave you been charged with Leaving the Scene in Massachusetts?2013
Enzine ArticlesBoating Under the Influence (BUI) What You Need To Know2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogCharged with Operating After Suspension for OUI2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogHave You Been Charged with a Crime in Haverhill?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBeen Charged with a Crime in Lawrence District Court?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogResisting Arrest in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogWhat you need to know if you have been charged with Larceny from the Person in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogConsequences of being charged with Larceny from a Building in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogLarceny by Check in Massachusetts, Writing Bad Checks has Consequences!2013
Ezine ArticlesWHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES (OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE) IN MASSACHUSETTS2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogClerk’s Hearings in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogTrespassing in Massachusetts2013
Ezine ArticlesOUI AND GUN POSSESSION IN MASSACHUSETTS2013
Ezine ArticlesDangerousness Hearings (58A) and Drunk Driving (OUI) Cases in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogUnlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogSocial Host Law Liability2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogProbation Violation Surrender Hearings in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogAssault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogAssault and Battery on a Child under 14 Causing Bodily Injury in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogAssault and Battery on a Pregnant Woman in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogAssault and Battery on a Police Officer or Public Employee in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogWhen Does Speech Become a Threat to Commit a Crime in Massachusetts?2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogCrime of Disturbing the Peace in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogCrime of Disorderly Conduct in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBeen Charged with Larceny over $250 in Massachusetts?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogHave You Been Charged With a Crime in the Salem District Court?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogOUI Chemical Test Refusals in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBeen Charged with a Crime in Ipswich District Court?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBeen Charged with a Crime in Newburyport District Court?2013
The Newton Law Firm BlogShoplifting in Massachusetts Has Serious Consequences2013
The Newton Crime BlogConsequences of Underage Alcohol Possession in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogAssault and Battery in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBeen Charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, What you Need to Know2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBeen Charged with Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 in Massachusetts?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogBreaking and Entering in the Nighttime to Commit a Felony in Massachusetts2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogHave You Been Charged With a Crime in the Lynn District Court?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogHave You Been Charged With a Crime in the Gloucester District Court?2013
The Newton Law Firm Crime BlogHave You Been Charged With a Crime in the Peabody District Court?2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLitigation and Dispute Resolution with HonorsJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude2008
State University of New York, College at BrockportBusiness Administration, Magna Cum LaudeBS - Bachelor of Science2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Essex County Bar Association Advocates SeminiarBasic Criminal Discovery Practice in the District Courts2015
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.A Supersleuth's Guide to Criminal Discovery2014
Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense ClinicCriminal Defense Topics2013
Boston Globe Article on DA will investigate decision to release RemyQuoted for Expert Opinion on Dangerousness Hearings and Bail In Domestic Violence Cases2013
Underage DWIUnderage Drunk Driving2011
Project Ready, Juvenile Court Program in NYCCriminal Justice2011
Stone Moot Court CompetitionJudge2007