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Curtis Richard Newsome

Curtis Richard Newsome

also known as Rich Newsome, Richard Newsome

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Class Action

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Licensed since 1989

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 90%
    22 years
  2. Class Action: 10%
    13 years



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Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the community, has an excellent courtroom presence and obtains great results.


    Pierre Seacord Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas J Ueberschaer

    Mr. Newsome is the best in his field and an excellent attorney. He also has accepted important leadership roles in seeking to improve consumer rights in Florida - I highly endorse him.


    Thomas Ueberschaer Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Newsome Melton Law Firm

201 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL, 328013482


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200907/23/2015
NMAuthorized to practice law200907/29/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Personal InjuyBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in OrlandoOrlando Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Best Lawyer, Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawer, Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer, Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2008
Rough Rider AwardFlorida Justice Association2005
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2004
Stephen C. Sharpe AwardAmerican Association for Justice2002
Special Achievement AwardU.S. Department of Justice1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNewsome Melton, LLP1995 - Present
AssociateCabaniss, Burke & Wagner1993 - 1995
Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Department Of Justice1989 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Executive Committee2009 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupBoard Member2002 - Present
Florida Lawyers Action GroupPast Chairman2001 - Present
Fifth District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating CommissionPast Chairman2000 - 2002
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationPat President1998 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationPast President1996 - Present
The American Assocition for JusticeFormer Board of Governors1996 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Chattelle v. Continental Tire and Tampa Auto$13,602,345.35 Verdict for Plaintiffs.
Varone v. North American Arms and Kane's Ace Hardware$2,100,000 verdict for the Plaintiffs.
Estate of Robert Monk v. Dill Air Control Products$5,000,000 settlement for Plaintiffs and recall of more than 30 million defective valve stems.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
No Law School providedN/AlawN/A