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Posted by jason, a Business client, Flag
To summarize my experience in a word I'd say terrific. Terrific service, terrific response time, I was well informed on all that was going on and Shawn Newman saved my butt big time. A great and affordable investment, I'd highly recommend Shawn to anyone who was in need of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by a Business client, Flag
Shawn is an aggressive and effective advocate but he won't waste your money picking unnecessary battles. Once he gets his teeth into your case however you will almost pity your opponent. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of law and has tremendous common sense which is a rare and valued trait. He has earned the respect of the community and has a posse of law students that adore him and follow him in and out of the courtroom. A rare gem!! I highly recommend his services!!!
Posted by Robert, a Government client, Flag
Through the course of a difficult and challenging case that took several turns, Shawn kept us right on track. Sometimes he told us things we didn't want to hear, but I would rather know those items sooner rather than later. He was able to focus us on the strengths of our case, rather than on what the client perceived was the strength. Intuitive, kind, caring and professional would be the adjectives I would assign to Shawn.
Posted by Thomas, a Residential client, Flag
We had a bad experience with another attorney and his HIGH PRICED Bellevue group. Details were overlooked, we felt like we had fallen through the cracks, that our case was not important to them.
Like so many others today, our home is worth less than we owe, dealing with megabanks and their teams of attorneys can be very difficult and expensive.
Shawn took over our case, immediately negotiating with the bank attorneys. He got them to admit to illegal activities. He got us a settlement that paid all our legal fees and court costs.
We have now been offered a loan modification with a large principle reduction and a long term low fixed interest rate!
We can't say enough good things about Shawn Newman, his knowledge of the current U.S. housing crisis, the mortgage and banking industry, as well as forclosure law is , in my opinion, unsurpassed. We still get e-mail updates from him with court decisions and legal opinions on things that pertain to us .
Posted by Duane, a client, Flag
Shawn helped us regarding a dispute of an estate settlement. He helped us to concentrate on the facts and not the emotions of the situation. Family issues can be convoluted. The stress level was lessened because of Shawn's advise. We will definitely return to Shawn if any other legal issues arise for our family. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Rebecca, a Personal Injury client, Flag
I'm writing this review because Mr. Newman saved my life. I went in for my two hour schedual concueltation. After describing my problem, he figured out that I was suffering from BWS "Brain Worm Syndrom". He agreed to take my case, as soon as we can figure who gave them to me. I so recomoned Mr. Newman as the leading expert in brain worm syndrom.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Mr. Newman is not only wise but actually showed compassion about my situation. It's not easy to actually find someone who actually cares these days! I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
When you are frightened, overwhelmed,and confused Shawn has got to be the best attorney around. Shawn's calm demeanor immediately gives one hope and his excellent skills in his field insure there truly is a light at the end of the tunnel. Shawn is knowledgeable, approachable, understanding and compassionate. He listens. He knows. He willingly takes that extra step to help you be informed, confident and protected. I love you Shawn! Thank you so much.
Posted by Dmitri, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Shawn was recommended to me by his student from St. Martin University. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and informative. Shawn was able to resolve the unfair foreclosure we faced. There were many other attorneys ready to help me, but Shawn was the only one who really took the case and successfully accomplished our stressful situation with our lender and a Trustee company. I appreciate his work immensely. I would highly recommend Shawn.
Posted by Spencer, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Shawn Newman did a great job for me, not only was his intelligence great but the way i was able to talk to him as if he were a friend was refreshing. Newman turned an almost certain conviction to a deferral and under the condition i was at, i could not have asked for more. Newman provided all the information and answer i asked of him as well as providing timely responses to all my emails. With this being my first time using a legit lawyer, Newman set the bar pretty high.
Posted by Diane, a Employment client, Flag
Although Shawn ultimately referred me to another attorney who works more specifically with my employment issue, I was impressed with his willingness to speak with me, read the specifics of my case & to consult with others on my behalf. He was referred to me by Whistle Blowers, (GAP) & was knowledgeable, professional, & got back to me quickly under tight time constraints. Thank you!
Posted by Connor, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Newman ultimately got all of my charges dismissed. He was knowledgeable and really good about answering any questions in a timely manner. He asked for the full discovery of evidence the state had against me in a marijuana possession case. When they failed to do so he was able to get everything dropped within 10 minutes of meeting with the prosecuting attorney in pretrial. He drove all the way out towards Spokane for the trial and did everything I could have asked out of a lawyer. Newman has a kick ass personality, meaning he went into the pretrial suggesting that he was not afraid to go to trial, and wouldn't accept just any plea deal. None of us wanted to go to trial, but he was able to convince the prosecutor otherwise. Great experience.
Posted by Mike, Flag
Wow wow wow, Shawn is an excellent attorney and one of the best! He's honest and upfront, is easy to communicate with by phone or e-mail, know his stuff and offers expert advice, and I would hire him again and recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Denny, a client, Flag
I contacted Mr. Newman about a neighbor issue. He knew the applicable laws/ordinances and clearly explained them to me. While being understanding and supportive, he presented an aray of options which balanced protecting me with the likelihood of exacerbating the situation. When I initially contacted Mr. Newman, I felt victimized and that there was no hope for resolution. He helped me see that I had options which empowered me to move forward. His sensitive pragmatism guided my decision-making and prevailed. The situation was resolved.
Posted by a Business client, Flag
I was floundering on how best not to have years of litigation, but Shawn explained options costs and allowed my opinions to guide the outcome.
Outcome--very satisfactory. Costs were reasonable.
I've worked with many AAGs at work--Shawn is equal to or exceeds the best with whom I've ever worked
Shawn is smart, funny and clear.
Posted by Joseph, a Employment client, Flag
I want to express my most sincere gratitude towards your help, assistance, support, advice, and legal expertise in my recent case discussed with you. Both your support and the outcome were completely unexpected. I came to you after several unsuccessful contact with many other attorneys, who led me in an incorrect path for a resolve the issue my family encountered, and you very plainly listened to our case and provided a solution immediately, literally. It wasn't the fact that you provided a solution, but that you were very sincere in our communique, both e-mail and over the phone. Once again Shawn, it was a pleasure receiving your assistance and meeting someone like you.
Posted by Mark Langfan, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
When Shawn takes your case you know you have an attorney who not only cares for your case, but also and cares for you.
I worked with him on a very difficult case, and he was a fantastic, focused, and dogged advocate.
Posted by Sheila, a Civil Rights client, Flag
I recently had a legal issue and had no idea of what to do or even what my options were. First off, Mr. Newman listened until he had a complete understanding of my concerns and objectives. He clearly explained what the law says about my situation and what recourses were, and were not, available. He was easy to approach with questions and for clarifications. I have friends who had hired Shawn Newman and they were right when they said he is honest and intelligent, thorough and knowledgeable. If I'm ever in trouble or have a legal concern I'll want Shawn Newman at my back.
Posted by a Ethics client, Flag
I strongly recommend Shawn Newman. He is an outstanding lawyer - I should know, as I am also a lawyer. I was very pleased with Shawn's work. He is a good man and a fine attorney. I would hire him again without hesitation.
Posted by Sandra, a Appeals client, Flag
Shawn Newman handled an appeal before the Washington State Supreme Court for me. It was a lawyer disciplinary matter in which I was wrongly accused of misconduct. Prior to retaining him, I had an attorney who did not communicate with me, was insensitive and was not diligent. FInally, this former attorney committed an act of clear malpractice in handling my case. At that poing, however, most of the briefing had already been done by my former lawyer and it had been done poorly. The only briefing left to do was my reply brief becuase my former lawyer had not filed a reply brief and then failed to disclose that fact to me for over 5 months. Mr. Newman's only opportunity to save the situation was with the reply brief. As a result, I needed Mr. Newman to get up to speed on a case that had been ongoing for 5 years and I needed him to do so quickly. It was an emergency. He set to work immediately and did a great job with the briefing. It had to be done in a matter of days. We had to file a motion immediately in order to get leave to file the late brief. Mr. Newman successfully handled all this for me. We were granted leave to file the late reply. From the moment I retained him, he dedicated himself, full-time to my case because that was what was required. And I believe he turned things around for me. Although I don't yet know the outcome of the case, I do know (because I am a lawyer myself) that Mr. Newman as well as anyone could have done under the circumstances. He did a great job in briefing the issues. He works efficiently. He did a good job at oral argument. He communicated with me so that I knew my position was being represented at oral argument. I only wish I had retained him to represent me from the outset of the case. A great deal of damage was done to my case by starting off with the wrong lawyer. I would use Mr. Newman again, but this time, from the beginning.
Posted by Deborah, a client, Flag
We are a nonprofit media center. Shawn has been our attorney for more than 15 years. He is passionate about his work. He understands the challenges that often face nonprofit organizations and works hard to make his talents and skills available to us without streatching the limits of our budget. He is friendly and approachable but firm when dealing with legal issues. He has always provided us with the best legal advice I could ask for in a timely fashion. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Stan, a Business client, Flag
Shawn represented my company against a high profile law firm. He was proffessional, ethical, very thourough and left no stone unturned. His proffessionalism and insight far exceeded our companies expectations.
The outcome was favorable to our company. I would highly reccommend him!
Posted by Steve, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Shawn did an excellent job in dealing with a frivolous and unfounded lawsuit brought on by a large corporate company that thought that they could bully a smaller company, for their gains.
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
We were in a deep hole when Shawn replaced our previous attorney. Shawn immediately went on the offensive, big time. He uncovered multiple lies by the opposition under oath, dug into County records, asked the right questions, exerted intense pressure and they dropped the case which they had for the most part won 9 months earlier. An absolutely unbelievable turnaround with a just outcome. If you are having troubles, this is the guy you want.
Posted by rahul, Flag
he is a good lawyer
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Domestic Violence. I never imagined I would be arrested for having an argument with my wife of 18 years, but it happened. Shawn is a friend of a friend, and agreed to help me and my family. Shawn recognized that I, we, and this single incident did not fit the profile of domestic violence. Even though this was not his specialty, he accurately predicted what would happen and why. Not only did he guide me through the process, he looked me in the eye, treated me with respect and compassion and told me to have faith. Shawn advised me not to accept the "deal" that would have left us "emotionally and financially bankrupt" and with a criminal record. In the end, thanks to Shawn's work and savvy, all charges were dismissed. The day I was arrested was one of the worst of my life, and the day all charges were dismissed, was one of the best. My family is back together, in love, respect and gratitude. Thanks Shawn.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
As far as lawyers go Shawn is the real deal! A pit bull who is not afraid to take on the big dogs. If the men in black ever come looking for me I've told my family to call Mr. Newman. He is a man with a great sense of humor, genuine helping of integrity and a real decent human being. I have the utmost respect for him as an attorney and a friend of the underdog!
Posted by a Education client, Flag
I found Mr. Newman to be an excellent attorney. He worked diligently on my case while keeping me informed about processes and procedures. Shawn acted swiftly and without hesitation to bring my action to a positive outcome. I highly recommend him!
Posted by a client, Flag
Posted by a Civil Rights client, Flag
I was arrested for taping a school board meeting and needed a lawyer I called the AG's office and a person recommended Mr. Newman. I hired Mr. Newman and he filed suit right away. He kept me informed immediately of progress via e-mail and telephone. Without going to court we settled. I soon became friends with Mr. Newman and soon learned he was not only a great lawyer and a first class gentleman but the person you can trust with your life. He also repersented my son in a building permit disput with with theThurston County building dept. Settled in his favor with out going to court.
Posted by a Government client, Flag
Mr. Newman handled two lawsuits brought by a Gig Harbor, WA neighborhood association against the State of Washington where I was one of two people who represented that association's work with Mr. Newman. Mr. Newman successfully took our case on one of these lawsuits to the State Supreme Court where we won a decision against the State. Later, I was a board member of non-profit corporation that hired Mr. Newman to run another lawsuit against the State of Washington. In all cases, we were very pleased with his work and how he represented us. His interest in public issues and expertise in this legal area proved to be an asset to us and our cases. Everyone who worked with Mr. Newman felt he represented us in a competent, knowledgable and agressive manner. I would recommend Mr. Newman to anyone with issues involving areas of government.
Mr. Newman also represented me personally in several legal situations that did not lead to judicial action but he was most helpful in getting my issues resolved to my complete satisfaction.