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David C. Newton

Divorce and separation Attorney at Newburyport, MA

5.0   84 reviews

also known as Law Office of David Newton,Esq.


Licensed for 13 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    32%
    These can be extremely stressful situations. I have the experience to handle whatever issues arise and to give you peace of mind.

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    As a former Boston, NYC & NH State police prosecutor I have years of experience and knowledge of how the system works and use it to protect my clients.

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    As a former Boston, NYC prosecutor & NH State Police prosecutor. I have the expertise in handling these complex cases and use it to protect my clients.

  4. Family
    13%
    Experience you deserve in tough times. experienced father rights attorney on your side.

  5. Domestic violence
    2%

  6. Child custody
    1%

  7. Juvenile law
    1%

  8. Sex crime
    1%

Let my experience as both a defense attorney and prosecutor give you peace of mind.

After I graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law, I took a position at a national firm in Boston, Goodwin Proctor, LLP. My role there was as a complex commercial litigator and it gave me the opportunity to build a defense for several of our nation's largest companies.

My career then took me to New York City where I worked as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA). After prosecuting thousands of cases, I moved back to the area where my career began. I accepted an ADA position with the District Attorney’s office in Boston, was subsequently promoted to a Supervisor ADA, and later served as a NH State Police prosecutor.

I have since opened The Newton Law Firm where I provide 5-star service to clients just like you.

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About The Newton Law Firm, The Experience You Need and Deserve. MA Criminal & OUI/DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving Defense.  Also handling Divorce, Family Law Matters and Civil Litigation.
Licensed for 13 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 07/08/2014
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/13/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Law Office of David Newton MA and NH Attorney
Law Office of David C Newton
PO Box 2471
Seabrook, NH, 03874
Law Office of David Newton
1 New Hampshire Ave
Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH, 03801
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Reviews

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Posted by Christian | August 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Attentive Lawyer that Gets the Job Done
I retained David for representation on a restraining order and subsequent magistrate hearing. David was excellent in both situations resulting in favorable judgements. David has terrific experience with the local courts and knows the key players. He’s very attentive and does a great job explaining the situation, options and potential outcomes.
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Posted by Laura | August 1, 2019
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Couldn’t ask for more!
David is AMAZING! He surpassed what I thought a lawyer could be. He made sure that I was not stressing out and was very professional. It was easy to tell he knew what he was doing, he has lots of experience. He was very diligent and precise and made sure I was happy before he moved forward with anything.
Posted by andy | October 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
5+ would reccomend
Defended three criminal charges against me, and ultimately walked away completely innocent. David did an excellent job. would highly recommend to anyone
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
TRO Dissolution
Attorney Newton quickly got an improperly issued TRO lifted. David provided the NH court with the legal flaws in the TRO which the judge cited in his order
Posted by Natalie | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
My experience so far with this attorney has been incredible, he’s been outspoken honest and is aggressive. I am very happy with how he represented me. If you want someone who is aggressive, blunt and unafraid to speak up for you, hire him .
Posted by Steven | July 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer or friend...
David took my case in May of 2015 and was staring down the barrel of a habitual offender life sentence. As a 4th time offender there was not much this man could do for me in regards to begging leniency. Ironically I met David several months before on a bogus charge which he ultimately got dismissed. Again with my record and previous incarcerations, arrests, etc. it was no small miracle this lawyer, this man, was still able to get me a personal bail while proving my innocence. So when I found myself in real trouble and completely guilty of this new crime I knew in my gut this man would do everything in his power to help me out. He is the only lawyer I've ever dealt with that was always there to accept my calls or returned them promptly through my people. When this man came to me with the plea bargain I believed in my heart this was the absolute best deal I was going to get. I plead guilty to 5 to 15 years instead of the 15 to life I was facing. Leading up to this plea David and his lovely assistant came to visit me several times sometimes twice a day which is unheard of if you've ever been involved in the legal system! I remember one such time during our many visits his assistant put her pen down and looked me directly in the eye and posed the most profound question ever put to me... TWICE "It is my job to dig up as much information as possible to make you NOT look like the monster the State is prepared to make you out to be. We are going to put everything we have into getting you the best deal possible but are you going to change your life if you see the light of day or is this just a big waste of time?" I was asked this same question by the friend who hired David for me. My friend said "What can I do to help you? I told her to find that lawyer David Newton who got me off on that bogus case because I've never met a lawyer who I can honestly say I've trusted. And the next question was if I pay for this lawyer are you going to change your life?" I told this person "yes" During my incarceration I completed over 35 self help and educational programs along with constant employment. * Project youth 2 yrs. * C.R.A. Correctional Recovery Academy 1 yr. * N.E.A.D.S. National Education for Assistance Dog Services 3+ yrs. * Leadership training 1 yr. * Restorative Justice 1 yr. * Alcoholics Anonymous 7 yrs. * State Trooper Horse Barn 18 months * Minimum security 2.5 yrs. and countless other volunteer programs/work assignments I was paroled after less than half my sentence because I made that promise to David, his assistant, and my friend that I would indeed change my life. Most importantly I made the promise to myself. Since released from my incarceration I have completed a long term treatment program to further my substance abuse and criminal thinking issues of the past and am proud to say that in just under 6 months I am gainfully employed pursuing a life long dream to become a chef starting @ 48k with plenty of room for advancement. I have a beautiful apartment and am building my credit to buy a vehicle in the upcoming weeks. I have kept in constant contact with David and his assistant throughout my entire incarceration and continue to give them progress reports since my release. David to this day answers my texts or emails within minutes of receiving them and is genuinely happy to hear of my success... Listen folks at the end of the day whether you are guilty or innocent I'm telling you this guy, this lawyer, David Newton will give you his all. Up to and including the honest truth about what he can or can't do for your situation. Whatever the outcome legally? It is up to the individual to make the changes needed for a better tomorrow. David and his staff helped me to not spend the rest of my life in prison and now I do the work needed to stay out. I consider this man a wonderful lawyer and an even better friend to have in my corner...
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Response from David Newton July 25, 2022
Thank you for the Kind review. You are doing great things and I am happy I was able to help you move in that direction.
Posted by Jason | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service!
Mr. Newton is Great! always answers phone calls and emails, was on time, everything you want when your dealing with an issue, Thanks again!
Posted by Mike | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
David Newton Review
I recently hired David Newton and would highly recommend you do the same ! David's communication was excellent. Always called and returned calls on time. I felt at ease working with Dave through out the entire process. Everything Dave and myself discussed was and went exactly how he said it would and things worked out for the best. Thank You David!
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Posted by Sarah G | June 21, 2022
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TPR/ADOPTION
Dave was exactly who I needed/wanted in my TPR/adoption case. When it involves my child, I’m not settling for anything but the best- and Dave is top tier! He was the only attorney who was confident from the jump which is why I decided to go with him. HE DELIVERED! Thank you for everything Dave!!
Posted by Linda | June 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Linda
Dave helped me in in a middle of a divorce after my previous lawyer took most of my money and then dumped me. He cleaned up the mess I was in all while keeping the cost down. I would definitely recommend him
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney- Definitely Recommended
I connected with Dave through a referral for my RO case. Although the time frame was very little, Dave went above and beyond to understand my case and empathize. I was very worried that I had to live through it again when I’ll have to explain to the judge but Dave took the lead and made the process smooth and a success. He even spoke to me a lot to keep my mind away from all this. An amazing human and attorney. I will definitely recommend him.
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Response from David Newton May 29, 2022
It was my pleasure to assist you.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Dave was very knowledgeable. He got right to work and the process was finished as quick as possible with my case.
Posted by Janice | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
This is the attorney you want. Do not look further.
David is an former Marine which tells you a great deal about his abilities as an attorney, and a person. He is tough, but also smart, and cares about his clients. David wants the best outcome he can possibly achieve for the individuals he represents. He is very accessible, always quickly responding to questions and concerns. He has great attention to detail, which is important because the little things can come back to you as major obstacles later in life. David is approachable and honest in terms of what you can expect and what is achievable in the court of law. I am thankful I had his help during my divorce. He made a very difficult situation less painful because of his expertise.
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Posted by Brian | January 6, 2022
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Huge Results on Short Notice
I reached out to Attorney Newton after learning I had a summons to appear as a defendant in an upcoming harassment prevention order hearing. This claim was part of an ongoing divorce, that has been contentious and extremely stressful for going over 2 years. Dave was able to work on short notice and get the case dismissed with less than a week to prepare for the hearing. Not only did Attorney Newton provide me with the court hearing result I needed, he also gave me hope that the court & legal system eventually favors the good people and all this will be behind me soon. Dave's knowledge of case law and how it applied to my ongoing dispute/divorce proceedings was second to none. He was able to sort through 2 years of history very quickly and come up with a winning strategy that was direct, simple, and put the burden back on the plaintiff.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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Thanks Dave!
Dave is a good guy and a good lawyer. He's a no-nonsense, straight shooter and I expected nothing less from an ex-Marine Veteran! He did me right and I'd hire him again in a heartbeat...but hopefully I won't have to! Semper Fi.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Help!
I found myself in a very difficult situation follow getting arrested and I was in a tight spot looking for help very quickly. David was fantastic! Very helpful, fully explained everything to me, was available very quickly, and relieved a lot of the anxiety I had about my situation. If you are looking for someone who is very professional but will also make you feel at ease about your situation I would highly recommend David Newton.
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Posted by Ashford | October 14, 2021
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Making me Believe....
1st....again i thank you so much for an awesome job.... I would recommend David to anyone who needs a Defense attorney. He did an awesome job. From the first time i told him my story, he made me comfortable / there was no judgment cast by him.. He listened and told me what and how things were going to... My experience with David will always be a 10... Thanks David for being there in every aspect. I owe you way more than you think... Thanks you..thanks you.
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Posted by Shauna | August 16, 2021
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Very professional
David was very helpful with my complicated situation for child support/ joint custody order. He is very attentive with the situation and was able to support me with my case with very little hassle on my end. Not to mention was more affordable than others I looked into. Very happy with my decision to hire him.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2021
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Best money ever spent
I had a temporary restraining order filed against me that was full of lies and exaggerated statements. David listened to my concerns, guided me through the process of preparing for the hearing, then handled himself with grace, kindness, and an obviously seasoned and skilled approach at the hearing. The order was dismissed. I felt the truth came out. I am so thankful for David's expertise and approach.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2021
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AMAZING LAWYER !!!
David is a excellent lawyer! He is very professional and handles each case very carefully and will not let you down. I was lucky years ago when I almost got a DUI and he was my court appointed lawyer, and let me tell you he is a shark, he will not let you down. This time I hired him and I'm telling you he is worth every penny you spend on him. Unlike most lawyers David has always ANSWERED my calls and responded too me very fast , even if he is in court he gets right back too you. I'm assuming most people like myself panick when the court system is involved but David makes you feel comfortable and walks you right through it. Hands down, you need someone too help you win you're case it's David.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David C Newton
  • 2013 - Present
  • Supervising Assistant District Attorney South Boston
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office - South Boston Court
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office - Dorchester Division
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Richmond County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Goodwin Procter
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Goodwin Procter
  • 2007 - 2007
  • MA SJC Rule 3:03 Certified Student Attorney
  • Boston University School of Law Criminal Clinic
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Mass. Dept of Revenue
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal intern in the Gang Unit
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston, MA
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Consumer Mediator
  • State Of New York Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Non-Commissioned Officer
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1997 - 2002
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, College at Brockport
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • C.W. v. V.B.
  • Not Guilty after Jury Trial
  • C.W. v. J.P.
  • Not Guilty after Trial on all Counts
  • CW v. J.S.
  • Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal District of New Hampshire
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Newburyport Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Federal District of Massachusetts
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Boston University School of Law Black Law Student Association
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Certificate "Warrant & Warranless Search and Seizure"
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012
  • Certificate "Firearms Investigations"
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2012
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution with Honors
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • SUNY Brockport
  • 2005
  • Inductee
  • National Dean’s List
  • 2005
  • Inductee
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • 2005
  • Oustanding Senior
  • State University of New York College at Brockport CSTEP
  • 2005
  • Inductee
  • National Dean’s List
  • 2004
  • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Award
  • United Statees Marine Corps
  • 2002
  • Meritorious Mast
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1999
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1999
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Essex County Bar Association Advocates Seminiar
  • Basic Criminal Discovery Practice in the District Courts
  • 2015
  • Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Topics
  • 2013
  • Underage DWI
  • Underage Drunk Driving
  • 2011
  • Project Ready, Juvenile Court Program in NYC
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2011
  • Stone Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (52)
Given (78)
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave brings his prosecutorial experience, his compassion, and his sharp legal mind to every case he works on. Dave will work hard for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a great choice when looking for legal counsel who has the experience and judgement to help clients through very difficult situations. I was fortunate to work with David on a past case and he was open minded and fair."
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and really works with his clients to achieve results they are looking to accomplish."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Newton. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and his outstanding law firm of Reilly, Newton & Rosnov, LLP."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Newton is a great advocate that fights hard for his clients. He has earned the respect of his peers for his professionalism, hard work and class."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David as being a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He is an experienced litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable. Is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David C. Newton is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very, very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
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