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Jocelyn Newman joined Richardson Plowden in
2007 as an associate in the Columbia office. She focuses her practice
in general litigation.

Ms. Newman graduated from the University of South
Carolina in Columbia, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in
Mathematics in 1999, making the Dean’s List. She earned her Juris
Doctor from Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., in 2004,
where she was a Merit Scholar.

Prior to joining Richardson Plowden, Ms. Newman was an
assistant solicitor in the Fifth Judicial Circuit solicitor’s office,
in Columbia, SC. Prior to that, she served as a judicial law clerk to
The Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., of the South Carolina Circuit
Court in Columbia. Additionally, Ms. Newman completed legal internships
with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation
Litigation and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights, and a
judicial internship with The Honorable Reggie B. Walton, U.S. District
Court, all of which took place in Washington, D.C.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 99%
  2. Criminal Defense: 1%

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Post Office Drawer 7788
Columbia, SC, 29202


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRichardson Plowden & Robinson, PA2007 - Present
Assistant SolicitorFifth Circuit Solicitor's Office2005 - 2007
Law Clerk to the Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr.South Carolina Judicial Department2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina BarN/AN/A
Richland County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Defense Line (SCDTAA)Judicial Profile of the Honorable Clifton Newman2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of South Carolina, ColumbiaMathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science1999