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  1. Defective Products: 75%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    12 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    12 years



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Newsome Melton

201 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL, 32801

Newsome Melton

201 S. Orange Ave
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL, 32801



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/11/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200106/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super Lawyers Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyer2014
Florida Super Lawyer Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyer2013
Mickey Smiley AwardFlorida Justice Association2012
Florida Super Lawyer Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Florida Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2011
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Super LayerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNewsome Melton2014 - Present
AttorneyColling Gilbert Wright & Carter2013 - Present
PartnerDidier Law Firm, P.A.2008 - 2013
AssociateNewsome Law Firm, P.A.2004 - 2008
AssociateMcEwan, Martinez & Dukes, P.A.2002 - 2004
AssociateGrower, Ketcham, More', Rutherford, Noecker, Bronson & Eide, P.A.2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic Bar Association of Central FloridaMember2011 - Present
Central Florida Trial LawyersMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2004 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Florida BarMember2001 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationBoard of Directors, Young Lawyer's Section2006 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
FJA JournelGolf Cart or Low Speed Vehicle2007
FJA JournalChild Safety Seats2007
FJA JournalAutomobile Black Boxes: The Electronic Witness2007
Products Liability UpdateVioxx- When is it a Prescription for Litigation2004
AFTL JournalVioxx- Next Big Mass Tort2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence with Honors2000
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
University of FloridaPublic RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal's Role in Products Liability CaseFlorida Justice Association2008
Guest Lecturer at Barry University School of LawAn Overview of Crashworthiness Litigation in Florida2007
Guest Lecturer at Barry University School of LawCrashworthiness: Enhanced Injury Litigation, No Longer the Nut Behind the Wheel2006