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Ernesto Carlos Gapasin Jr.

also known as Newsom & Gapasin, LLC

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  1. Military Law: 100%
    1 thousand cases



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  • Timothy James Bilecki

    Truly phenomenal trial attorney. I have known and tried cases with Ernesto for nearly five years and can say without hesitation that he is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I have ever seen. He thoroughly investigates his cases, uses advanced strategy and litigates to win. Gapasin's trial record speaks for itself. If you are facing serious court martial charges, Gapasin can level the playing field.


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  • Ryan Stuart Coward

    Ernesto is a fantastic courtroom savvy litigator. I was opposing counsel on a case against Ernesto in Korea and he proved to be a superb advocate for his client. With years of experience representing service members, Ernesto is certainly one of the best. I give him my highest endorsement.


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Newsom & Gapasin, LLC

1736 E. Sunshine St.
Suite 212
Springfield, MO, 65804


MOGood Standing, Active200401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2012
Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf ClustersU.S. Army2010
Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign StarU.S. Army2007
Tower of Strength AwardState Bar of Nevada2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNewsom & Gapasin2012 - Present
Judge Advocate GeneralUnited States Army, J.A.G. Corps2005 - 2012
AssociateLewis & Shreve2002 - 2004
AssociateRawlings, Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux1999 - 2001
Summer AssociateRawlings, Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux1998 - 1998
Clerk InternEighth Circuit Federal District Court1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Missouri State Bar, Military Law CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Missouri State BarMember2004 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitMember2001 - Present
Nevada State BarMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the District of NevadaMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. E-7Not Guilty to all charges and their specifications.
U.S. vs. O-2Not guilty to rape.
U.S. v. E-3Dismissed without prejudice.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Communique (Clark County Bar)The Changing Supreme Court2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawCommission2005
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Notre DameHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Offsite Training, Springfield, MissouriEthics for the Military Law Office2012
Annual CONUS Trial Defense Service Conference, Tampa, FloridaCross-Examination in Sexual Assault Cases2011
USATDS Pacific Rim Regional Conference, Seoul, South KoreaInnocence Lost: Cross-Examining Child Victims2010
USATDS, Pacific Rim Regional Conference, Dongducheon, South KoreaThe Art of Taking Depositions2009