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Douglas Jeffery Newborn

Personal injury Attorney at Tucson, AZ

4.9   18 reviews

Licensed for 10 years

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Doug is a former Navy Nuclear Submarine officer and Air Force JAG who worked with the Department of Defense and Department of State (the US Embassy in Kabul) while deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan to help draft the Status of Forces Agreement and Bilateral Security Agreement signed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in September 2014. Also, while Doug was deployed, he briefed a 1-Star General on developing Intelligence Law issues on a weekly basis, as well as (among other things) advising US Central Command on information releases regarding detainees and other sensitive records. 

How does this help you? Doug knows how to manage multiple areas of the law while bringing efficiency and a unique personal touch. In other words, you won’t be our only client, but our goal is to make you feel like you’re our only client. 


Doug met his wife in Tucson while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona College of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.  Doug also graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2012 where he earned the Ralph E. Long Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the College of Law in 2011, the Gonzales-Villarreal Bridge Program Award in 2012, and earned several other scholarships and awards (read below in Doug's Avvo profile for more information). 


Also, while earning his Law Degree, Doug worked for the Law School’s Veterans’ Advocacy Clinic; Chief Judge John Roll’s office in the Federal District Court in Tucson, Arizona; and Judge Eileen Hollowell’s chambers at the Bankruptcy Court in Tucson, Arizona. Doug also argued an immigration/asylum case at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, under the Law School’s Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate program. During Law School, Doug was an Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol 35, Issue 1), and worked with University of Arizona MBA students in the MBA & Law School’s Law, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program where he acted as counsel and volunteered his time at the Arizona Center for Innovation assisting current and future Entrepreneurs to develop and protect their rising enterprises. 


On the side, Doug spends as much time as he can with his wife and four children, assists Churches, Schools, and Religious Non-Profits, and is an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, a First Amendment Legal Advocacy Organization. 

Admissions: 
Supreme Court of Arizona 
Federal District of Arizona 
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/18/2022

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4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
Douglas received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Robert | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LLC Formation
My wife and I hired Mr. Doug Newborn to assist us in forming an LLC for our new real estate related business. We couldn't have asked for a better attorney to help us through this process. Doug was extremely professional, courteous and prompt with the entire process. We are both pleased to know that we have Doug's services to help us with our future business needs.
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Posted by Gary | March 7, 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Douglas Newborn was retained to help resolve a renter/tenant disagreement that had reached an impasse. Mr. Newborns brought a more-than-satisfactory resolution to the issue in less than a week, avoiding stressful confrontations and court time. He understood my issues and legal rights as a tenant, clearly explained my options with sensitivity and intelligence, and then quickly proceeded on the approved plan. I was very impressed with his expertise, proficiency and tenacity. He earned my trust, admiration and commendable recommendation.
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Response from Douglas Newborn March 9, 2016
Thank you Gary! It was a pleasure serving you and thank you for trusting me with this situation.
Posted by Tamara | August 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Trust dispute
I am very pleased to have found Doug. He is very knowledgeable in Trust laws. He has a dedicated work ethic which is difficult to find these days. I knew before the consultation was complete that he was an excellent choice. I am very satisfied with his services. Even though I reside on the East Coast he managed to maneuver around that obstacle. No one wants to have a legal dispute with family members and he was very understanding of my concerns. I quickly found myself confident in his knowledge and professionalism. Doug has excellent communication skills and was quick with replies to my questions. During what has been a difficult situation, it was comforting to know that I could trust his counsel. He was just what I was searching for in an attorney. I can’t thank him enough!
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Posted by Lisa | June 7, 2018
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Family member breached agreement
My elderly father hired Atty. Newborn to resolve a breach of a verbal agreement between himself and his son where his son took a significant amount of money not owed to him after the sale of my fathers property. Atty. Newborns assistant Isaiah researched case law due to the nature of this particular incident and along with other factors in this case helped my father *win* his case. Atty. Newborn and the office personnel were always professional. Our calls were returned if we had questions and my father was kept current about case progression. *The down side to this case, which has nothing to do with Atty. Newborn who did a fantastic job, is that my father will probably never recover his money because the COURT SYSTEM/LAWS do not protect the victim/plaintiff from defendants who liquidate assets to avoid liens or collection of payment and or disappear prior to the case being decided in court. How does a victim recover his stolen money from the unscrupulous defendant? Something to think about if pursuing a defendant in a civil case where money is involved. These laws need to be changed to protect the victims. Yes my father won which is great - but on paper only.
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Posted by Xavier and Marcela Huerta | May 21, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Tenant -landlord dispute Mr.Newborn is highly proffesional , informative and available for questions. Mr.Newborn won our case and we would highly reccomend him to anyone!Thank you Doug for your help
Posted by Roy | May 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice An No bs
I asked mr. Newborn a few questions about an auto accident that was minor but anyways I did what he suggested an a few days later I got a check from the insurance . Thank u
Posted by Rigo Hernandez | February 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
He helped me out and guided me to a better solution. Will recommend him to many. Awesome job Douglas!!
Response from Douglas Newborn February 23, 2017
Thank you Rigo. I only wish I could have done more for you.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Knowledgeable and prompt response to this situation Landlord/tenant
Posted by Hilbert | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
He makes a painful situation easy to live with thank you for your patience
Posted by Joyce | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Letter Re Resolving a Critical Issue in Purchase of a House
Mr. Newborn provided important information and support when I called him (upon referral by the PCBA LRS) regarding a bad last-minute situation in my potential purchase of a house. He confirmed my legal rights with normal layperson's terms and an understanding approach. A few days later, I hired him to send a letter ASAP to the parties concerned. He responded with unusual timeliness, and the excellent letter which clearly stated the relevant facts of the matter and my legal rights went out just a short time after our phone consultations about it. This may not always be able to be the case, but it revealed that he knew, and cared, that time is of the essence in this particular case. I don't yet know what the outcome may be! But if successful, I'm sure that Mr. Newborn's expertise and straightforward presentation deserve the credit. If unsuccessful, well, I know he wrote the best possible letter and there was just no way that the other party would comply as per the law stated to them. Of course I hope to receive good news soon, and have a successful outcome re the house purchase scheduled in just 3 days. We shall soon see. Thank you, Mr. Newborn, for being a GOOD lawyer!
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Posted by Nadine | August 23, 2016
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rating Mr. Newborn
I contacted Mr. Newborn via email asking if an estaot worth 40,000 was subject to probate. He answered my question immediately. Nadine
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Help for all
Regardless of my finances presently Mr Newborn took the time to review my semi-detailed description of a looming financial disaster and wrote back of a general plan getting from today to when I can reasonably expect to have the funds to initiate filing for bankruptcy. He also kept his door open by allowing me to send him pertinent information along the way. Mr. Newborn is interested in professional lasting results. I've met some attorneys who are interested in the quickest route to their next pay ~ Mr Newborn is not like that.
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Posted by Mario | June 6, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
Doug is an excellent attorney! Very knowledgeable and hard working. Responds very quickly to emails and phone calls. Doug will definitely fight for you and get any issue resolved. Thank you for your service
Posted by Karina | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Represented us during sale of business
Doug represented us during the sale of our business to a new owner. Doug was extremely thorough and made himself available to us at all times. He replied to emails quickly (sometimes almost immediately) and made sure we fully understood all the details of the sale process. Doug is a great attorney, an all around great person, and full of integrity! I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney!
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Posted by Mike | April 1, 2016
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Represented us in Earnest Money dispute with a Developer
Doug represented us in a dispute with a developer/builder related to refund of our earnest money deposit. We found him to be professional, efficient and a good communicator with us. The issue was resolved favorably within days at a reasonable cost for us and I firmly believe that Doug's professional/non-adversarial approach with the other party was key to that outcome. I'd highly recommend him based on our experience!
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Posted by Rhonda | March 8, 2016
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Short Sale Purchase Contract - Sellers representation
Doug went above and beyond to make himself available to us - he even answered our questions from an airport while travelling ! He not only understood and explained our rights as a seller, but was also able to confirm that the realtor we were using was not accurate in his interpretation of the short sale purchase contract contingency. Arizona is a state that contractually protects buyers more often than sellers in a short sale , so it was a welcome relief to have Doug's knowledge and expertise in a critical time. Doug showed genuine concern for our situation and it was a huge welcome relief to be able to turn to someone honest, ethical, and ready to protect our best interests in the situation. Doug's service allowed us to move forward with confidence and successfully secure a workable outcome with both the listing agent and buyers .
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Response from Douglas Newborn March 10, 2016
Thank you Rhonda! I'm glad everything worked out well with your house.
Posted by anne | August 25, 2016
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Title to my house
Mr. Newborn was a great help in helping me to get clear about what options would or would not work for me. My finances are limited so I asked about a quiet title to remove my co-owner who has continually refused to do his financial share of our commitment. He gave other options that i had not thought about so the scope of action for me was open.
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Posted by Dr. Jay | June 9, 2016
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Quick response
Mr. Newborn contacted me via NOLO press and offered concise and honest advice concerning my brother's recent passing and my concerns for his son's welfare. He appears to be well versed in Arizona law and was both sympathetic and thorough in his counsel.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Doug Newborn Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Breen, Olson, and Trenton, LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Chief, General Law, for the USAF Warfare Center at Nellis AFB,
  • United States Air Force Jag
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, District of Nevada,
  • Department Of Justice
  • 2014 - 2015
  • JAG at CENTCOM & ISAF, HQ, in Qatar and Afghanistan,
  • United States Air Force Jag
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Chief, Civil Law, at Peterson Air Force Base,
  • United States Air Force Jag
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Extern for the Hon. Eileen W. Hollowell
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Staff Attorney
  • Breen Olson & Trenton, LLP
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Extern for Chief Judge John M. Roll
  • United States District Court, Arizona
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Slutes, Sakrison, and Rogers (Insurance Defense)
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Rule 38(d) Certified Limited Practice Student
  • Veteran's Advocacy Clinic, University of Arizona
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Submarine Officer
  • United States Navy (Active Duty)
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Enlisted Nuclear Machinist Mate
  • United States Navy (Active Duty)
  • 1999 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • University of Arizona
  • Minor
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • American Express v. Mr. and Mrs. D.
  • Settled
  • Liu v. Holder (No. 09-70413)
  • Lost appeal and did not file cert.

Associations

  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Rules Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid
  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid
  • Member, Volunteer Lawyer's Program
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Military Pro Bono Project (& Operation Stand-By)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Real Estate Investors Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • Allied Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • 4Tucson
  • Business Supporter
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Car Accident Lawyers, Tucson
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Company Grade Officer of the (1st) Quarter
  • USAF Warfare Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, at Nellis AFB
  • 2015
  • Company Grade Officer of the (3d) Quarter
  • 21 Space Wing, Wing Staff Agency, at Peterson AFB
  • 2013
  • Dan B. Dobbs Torts Scholarship
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • 2012
  • Dr. James Lenoir Tax Scholarship
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • 2012
  • Gonzales-Villarreal Bridge Program Award
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • 2012
  • Ralph E. Long Memorial Award
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Performance in Oral Argument
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • 2010
  • Honorable Mention, Excellence in Brief Writing
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • 2010
  • Blackstone Fellow
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Editor, Vol 35, Issue 1 (Summer 2011)
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Initial Hiring Brief for Government Employees
  • Civilian Government Ethics
  • 2015
  • For USAF Special Forces Students
  • Rules of Engagement and Law of Armed Conflict
  • 2015
  • Initial Hiring Brief for Government Employees
  • Civilian Government Ethics
  • 2014
  • For USAF Special Forces Students
  • Rules of Engagement and Law of Armed Conflict
  • 2014
  • Initial Hiring Brief for Government Employees
  • Civilian Government Ethics
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (23)
Probate Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure to work with Mr. Newborn on a complicated probate matter that required an ancillary probate proceeding to be filed in Seattle. I found his work to be exceptionally good. He and his office are clearly on the ball and are a very professional law firm."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is a thoughtful and caring attorney who is well respected within the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a dedicated and highly intelligent attorney. You can trust that he will do every thing he can to assist you in your legal matter and achieve the best result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Friend
"I served with Doug in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, during which time Doug proved himself to be a self-motivated leader among other highly qualified attorneys. His advocacy skills are second to none. Doug earned my friendship and trust, however, due to his amiable and sincere personality, and his uncompromising integrity. You will receive top rate, personable service from Doug, of that I have no doubt."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug did an excellent job representing his client in a difficult situation. He maintained a high level of professionalism throughout a case in which we were opposed. I think clients will be well served by him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Douglas for about 3 years, both as a legal colleague and a friend. I can certainly speak to his legal competency and comfort in a courtroom setting, but more importantly I have come to respect him most for his integrity in all things. A client can count on an honest dialogue with a genuine person, who can then back it up with expertise."
Military law Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug is a tenacious attorney that will work hard to get you great results. I litigated a military trial against Doug and nothing came easy for me. He has great enthusiasm for the law and has earned my respect."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug has a lot of passion for his work and his clients. Having known him since law school, I have seen how he dedicates himself to his clients and causes that he believes in. I am excited that he has returned to work at our firm again. The wealth of experience that he earned while serving as a JAG attorney will benefit his clients and colleagues."
Military law Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug recently joined our firm after serving our country as a naval submarine officer and as an attorney for the Department of Justice and US Air Force Jag. I have been impressed by his initiative to advance his career. He is hungry to learn and has a solid eye for detail, something you just have to have as an attorney. I look forward to continuing to work with Doug as he builds his diverse practice here in Tucson."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is thoughtful, imaginative, precise and persistent, characteristics that you want in an attorney addressing your issues."
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