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Cynthia Furrer Newton

Medical malpractice Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   10 reviews

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Being injured as a result of another's negligence is often a devastating experience.  If this happens to you or a loved one, you need help from someone who understands the insurance claims and legal system.  

I have been representing individuals and families in injury and wrongful death cases for over 30 years.  I have extensive experience in medical negligence, bicycle, pedestrian, truck and car collisions, workplace and construction accidents and premises liability actions.  Together with our experienced and professional staff, I provide the highest level of representation by conducting a complete investigation, preserving and developing compelling evidence and obtaining detailed medical information to prove the injuries and damages suffered.  My trial results are solid--a product of this pretrial work and focussed, dynamic and compelling trial presentations and arguments.   

Claims and litigation are confusing and stressful for most people. I provide my clients with a full understanding of the process and how they fit into it, always accessible and willing to answer their questions and addressing their concerns. 

 

Licensed for 35 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/09/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/12/2022

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Cynthia Furrer Newton
820 SW Second Ave #200
Portland, OR, 97204
Cynthia Furrer Newton
820 SW 2nd Ave Ste 200
Portland, OR, 97204
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Posted by Terrence | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Cynthia Newton and her team
Being hit by a car while cycling was a traumatic experience. Facing the complexity of the medical system and insurance companies while recovering was not a prospect I wanted to face alone. Fortunately, the law firm Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost was recommended to me and Cynthia Newton agreed to represent me. Her team is outstanding. While it took months to resolve my claim, they were professional, extremely competent, communicative and caring. They are expert with cycling cases.. The positive outcome in my case was due primarily to the knowledge and diligent work of Cynthia Newton and her team. They come highly recommended for good reason.
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Posted by Melissa | June 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mrs. Newton and Mr. Coon
My father had a horrible accident that almost ended his life. I was stuck in a world that was unknown to me. How do I deal with insurance companies? Hospitals? Interpreting Medical Charts? I googled a few attorneys and the one that stood out to me was Mr. Coon. Mr. Coon has led an admirable career and has helped people like you and me his whole life. I contacted Mr. Coon's office and spoke to a nice lady who scheduled a meeting. After meeting with Mr. Coon he decided to take my father's case. It ended up being one of the best decisions I have ever made. What is remarkable about the Thomas Coon Newton & Frost team is that they each specialize in their own field. Mr. Coon leveraged the expertise of Mrs. Newton (Who is a remarkably kind, and a killer negotiator.) She made the world of difference within my father's case. Mr. Coon and Mrs. Newton were the light at the end of the tunnel for my family. This law firm puts their heart and soul regarding the individuals they represent. Mr. Coon and Mrs. Newton got justice for my family. My mother, father and I will forever be grateful for them. Thank you Mr. Coon and Mrs. Newton for representing our family. If I could give you 100 stars I would. Sincerely, -The Work Family
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Posted by Polly | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely competent and caring!
We hired Cynthia and her team to represent my husband after a bicycle/car accident where he needed 3 surgeries and was off work for 9+ months. They answered questions we didn't know we had! Amazing group of professionals. Highly recommend!
Posted by Samuel | December 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Ideal Person Injury Experience
Simply put, my experience working with Cynthia could not have been better. She worked on my behalf as a relentless advocate and expert communicator. She's someone you want in your corner. Throughout my time working with her, she was clear and timely with her communications, and ALWAYS took the time to receive my input and answer questions (I had many). In the end, I've no doubt in my mind that she did everything she could to represent me to the fullest. I'm so appreciative of her efforts and would look to her again should I ever need representation.
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Posted by Kelsy | March 31, 2016
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the absolute best
Cynthia and her team took so much time to make me feel like an empowered person after my accident. I must say it was a pleasure to work with her. I wasn't sure how I was going to come back from being hit by a car, but I now feel like I can get back to living my life as an empowered woman. I can't thank them enough.
Posted by Shari | July 29, 2015
Highly Recommend Cynthia Newton and Her Team
Cynthia Newton represented me in a personal claim injury. As a pedestrian in a crosswalk in downtown Portland, a car hit me as I was leaving work. An ambulance took me to a Portland hospital. I was unable to walk for almost 4 months due to an ankle fracture and nerve damage. The insurance company of the driver that hit me tried to play hardball and blame it on me – despite the fact their driver was at fault. They harassed me with phone calls and letters. (His insurance company is a well-known, nationwide company that can be quite aggressive to fight.) At first I tried to deal with them in good faith on my own. When they would not admit fault and insisted their driver was not at fault (despite the fact he hit me in a crosswalk) - I decided I had enough and needed an attorney to help me. I was trying to heal from my injury and couldn’t deal with their aggressive behavior and the stress it was causing me on top of it. I found Cynthia Newton through a referral. I have not been involved in an injury case like this before and had no experience working with an attorney. If you find yourself in a situation like this, trust me, it is in your best interest to work with an attorney like Cynthia. Cynthia and her team were instrumental in helping me win a settlement. She is a skilled negotiator - very smart and experienced. She negotiated with both his insurance company and mine. I did not need to deal directly with either. Cynthia did. (As it turned out, the driver that hit me was underinsured so Cynthia needed to negotiate with my insurance company as well.) In a situation like this – you are best served working with a skilled negotiator liked Cynthia. My insurance premiums did not go up – which was important to me. Cynthia has an excellent legal assistant that documented all of the medical expenses I incurred (i.e. medical procedures like MRI), doctor visits and physical therapy. Needless to say, this entailed lots of paperwork and PIP, medical providers, and insurance companies correspondence.) She was on top of every detail. This is important because before settling you want to ensure that all of your expenses have been considered in the settlement. If not, you may be liable for medical expenses after settlement. Cynthia and her very competent legal staff always kept in close personal contact with me throughout the process of achieving a settlement that I felt was reasonable and fair. The case was settled to my satisfaction before trial due to Cynthia’s expertise and excellent team.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2015
Highly Recommend Cynthia Newton and Her Team
Cynthia Newton represented me in a personal claim injury. As a pedestrian in a crosswalk in downtown Portland, a car hit me as I was leaving work. An ambulance took me to a Portland hospital. I was unable to walk for almost 4 months due to an ankle fracture and nerve damage. The insurance company of the driver that hit me tried to play hardball and blame it on me – despite the fact their driver was at fault. They harassed me with phone calls and letters. (His insurance company is a well-known, nationwide company that can be quite aggressive to fight.) At first I tried to deal with them in good faith on my own. When they would not admit fault and insisted their driver was not at fault (despite the fact he hit me in a crosswalk) - I decided I had enough and needed an attorney to help me. I was trying to heal from my injury and couldn’t deal with their aggressive behavior and the stress it was causing me on top of it. I found Cynthia Newton through a referral. I have not been involved in an injury case like this before and had no experience working with an attorney. If you find yourself in a situation like this, trust me, it is in your best interest to work with an attorney like Cynthia. Cynthia and her team were instrumental in helping me win a settlement. She is a skilled negotiator - very smart and experienced. She negotiated with both his insurance company and mine. I did not need to deal directly with either. Cynthia did. (As it turned out, the driver that hit me was underinsured so Cynthia needed to negotiate with my insurance company as well.) In a situation like this – you are best served working with a skilled negotiator liked Cynthia. My insurance premiums did not go up – which was important to me. Cynthia has an excellent legal assistant that documented all of the medical expenses I incurred (i.e. medical procedures like MRI), doctor visits and physical therapy. Needless to say, this entailed lots of paperwork and PIP, medical providers, and insurance companies correspondence.) She was on top of every detail. This is important because before settling you want to ensure that all of your expenses have been considered in the settlement. If not, you may be liable for medical expenses after settlement. Cynthia and her very competent legal staff always kept in close personal contact with me throughout the process of achieving a settlement that I felt was reasonable and fair. The case was settled to my satisfaction before trial due to Cynthia’s expertise and excellent team.
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Posted by Bruce | May 7, 2015
A great attorney at a firm that is dedicated to helping cyclists
I recommend picking Cynthia Newton to represent you, as she is a highly competent attorney, who is thorough, honest, experienced and easy to communicate with. I hired Cynthia Newton as a result of the great reputation that her firm, Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton, has in Portland, OR. I could not have had a better experience with resolving the claim I had, due to my injury by a motorist while cycling. Cynthia and her competent legal staff always kept in close personal contact throughout the process of achieving a settlement that was reasonable and fair. Cynthia diligently pursued all aspects of my claim, interviewing doctors and others to achieve a firm basis for the case that achieved a full settlement without ever entering a courtroom.
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Posted by Thomas | May 5, 2015
Professional, thorough and thoughtful--an overall wonderful experience
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing legal counsel for an insurance settlement case, take the time to consider Cynthia during your search. I was involved in a bike/car accident and was represented by Cynthia. Her experience, confidence and approachable personality made her distinct from her peers during my search for legal representation. I had an extensive recovery after my bike accident which eclipsed my life and required my full focus - having Cynthia represent me allowed me to do just that. Furthermore she is flanked by a superb staff whom are affable and highly skilled. The outcome of the case was as Cynthia predicted, which was due to her stern and learned approach. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by MacPrichard | March 13, 2015
An Experienced, Skillful Negotiator Who Provided Excellent Service
Cynthia Newtown helped me with a personal injury claim after I was struck by a motorist while cycling near my home in Portland, Oregon. I hired Cynthia after I interviewed four other lawyers and I was very satisfied with her work. I chose Cynthia because of her experience with cases like mine and knowledge of how insurers settle these claims. She did an excellent job in our first appointment in managing my expectations for a reasonable claim, explaining what I needed to do, and helping me understand the time involved. Cynthia also has an excellent legal assistant who handled the hundreds of pages of paperwork I received from insurers and doctors with good cheer and great efficiency. I was very satisfied with how Cynthia represented me and with the settlement I received. I recommend her highly and without hesitation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thomas Coon Newton & Frost
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Swanson, Thomas & Coon
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger
  • 1990 - 2000
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Washington State University
  • BA
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Rickson v. Golden State Foods
  • $700,000 settlement
  • Patient v. Emergency Room
  • Confidential 7-figure settlement
  • Cyclist v. Driver
  • Policy limits settlement
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Associations

  • Multnomah Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Multnomah Bar Foundation
  • Judicial Screening Committee
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Litigation Advocacy Jurisprudence Award
  • Hastings College of the Law
  • 1983

Publications

  • Trial Practice: It's All About Persuasion: Course Materials
  • Jury Instructions as Structural Foundation for a Winning Presentation
  • 2015
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook
  • The Complaint
  • 2015
  • State Bar CLE Books
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instructions--2011 Supplement
  • 2011
  • State Bar CLE Books
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instructions--2010 Supplement
  • 2010
  • State Bar CLE Books
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instructions-2009 Supplement
  • 2009
  • State Bar CLE Books
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instructions-2008 Supplement
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Practice: It's All About Persuasion
  • Jury Instructions as Structural Foundation for A Winning Presentation
  • 2015
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Fighting Back Smart: 10 Tips on Dealing with Street Harassment
  • 2015
  • Legal Staff Spring Half Day CLE
  • In the Trenches at Trial: Trial Readiness 101
  • 2015
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Oregon's Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws
  • 2014
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • Taking it to the Streets: How to Use Your Experts to Conduct a Site Study to Learn the Truth and Prove Your Case
  • 2014
  • Oregon Mediation: Adverse Healthcare Incident Mediation Training
  • Mediating Medical Negligence Cases
  • 2014
  • Monthly PGE Training
  • The PDX Cyclist's Commute: What Every Cyclist--Novice and Veteran Alike--Should know
  • 2014
  • COMTO Quarterly Educational Training
  • The PDX Bicyclist's Commute
  • 2014
  • BTA Webinar
  • Bike Commute Workshop
  • 2014
  • Bulk Marketing Safety Meeting
  • Bicycle Law
  • 2014
  • Oregon Mediation Association
  • Mediating Adverse Medical Events: A Litigator's Perspective: 10 Helpful Things Effective Mediators Do
  • 2014
  • Oregon Mediation Association
  • A Litigator's Perspective: 10 Helpful Things Effective Mediators Do
  • 2014
  • Daimler Bicycle Clinic
  • Bicycle Law
  • 2013
  • BTA Bike Clinic
  • Oregon Bicycle Law
  • 2013
  • BTA Clinic
  • Oregon Bicycle Law
  • 2013
  • Debutante Monthly Meeting
  • Empowering the Debutante Cyclist
  • 2013
  • Ride Like a Girl Training Session
  • Rules of the Road When Out and About Town
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cynthia is a passionate advocate for her clients. She cares deeply for her clients as individuals, and does not let the challenge of legal proceedings stand in the way of genuine, personal connections. As she doggedly fights for the rights of injured people, she puts in the hard work necessary to win difficult cases in Oregon, Washington, and California."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia is an excellent attorney and a wealth of information. I refer medical malpractice cases to her without hesitation and consult with her on a variety of injury cases because I trust her judgment. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cynthia brings to every potential case not only her superb command of the law but also her compassion and integrity. She honestly assesses a case and shares her evaluation. For those clients fortunate enough to have her take their case, her skills in the courtroom and her knowledge of the medical world are a potent combination."
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Portland Medical malpractice Lawyer Cynthia Furrer Newton
Cynthia Furrer Newton
Medical malpractice Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 35 years