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Darth M. Newman

Litigation Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   7 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 5 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 15 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Darth

Learn Darth’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Arbitration
    25%
    A Pittsburgh area litigation boutique providing practical and honest representation to whistleblowers and commercial litigation clients. Preserve your rights and maximize your impact.

    16 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    A Pittsburgh area litigation boutique providing practical and honest representation to whistleblowers and commercial litigation clients. Preserve your rights and maximize your impact.

    16 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    A Pittsburgh area litigation boutique providing practical and honest representation to whistleblowers and commercial litigation clients. Preserve your rights and maximize your impact.

    16 years

  4. Mediation
    25%
    Certified mediator experienced with both facilitative and evaluative settlement and mediation processes.

A PITTSBURGH AREA LITIGATION BOUTIQUE PROVIDING PRACTICAL AND HONEST REPRESENTATION TO WHISTLEBLOWERS AND COMPLEX LITIGATION CLIENTS. PRESERVE YOUR RIGHTS AND MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT.

Darth is a skilled trial attorney with more than a decade of litigation experience in complex commercial and plaintiff’s side whistleblower cases. He has tried shareholder disputes, fraud, insider dealing, and fiduciary duty matters worth millions of dollars. He has also represented whistleblowers from across the country helping to shed light on all manner of fraud against the government from dangerous healthcare systems, devices, and doctors to government contracting and loan fraud.

Darth's trial experience includes a federal jury trial, a Delaware Chancery Court trial, and a range of other state court trials and arbitrations. He has briefed and argued motions and appeals in various federal and state courts and helped secure an en banc Federal Circuit decision striking down a portion of the Lanham Act as unconstitutional; that decision was later unanimously affirmed by the United States Supreme Court. Examples of written decisions he has obtained appear below. Darth is also a skilled negotiator with a lengthy record of resolving otherwise intractable disputes short of trial.

An active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Darth is a past Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee and an elected Officer of the Federal Court Section. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Ethics Committee. Nationally, he is a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud, a public interest non-profit organization dedicated to fighting fraud against the government. Darth was a soccer referee long before he was a lawyer. He has officiated around the country, is still a referee and referee coach/mentor, and now serves as the Western Pennsylvania State Youth Referee Administrator and an ex-officio member of the Pennsylvania West Soccer Association Youth Board.

Before opening his own firm, Darth worked at national and regional firms and helped start two litigation boutiques.

 

  • In re Tam, 808 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2015), as corrected (Feb. 11, 2016) (en banc), aff'd sub nom. Matal v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 1744 (2017).
  • Jo A. Yochum v. FJW Inv., Inc., 715 F. App'x 174 (3d Cir. 2017).
  • Ross Holding & Mgmt. Co. v. Advance Realty Grp., LLC, No. . 4113-VCN, 2014 WL 4374261 (Del. Ch. Sept. 4, 2014).

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

Location

Law Offices of Darth M. Newman LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Marvin | November 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detail oriented, thoughtful, and clear communicator
I had Darth review an employment contract I needed to sign. I thought I understood the majority of the contract, but Darth annotated sections he called out as unclear and potential risk areas for me. He then took the time to review the document and annotations with me to ensure that I understood everything. Darth also provided me with his recommendations of how to proceed. He was supportive and clear throughout the process. I felt he had my best interests at heart and wanted me to have the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Timothy | November 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Help
I worked with Mr. Newman recently and it was a great experience. Efficient, thorough, and very helpful. The pricing was fair and payment convenient. I could tell that Mr. Newman wanted to help and was invested in a good outcome. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Posted by Andrew | October 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, great job!
Darth did a great job for me and my business. Consulted with me on a baseless but still upsetting potential lawsuit from a previous client and then helped tighten up our contracts to minimize future conflicts with clients. He is easy to work with, super smart and fast. I will definitely turn to him again when I need legal advice and support.
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Posted by Norman | August 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent IP Protection Advice
I had a dispute with a former employer over ownership of some IP I had creeated while working for them. Mr. Newman provided clear, honest, and invaluable advice during the process, figuring out exactly what rights I needed to ask for and helping me to set my expectations appropriately. In the end we were able to secure the most important rights on a timetable that worked for me. Following this, he assisted in negotiations with my new employer to ensure that I could carve out protected space for future side and personal projects to avoid a repeat experience like this. Mr. Newman seemed to care personally about my case and did an excellent job walking me through my options and made sure I understood what we were doing. I would be thrilled to work with him again in the future!
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Posted by Jason | August 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
quality legal advice
Working with Mr. Newman was a very positive experience. There are few matters where I have needed legal assistance but I have looked for legal professionals who are both personable and knowledgeable. Mr. Newman was exemplary in both respects. He was very responsive to emails and accommodating in scheduling in-person meetings. I had a contract dispute. He clearly explained the process and patiently answered my questions. With his strong negotiating skills we were able to successfully resolve the issue in a timely fashion, without needing to file a law suit. Compared to other lawyers I have hired, I felt that I got value from hiring him. He was very transparent about billing. I would absolutely hire Mr. Newman again.
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Posted by David | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly smart and pragmatic
Mr. Newman worked me with to resolve a very contentious contract breach. Not only did he exhibit an exceptional understanding of the of the law, he was adept at navigating the negotiations and advising us on the real world practicalities of our options. In short, his advice and work were top notch.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and responsive
Darth Newman worked with me on a contract review/negotiation. He was professional and respectful of my time and priorities. Very happy!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Darth M. Newman LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • Pollock Cohen LLP
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Senior Attorney
  • Jones Gregg Creehand & Gerace, LLP
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Senior Counsel
  • Martin Law Firm LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Archer & Greiner, PC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
  • 2008 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD
  • 2008
  • University of Michigan
  • BA
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Tam, 808 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2015).
  • Federal Circuit struck down Section 2(a) of Lanham Act as unconstitutional - decision unanimously affirmed by the United States Supreme Court
  • Jo A. Yochum v. FJW Inv., Inc., 715 F. App'x 174 (3d Cir. 2017).
  • Third Circuit affirmed trial court win.
  • Ross Holding & Mgmt. Co. v. Advance Realty Grp., LLC, No. CIV.A. 4113-VCN, 2014 WL 4374261 (Del. Ch. Sept. 4, 2014).
  • Won entire fairness case for minority unitholders in real estate investment LLC

Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Section
  • Council
  • 2020 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Darth
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darth Newman is an experienced qui tam/whistleblower attorney, whom I fully endorse."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darth is the smart and conscientious lawyer you need to successfully pursue wrongful termination and whistleblower claims. He has detailed knowledge of this complex area of law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Employment and labor

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Pittsburgh Litigation Lawyer Darth M. Newman
Darth M. Newman
Litigation Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available