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Felton T. Newell

Felton Newell is an esteemed trial attorney who provides sophisticated legal counsel to corporate and individual clients. In his nearly 25 years of practice, Mr. Newell has successfully represented clients in complex business litigation, entertainment litigation and employment litigation matters. He has represented Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs, and high net-worth individuals in every phase of litigation including trial. Prior to Newell Law Group, Mr. Newell served as Partner at Sanders Roberts LLP, and spent time at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Glaser Weil

Mr. Newell spent six years honing his trial skills in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, where he first-chaired more than 30 criminal trials to a jury verdict. In private practice, he has first or second-chaired more than 15 bench and jury trials in state and federal court.

Mr. Newell has represented employers in numerous employment matters involving race, gender, age, and disability discrimination claims as well as claims related to the classification of individuals as independent contractors. He has advised employers prior to litigation, drafted, and argued successful motions for summary judgment and successfully represented employers in jury and bench trials.


Additionally, Mr. Newell has represented entities and individuals, including production companies and streaming services in various entertainment disputes involving breach of contract, trademark disputes and licensing agreements and has represented clients in a range of general business litigation disputes including causes of action related to contract disputes, real estate disputes, environmental disputes, and defamation claims
Mr. Newell began his professional career as a legislative staff assistant in President Bill Clinton’s White House. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he had President Barack Obama as a law professor. In law school, Mr. Newell was awarded the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy, and was selected by his peers in 2022 and 2023 for inclusion in Super Lawyers, a distinction that no more than 5% of Southern California attorneys are selected for each year.

Mr. Newell is licensed to practice in California.

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