Contact and Bio Info
Felton T. Newell is an experienced trial attorney who provides sophisticated legal counsel to corporate and individual clients. In his nearly 20 years of practice, Mr. Newell has successfully represented his clients in a range of litigation, transactional, employment, criminal and family law matters. He currently serves as a principal of The Newell Law Firm and President of the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, the oldest and largest Black bar association in the Western United States.
After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998, Mr. Newell litigated for eight years at several international law firms, including Morrison & Foerster and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. In corporate practice, Mr. Newell represented Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals in a range of litigation disputes. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Newell honed his oral advocacy skills in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, where he first- chaired more than 30 criminal trials to a jury verdict, including cases involving domestic violence, gun possession and criminal assault, and handled hundreds of other criminal matters. During his time in the City Attorney’s office, Mr. Newell also filed and managed civil lawsuits against corporations engaged in fraud and other unlawful conduct against California consumers as well as nuisance property owners.
Mr. Newell founded The Newell Law Firm in 2015 to provide smart, experienced and client-centered legal advocacy to small businesses and individuals. The Firm has handled litigation, transactional, employment and family law matters, and has represented clients in state, federal and appellate courts.
After graduating from Georgetown University in 1993, Mr. Newell began his professional career as a legislative staff assistant in President Bill Clinton’s White House. Mr. Newell then attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he had the privilege of being taught by President Barack Obama in two courses. At the University of Chicago, Mr. Newell won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy, was a staff member for the Legal Forum law journal and represented victims of workplace mistreatment in the Employment Discrimination Project.
Mr. Newell lives in Windsor Hills, California with his wife and three children.