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130 North Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Tel: (901) 524-5103
Fax: (901) 524-5024
Email: cnewman@bpjlaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial and Business Litigation
Environmental Law
Government Relations and Municipal Law
Insurance Litigation and Coverage
Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media Law
Charitable, Education and Not-for-Profit Organizations

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
• Tennessee, 1964
• U. S. Supreme Court, 1981

BAR ASSOCIATIONS
• Memphis Bar Association
• Tennessee Bar Association (Section on Litigation)
• American Bar Association (Section on Litigation)

Charles F. Newman

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Charles Newman joined the firm in 1965 and has been a member since 1966. He has practiced in virtually every area of commercial litigation, handling a wide variety of corporate, insurance, products liability, environmental, technological, intellectual property, trademark, copyright, college and university, hospital, municipal, employment, and other matters. Following law school, he served as judicial clerk to the Honerable Bailey Brown, former judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and later on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a former President of the Memphis Bar Association. Mr. Newman has been listed for 25 years in Best Lawyers® in America in the areas of Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation - Environmental and Litigation - First Amendment. He is a frequent speaker on numerous subjects, including his involvement as one of the attorneys representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just before his death in 1968 and representing the plaintiffs in the landmark case blocking the construction of Interstate 40 through Overton Park in the 1970's and 1980's. 

EDUCATION
• Yale College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1959); Phi Beta Kappa
• Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat, Bonn, Germany (1960)
• Yale Law School (LL.B./J.D., 1963)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
• Recipient, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter Pillar of Excellence Award (2014)
• Listed in Best Lawyers® in America (Woodward/White) in the areas of Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation - Environmental and Litigation - First Amendment for 25 years (1991-2015)
• Listed in Best Lawyers in Tennessee (Business Tennessee Magazine)
• Named Best Lawyers® in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Appellate Practice in the Memphis area (2011, 2012, and 2013)
• Named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation
• President, Memphis Bar Association (1996)
• Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis School of Law (1976)
• Chair, Rhodes College President’s Council (1994-1995)
• Associate Examiner, Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (1983-1984)
• Commissioner, Memphis Landmarks Commission (1983-1987)
• Recipient, Distinguished Service Medal from Rhodes College (1990)
• Former Member of Board of Directors/Trustees: Memphis Bar Association; National Civil Rights Museum Foundation; Memphis College of Art; LeMoyne-Owen College; Memphis Public Library Foundation; Memphis Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA); Memphis Rotary Club; Tennessee Nature Conservancy; Tennessee Conservation League; Environmental Law Institute; Environmental Action Fund; and Wolf River Conservancy.
• Former Member: Executive Committee, Yale Law School Association and Class Council, Class of ’59, Yale College
• Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court (1997)
• Judicial Clerk to U.S. District Judge Bailey Brown (1963-1964)
• Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Memphis Bar Foundation
• Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
• Member, Rotary Club of Memphis; Yale Club of Memphis (former President); and Memphis Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1990-1996; Executive Committee, 1989-1992; Secretary, 1992; Treasurer, 1993; Vice President, 1994-1995; President, 1996).
• Frequent speaker on numerous subjects, including his involvement as one of the attorneys representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just before his death in 1968 and representing the plaintiffs in the landmark case blocking the construction of Interstate 40 through Overton Park in the 1970's and 1980's
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