Newman, who has been involved in many high-profile and influential cases during his 50 years of legal practice, was honored for outstanding service to the legal profession, the legal system, and the local community. “Charlie Newman personifies the William Leech Public Service Award,” said TBA YLD Fellows Treasurer Bill Haltom, who nominated Newman for the award and lunches with him often at Newman’s regular table at the Little Tea Shop in Memphis. “He is a great civil rights lawyer, conservationist, and visionary who has both witnessed and made history.”

Read more about Newman and the award here.