James Newman

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Jamie Newman
James P. (“Jamie”) Newman, Jr., Founding Member


University of South Carolina, B.S., 1980
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983


South Carolina Bar
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


Richland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Education Association

About Jamie

As one of the founding members of Howser, Newman, & Besley, Jamie Newman has contributed to the vision of the firm since its inception. He focuses his practice on general civil defense and workers’ compensation. Before joining private practice, Jamie was an Assistant Solicitor with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s office from 1983 to 1988.

With a mission to provide the most efficient and highest quality legal representation to its clients, Jamie and the founding members established a firm with a reputation for success and treating all parties involved in a case with respect. Jamie has an AV peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethics and ability within the legal industry.

With many years of legal experience under his belt, Jamie knows that it’s more important to tell clients what they need to hear than what they want to hear. As a straight shooter who doesn’t sugar coat the reality of his clients’ legal matters, that philosophy has led to regular legal success. While Jamie sees the practice of law becoming more of a business these days, he prefers working with and helping clients solve their legal issues. Jamie believes that while there will always be changes in the industry over time, the one thing will that will always remain the same is that an attorney’s reputation is everything.

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