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U.S. Supreme Court
Florida State Courts
Florida Federal Courts
District of Michigan 
 District of Colorado 
High Court of Kenya

Special Federal Court Admissions: 

 W.D. Oklahoma
New Mexico  
S.D. New York 
S.D. California 


Certified Mediator
Law Enforcement Officer
JSO Sheriffs Aviation Unit
Angel Flight  

Commercial Pilot
Single & Multi-Engine
Instrument Airplanes,
Helicopter Rated 


:Airborne Law Enforcement Assn  Safety, Orlando (2013) and Phoenix (2014)


American Bar Association
Aviation, New York (2013)
Washington (2016)


Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.
Federal Tort Claims
(2013) Whistler, BC   


(2017) Boston

Adjunct Law Professor:


 Florida Coastal School of Law

 Embry Riddle

















2021 by
Barry E. Newman






























































































































































































2021 by
Barry E. Newman


My Background

All lawyers have very similar backgrounds. We all graduated law school and passed the bar exam. While my bio follows, I urge you to focus on my results and my clients'  reviews of my service.  

  Board certification.

Since 2007, I have maintained Board Certification in the discipline of Aviation Law. Less than 50 of Florida's 100,000 lawyers have earned this distinction.



U.S. Supreme Court
First DCA
Florida Circuit Courts
Florida Federal Courts
District of Michigan
District of Colorado
High Court of Kenya


Special Admissions.

W.D. Oklahoma
District of Arizona
District of Delaware
District of Connecticut
District of Minnesota
District of Kansas
District of New Mexico
S.D. New York
S.D. California



Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D. with Honors. Inaugural class, Law Review (1999).


University of South Carolina, B.A. Photojournalism (1984).


Florida Junior College, Law Enforcement Certificate (1989).


Gemological Institute of America,  Graduate Degree in Gemology, Santa Monica, CA (1982). 



Peer Reviewed.


Since 2007, I have earned a Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis-Nexis, The most respected attorney rating service in the United States.




10/10 peer  rating by AVVO, which is based on public reviews. 



Named a Super Lawyer by a major publisher in the industry, which reflects a high degree of peer recognition.


Award Winning Advocate.

Named "Litigator of the Month" by Attorney at Law magazine in 2018.


Previously certified as a Florida Circuit Court Mediator.  Though I no longer mediate, the experience provided invaluable negotiating skills.






Regular presenter for the legal
and Airborne Law Enforcement communities.








Adjunct law professor, Florida Coastal School of Law. Teaching civil litigation courses. (2006-2016).


Adjunct law professor of Aviation Law, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (2006).



Commercial Pilot.

36-year FAA commercial pilot with Helicopter rating, Instrument rating, Multi-engine & Single-engine land airplanes. 




Former member of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit, serving in Patrol, Aviation & Vice.







I was a staff photojournalist for The Florida Times Union, The State Newspaper in Columbia SC and part-time for AP & UPI. My portfolio




I was a bench jeweler and GIA Graduate Gemologist, I worked in my dad's jewelry businesses appraising jewelry and gemstones. (1982-1999). 


Home grown.  

I am a Jacksonville native with a 26-year-old son, Nicholas. My dad is a retired Jeweler and my mom is a retired travel agent. I have a dog, Ozzy.



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