William (Bill) A. Newman

Barbero

5910 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-987-8181
wnewman@bishophummert.com

Practice Focus

  • Appeals in State and Federal Court
  • Insurance defense litigation and coverage
  • Nonsubscriber litigation
  • Products liability litigation

Practice Description

Bill has been practicing law in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metropolitan area for twenty-two years, first working as a Briefing Attorney for the Fort Worth Court of Appeals. Thereafter, he worked for a tier one Plaintiffs' law firm, and became Board Certified in Appellate Law sixteen years ago. Bill departed the "dark side" to become a full time defense attorney, continuing to focus his practice on appeals, but also handling complex litigation, research, and writing on everything from non-subscriber cases to insurance coverage matters. Bill was awarded an AV rating from not only his peers, but also from judges who had the opportunity to assess his skills and professionalism in the courtroom. The net result was an "Excellent" rating in both substantive knowledge of the law and ethical behavior. Bill has practiced appellate law throughout Texas, in both
state and federal trial and appeals courts.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas — with honors (1982)
  • Master of Arts, University of Texas (1986)
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law (1990)
    • Review of Litigation

Personal

  • Married for 25 years with one son

Professional Distinctions and Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1995)
  • AV Rated — Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer — Thompson Reuters/Texas Monthly (2011)

Bar Admissions and Courts

  • Texas, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2007
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1991
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1992
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1992
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2009

Reported Cases

  • Favour Leasing, LLC v. Mulligan, 2014 WL 4090130 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2014, no pet.)