David M. Newman



JD 2006 - University of Southern California

BA 2003 - Duke University

Practice Areas


David Newman is an associate in AFRCT’s litigation department.

His practice covers a broad range of state and federal litigation with an emphasis on business and commercial disputes.

While at AFRCT, David has also served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California Law School teaching legal research and writing to first-year law students.

Prior to joining AFRCT, David was an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Los Angeles, where he worked on a variety of business litigation matters involving complex contract transactions, fraud, business torts, unfair competition, wrongful foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and intellectual property.

David received his Juris Doctor from USC Law School in 2006, where he served on the Southern California Law Review. He graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Philosophy.

During his time at USC, David worked as a research assistant for Professor Mary Dudziak. Professor Dudziak incorporated his research into two books:

  • Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008)

  • September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2009).

David enjoys playing golf and tennis, reading spy novels, and watching Duke beat North Carolina.

In his next life, David plans on being the general manager of the Dodgers or Lakers.

  • In 2014 and 2015, David was named as a “Rising Star” in the national publication, Super Lawyers.

  • He has volunteered at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Clinic.

  • He has assisted with adoptions through the L.A. Department of Children and Family Services.

  • He has represented two minor children seeking asylum through federal Immigration Court

  • He has served at Public Counsel’s Pro Se Federal Legal Aid Clinic in downtown Los Angeles.

David is admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Immigration Court.