Adam Newman is co-chair of the firm’s state-wide Special Education Practice Group. Mr. Newman has many years of experience advising and representing public school districts, SELPAs and county offices of education in all aspects of special education, Section 504, student discipline and general student matters. Mr. Newman also serves as legal advisor to administrative hearing panels in student expulsion cases.

Mr. Newman began his legal career in 1993 as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Huntington Beach. In that capacity, Mr. Newman’s practice was devoted to employment litigation, administrative hearings and defense of unfair labor practices under California’s public sector collective bargaining laws. Mr. Newman won several Court of Appeal decisions regarding collective bargaining management rights and retirement issues.

Honors & Recognitions

In 2005 and 2006, Mr. Newman was named a "Southern California Rising Star" by Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition honors exceptional Southern California attorneys who are under the age of 40. Rising Stars are selected based on peer evaluations and independent research regarding the attorneys’ professional achievements. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars.

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Newman is an active speaker, conducting approximately 25-40 presentations per year for public school agencies and organizations such as CSBA, ACSA, and CASCWA.


Mr. Newman is an active contributor to the firm’s various newsletters and publications.

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J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 1993, California
    U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
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