Gwyn Newsom

Professional Background, Bar Activities, Civic Activities:

  • Gwyn Newsom Law (August 1991 to present), practice primarily focused on representing clients and their families who suffer serious injuries and wrongful death, unlawful sexual misconduct, abuse, and harassment, and discrimination based on gender and race
  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (2008 to present), Henning Mediation-trained mediator in the areas of general civil and domestic relations (2008 to present)
  • practice primarily focused on helping clients and their loved ones who suffer serious injury, wrongful death, or unlawful sexual abuse and harassment
  • Previous areas of practice include domestic relations, criminal defense, insurance defense, and environmental law (U.S. EPA enforcement attorney – criminal and civil litigation enforcing federal hazardous laws, 1978-1983)
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, Chattahoochee Circuit, Post 1 (2012- 2106)
    • General Counsel Overview Committee (2012-2016)
    • Law Practice Management Committee (2013-2016)
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association (1990 to present)
  • Master, Columbus Inn of Court (2010 to present)
  • Member, Chattahoochee Bar Association (1990 to present)
  • Member, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (1978 to present)
    • Founding Trailblazer, GAWL Foundation
    • Former Member, GAWL Executive and Advisory Boards
    • Past Chair of GAWL Leadership Committee
  • Member, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers – Columbus Chapter (2003 to present)
    • Former GAWL-Columbus Chapter President
  • Member, NELA (National Employment Lawyers Association) – 1998 to present
  • Member, NELA-GA (National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter) – 1998 to present
  • Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Former Member and Area Vice-President for GACDL (Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
  • Volunteer activities include Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts Concharty Council, and Habitat for Humanity (Columbus and Atlanta)
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Georgia Superior Courts and Georgia Supreme Court, 1978
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1980
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1990
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1990
    • U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
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  • University of Georgia, A.B.J. (Journalism), Magna Cum Laude (1974)
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
  • University of Georgia, J.D., Magna Cum Laude (1978)
    Order of the Coif, 1978 (top 10% of graduating class)
  • Colorado State University, M.A. (English – Fiction Writing) (1985)