Frank Newton serves as Of Counsel with Alvarez Stauffer Bremer PLLC. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Fulbright & Jaworski) since 1988. He retired from Norton Rose Fulbright in December 2022. His legal practice involves litigation including general tort, personal injury, product liability defense, toxic torts, and insurance defense. He focused on premises liability, including security issues and industrial accidents, DTPA claims, vehicular accident matters, toxic torts, and fiduciary litigation. He has had an active trial practice in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Newton has worked on numerous matters involving fatalities and catastrophic injuries including fires and explosions, burns, electrocutions, paralysis, etc. in industrial, highway, and railroad accidents. He has also developed specialized knowledge in medical and scientific fields including neurology, toxicology, myelopathy, orthopedics, pulmonology, cognitive impairment, psychiatry, psychology, warnings and human factors.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Newton worked for 3 years as a corrections officer for the Texas Department of Corrections, and 8 years in law enforcement with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (Captain) and the District Attorney’s Office, 9th Judicial District of Texas (Investigator).
Mr. Newton’s representative clients include BP, General Motors, ChevronTexaco, Dow Chemical, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Bayer Corporation, Motorola-Freescale Corporation, Coloplast Corporation, Six Flags Corporation, General Electric Medical, and Glaxo Smith Kline.
J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1987 summa cum laude
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Bachelor of Criminal Justice – 1976 summa cum laude
• Mr. Newton has also been admitted to practice in several federal district courts.
• Montgomery County Bar Association
• Houston Bar Association – Speakers’ Bureau
• South Texas College of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors
• Montgomery County, Civil Service Commissioner and Chair
• City of Houston, Civil Service Commissioner
• Texas Top Rated Layers – LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
• AV Preeminent Rating by Peers and Judiciary – Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
• Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Speeches and Publications
Mr. Newton is a member of the Houston Bar Association’s Speaker’s Bureau and has given a number of speeches, including presentations at CLE seminars. He has also lectured on police-community relations and ethics at several local police academies.