Tim D. Newsom
Tim Newsom grew up in Oak Ridge North, a northern suburb of Houston near
The Woodlands. His parents were both public school educators. His dad
was a football coach and administrator, and his mom was a counselor and
Tim attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Political Science and Business. While at AC, Tim lettered
three years in football and two years in track. His senior year, the football
team won the conference and competed in the national playoffs, losing
in the first round to the eventual national champions, Westminster College
in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Tim attended Texas Tech University School of Law and graduated with a Doctor
of Jurisprudence degree in May 1992. After law school, Justice Carlton
Dodson hired Tim as a briefing attorney for the Amarillo Court of Appeals.
After his one-year judicial clerkship, Tim entered the private practice
of law in Amarillo.
In 1997, John Lovell, Joe Lovell, and Tim formed Lovell, Lovell & Newsom.
They were later joined by Kevin Isern to form the firm known today as
Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern. Tim and his wife, Judy, have two wonderful
children. In his spare time, Tim plays golf poorly, snow skis carefully,
and tries to play classical guitar. In his spare time, Tim plays golf,
snow skis, and tries to play classical guitar.
- Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Education & Judicial Clerkship
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1992
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Business, Austin College, Sherman,
- Judicial Clerkship, Seventh Court of Appeals, Amarillo, Texas, 1992-1993.
Licensed to Practice
- States of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma
- U.S. Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals
- All Federal Courts in Texas and New Mexico
- Federal Court, Western District of Oklahoma
- All State Courts in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma
- Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, Amarillo Chapter)
- Amarillo Area Bar Association (Past President)
- American Association for Justice (Member, Interstate Trucking Group)
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
- Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association
- State Bar Associations of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma
- 2015 Recipient of the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award presented by Texas Tech
University School of Law
- 2005-2015 Texas Super Lawyer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Texas Monthly
Law and Politics Magazine
Publications & Presentations
- Frequent speaker on The American Jury, a presentation that explains the
history behind the right to trial by jury and how juries preserve the
fundamental rights of all Americans.
- Cross Examination: Preparing the Plaintiff for the Present and America
for the Future, State Bar of Texas 31st Annual Advanced Personal Injury
Law Course (2015); Author and Speaker.
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road in 18 Wheeler Truck Wrecks -- Permian Basin
Trial Lawyers Association (2014); Author and Speaker.
- Proving Damages Through Experts, 6th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation,
State Bar of Texas (2014); Author and Speaker.
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road in 18 Wheeler Truck Wrecks -- Road Rules
Lubbock: A Crash Course Car Wrecks Seminar, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
(2011); Author and Speaker.
- Perfecting and Foreclosing a Statutory Mechanic's Lien on Private Commercial
and Residential Construction Projects -- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Commercial Litigation Seminar (2007); Author and Speaker.
- Commercial Truck Litigation 2007 -- State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced
Personal Injury Law Course (2007); Author and Speaker.
- Medical Record Use and Confidentiality in Court -- National Business Institute
Continuing Legal Education (May 2004); Author.
- Frequent Guest Lecturer for the Pharmacy Law Class, Texas Tech University
School of Pharmacy.
Published & Unpublished Opinions:
Bank Fraud and Conversion
First State Bank, N.A. v. Morse, 227 S.W.3d 820 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 2007, no pet.).
Crouch v. Klein, Inc., No. 07-95-0263-CV (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1996, pet. denied).
Fair Labor Standards Act
Noble v. Serco, Inc., No. 3:08-76-DCR, 2009 WL 1811550 (E.D.Ky. June 25, 2009).
Sanders v. MPRI, Inc., No. Civ-08-345-R, 2008 WL 5572846 (W.D. Okla. Oct. 16, 2008).
Medical Peer Review & Reporting Requirements
Gulde v. St. Anthony's Hosp., No. 07-93-0136-CV (Tex.App.--Amarillo 1994, writ denied).
Bryant v. Levy, 196 S.W.3d 166 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 2006, no pet.).
McKee v. McNeir, 151 S.W.3d 268 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 2004, no pet.).
Nutri-Feeds, Inc. v. Venegas, No. 12-97-00262 (Tex. App.--Tyler 1999, no pet.)
Harlow v. Hayes, 991 S.W.2d 24 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1998, pet. denied).
Craig v. Mixon, No. 97-07-0350-CV (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1998, pet. denied)
Gant v. Dumas Glass & Mirror, Inc., 935 S.W.2d 202 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1996, no writ).
Procedure and Default Judgments
Taylor v. Great Westrn Dir, Inc., No. 07-00-0213-CV (Tex. App.--Amarillo 2000, no pet.).
American Comm. Serv., Inc. v. Indiana Ins. Co., No. 07-97-0329-CV (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1999, pet. denied).
Curry v. Noble, No. 07-98-0315-CV (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1999, pet. denied).
Hiniger v. Case Corp., 23 F.3d 124 (5th Cir. 1994), cert. denied, 513 U.S. 1079 (1995).
- Board of Directors, Another Chance House