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 curriculum coordinator.
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. In his spare time, Tim plays golf, snow skis, and tries to play classical guitar.