Ms. Newton represents plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in class action, corporate commercial, consumer fraud, general civil, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts. She also represents professionals, such as physicians, dentists, nurses, insurance producers, and real estate brokers before state and federal agencies, including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and Department of Insurance.
Ms. Newton’s nearly thirty years of experience as an attorney also includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in nationwide securities fraud class actions in courts throughout the country. She has litigated matters involving real estate, contracts, professional malpractice and UCC violations on behalf individuals, receivers, banks, mortgage companies and corporations in state and federal courts. She has represented investors before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and has considerable experience litigating property matters including title defects, insurance coverage, mechanics liens, building code violations, contested foreclosures, drug forfeiture actions, hazard insurance claims, and HUD regulatory issues. Ms. Newton has been involved in all phases of litigation, including extensive discovery, substantive motion practice, bench trials and appeals.
As a Circuit Court of Cook County Arbitrator, Ms. Newton adjudicated personal injury, property damage and other cases assigned to mandatory arbitration.
She was awarded a B.A. from Michigan State University’s James Madison College, and received her law degree from DePaul University where she was selected to be a legal writing tutor in the Legal Writing Program.
Ms. Newton has also been involved in valuable community service. Through the Center for Disability and Elder Law, she was a volunteer at the Cook County Probate Division Pro Se Adult Guardianship Help Desk assisting families with filing petitions in court to obtain guardianship orders for disabled adults.
Areas of Practice
- Class Action Lawsuits
- Commercial Litigation
- Business Litigation
- State Licensure Issues
- Consumer Rights / Fraud
- General Civil Litigation
- Complex Litigation
- S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- DePaul University College of Law
- Juris Doctor – 1985
- Legal Writing Tutor
- Michigan State University
- B.A., James Madison College – 1982
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Chicago Bar Association, Member