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Newman, Robert Brand

215 East 9th StreetSuite 650Cincinnati, OH 45202-2143
Phones: 513-399-5301
Fax: 513-639-7011
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Lawyer Overview

Robert Newman is available to practice in the areas of civil rights, personal injury and criminal.

Bob has practiced in these areas since his graduation from Emory Law School in Atlanta Georgia in 1967.

The types of civil rights case Bob has done are:

1.      Employment discrimination involving race discrimination, and discrimination in the areas age, sex, and nationality.2.      Housing discriminatory where the...

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Robert Newman is available to practice in the areas of civil rights, personal injury and criminal.

Bob has practiced in these areas since his graduation from Emory Law School in Atlanta Georgia in 1967.

The types of civil rights case Bob has done are:

1.      Employment discrimination involving race discrimination, and discrimination in the areas age, sex, and nationality.
2.      Housing discriminatory where the discrimination was because of race, national origin or family size.
3.      School cases, including cases involving racial bullying, IEP issues, student discipline cases, and student free expression/First Amendment issues.
4.      University cases involving faculty discipline cases, First Amendment issues, failure to promote and Title IX involving discrimination against women in sports programs.
5.      Police misconduct cases, involving illegal searches and seizures and excessive use of force.

These are some of the areas of civil rights cases, however Bob has taken on a lot of cases that do not fit into categories, but can be described as cases where “government has gone too far.”

Bob has also had a significant number of personal injury and criminal cases.

Bob has been listed in Best Lawyers of America since 1993 and was given the Courageous Advocate Award from the Inns of Court of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Senior Partner
Practice Areas
General LitigationProducts LiabilityPersonal InjuryCivil RightsMedical MalpracticeConsumer LawCriminal
Representative Cases
Crow v. Brown, 332 F. Supp. 382 (N.D. Ga. 1971) Crow v. Brown, aff'd 457 F.2d 788 (5th Cir. 1972) Sanks v. Sanks, 225 Ga. 88,166 S.E.2d 19 (Sp. Ct. Ga 1969) Roe v.Ferguson, 389 F. Supp. 387 (S.D. Ohio 1974) Roe v.Ferguson, rev'd 515 F.2d 279 (6lh Cir. 1975) Fricker v. Stokes, 1985 W.L. 6808 (Ohio App. Is' Dist 1985) Fricker v. Stokes, 22 Ohio St.3d 202Moorer v. Griffin, 586 F.2d 844 (6* Cir. 1978) Fletcher v. Wood, 841 F.2d 1126 (1988) Bishop v. Reagan-Bush 84 Committee, 819 F.2d 289 (6th Cir. 1987) Bishop v. Reagan-Bush 84 Committee, 1987 W.L. 35970HOME v. Cincinnati Enquirer, 731 F. Supp. 821 (S.D. Ohio 1990) HOME v. Cincinnati Enquirer, aff'd 943 F.2d 644 (6th Cir. 1991) Cosgrove v. Williamsburg Management, 70 Ohio St.3d 281 (638 N.E.2d 991 1994) Leichtman v. WLW, 92 Ohio App.3d 232In Re: Copley Pharmaceuticals, M.D.L. No. 1013, 158 F.R.D. (U.S.D.C. Wyoming 1994) SEIU District 925 v. State Employment Relations Board (SERB1, 81 Ohio St.3d 173 (689 N.E.2d 962 1998) In Re: Cincinnati Radiation Litigation, 874 F. Supp. 796 (S.D. Ohio 1995) Blair v. Property Management Consultants, 40 Ohio App.3d 103United Food & Commercial Workers Union. Local 1099 v. Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, 163 F.3d 341 (6th Cir. 1998) Allen v. Leis, 154 F.Supp.2d 1240Allen v. Leis, 204 F.R.D. 401Allen v. Leis, 213 F.Supp.2d 819 (S.D. Ohio 2001) Lynch v. Leis, No. 00-274 (S.D. Ohio) Gamble v. Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services et al., No. 03-452 (S.D. Ohio) Powers v. Hamilton County Public Defender Office, 2005 W.L. 2033696 (S.D. Ohio) Avery v. Jennings, 604 F. Supp. 1356 (S.D. Ohio 1984) Avery v. Jennings, aff'd 786 F.2d 233 (6th Cir. 1986) Cash v. Hamilton County Department of Adult Probation, 399 F.3d 539 (6th Cir. 2004)
Bar Admissions
Georgia, 1967Ohio, 1972Kentucky, 1992U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1967U.S. District Court Southern District of OhioU.S. District Court Eastern District of KentuckyU.S. District Court Southern District of IndianaU.S. Court of Appeals 5th CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 6th CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 7th CircuitU.S. Supreme Court, 1981
Other Affiliations
Legal Redress Committee of the N.A.A.C.P., Cincinnati Branch, 1980 - 1982 (Board Member and Chairman) American Civil Liberties Union, Cincinnati Chapter, 1979 - 1981 (Board Member) Mental Health Association of Cincinnati, 1984 - 1985 (Board Member) Equal Employment Review Board, City of Cincinnati, 1988 - 1989Hamilton County Democratic Party, 1991 - 1993 (Chairman, Judicial Selection Committee) John P. Parker Historical Society, 1996 - 1999 (Board Member) Elmwood Place, Ohio, 1993 - 1997 (Village Solicitor) Elmwood Place, Ohio, 2005 - Present (Village Solicitor)
Highest Rating in Martindale-HubbellCourageous Advocate Award, Inns of Court of the Southern District of Ohio, 2004Best Lawyers of America, 1993 - Present One of the Best Lawyers in Cincinnati, Cincinnati MagazineReginald Heber Smith Fellow, University of Michigan Law School, 1968
Classes and Seminars
Instructor, Social Welfare Policy and the Law, Atlanta University, Graduate School, 1967
Trial Counsel and Student Instructor, Emory Community Legal Services Center, 1968 - 1971
Lecturer, American Legal History, Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer, Tenant Grievance Arbitration Panel, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1988 - 1993Board Member, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, 2005 - 2007
Past Positions
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Summerhill, Managing Attorney, 1967 - 1968Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 1971 - 1972Attorney General of the State of Ohio, Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Law Section, 1972 - 1973Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati, Director of Litigation, 1974 - 1982Kircher & Phalen, General Litigation Practice, Partner, 1982 - 1991Kircher, Robinson, Cook, Newman & Welch, General Litigation Practice, Partner, 1991 - 1995Kircher, Robinson, Newman & Welch, General Litigation Practice, Partner, 1995 - 1997
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967
Honors: Recipient, AmJur Awards for Corporate Taxation and Real Property
Honors: President, Law School Civil Rights Research Council
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1964
Major: Political Science
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215 East 9th StreetSuite 650Cincinnati, OH 45202-2143
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