John W. Newton, III is a partner with Roach & Newton, where his primary area of practice is litigation. John joined Roach & Newton in 2008 and serves as a lead attorney in complex commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury litigation, employment litigation, environmental litigation, oil and gas litigation, toxic tort litigation and civil rights litigation.
Throughout his career, John has represented individuals, partnerships, corporations, and governmental entities through various stages of civil disputes. Prior to joining Roach & Newton, John owned his own law firm. He also served as a partner at the Texas firms of Orgain, Bell & Tucker, L.L.P. and Newton & Kebodeaux, L.L.P. John is board certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association and Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
John holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from University of Houston Law Center, where he graduated cum laude and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence. John also holds an L.L.M. in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston.