ABOUT THE FIRM

About The Firm

EXPERIENCED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS LAW

Attorney Newman has over 30 years of combined human resources, employment law, management and administrative experience.  

She is passionate about fighting for the civil rights of her clients!

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Founded in 2011

The Law Office of Annette Newman, LLC was founded in January 2011.  Attorney Newman serves clients throughout the State of Florida.

The founder, Attorney Annette Newman, grew up in Buffalo, New York, during the heat of the civil rights movement.  Her mother passed away when she was one year old, and she was placed in foster care with her older sister.  She is the mother of three daughters, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.  

Attorney Newman is a veteran, having served active duty in the U.S. Army for eight years and one year as an Army Reservist.  She was honorably discharged from the Army as a non-commissioned officer in 1994.  She received three Army Achievement Medals and three Army Accommodation Medals during her service.

Attorney Newman's interest in becoming an attorney started when she was a little girl.  She witnessed racism and discrimination early on in her childhood.  She was bused to an all white school as a young child and it was there she had her first experience with racism.  Her teacher refused to call on her during class when she raised her hand to answer questions and she was bullied and called the N word by her classmates at the new school.  She was also subjected to police abuse as a young teen.

Attorney Newman remembers the riots after Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in the 60's.  Most of her neighbors hung signs in their windows that stated a "Black Family Lives Here" so their house wouldn't be burned down.  She knew racism and bigotry was wrong and decided as a young teen she wanted to be a lawyer when she grew up to fight against racism and discrimination. She has dedicated her practice to fight for victims of discrimination, racism and civil rights violations.


  1. AMERICAS TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS
    2019
    AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS® Annette Newman, Esq., was selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019.
  2. SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS
    2017 - 2019
    Attorney Newman was included on the Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  3. FLORIDA TRENDS FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE
    2018
    Annette Newman was recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.
  4. NATIONAL BLACK LAWYERS TOP 100 ATTORNEYS
    2016-2017
    Attorney Newman was listed as a Top 100 Attorney by the National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2016 and 2017 She contributed to Essence Magazine's article regarding Sexual Harassment in May 2018 and has worked as a senior legal editor (Independent Contractor) for Thompson Reuters' Practical Law employment law publication.