John M. Newman

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Associate

John joined the firm as an associate in 2016. His practice consists primarily of civil litigation. John is a 2014 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law. During law school, he was an editor of the Public Lands & Resources Law Review, a member of the Trial Team, and a teaching assistant. After law school, John clerked for Chief Judge Dana L. Christensen, United States District Court for the District of Montana, for two years. John previously worked in telecommunications, property insurance, and land use planning fields. He spends his free time on the mountains and rivers of Montana and Idaho with his wife, Jaymi, and their four children.

Practice areas

  • Civil Litigation

Education and Experience

  • 2014 - J.D., University of Montana School of Law (honors)
  • 2009 - M.S., Geography, University of Montana
  • 2002 - B.A., Chemistry, Middlebury College
  • Clerkship - The Honorable Dana L. Christensen, United States District Court for the District of Montana

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Missoula Consolidated Planning Board, Mayor-appointed member
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers

Publications

  • Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: The Constitutionality of Monetary Exactions in Land Use Planning, 76 Mont. L. Rev. 359 (2015).