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 Established 1 December 2003

Newton Law


Deb opened Newton Law on 1 December 2003 after leaving the Attorney General's Office.  At Newton Law Deb utilizes the resources and expertise developed during her 26 years in the Raleigh legal community to benefit the select clients she represents in State and Federal Courts in North Carolina and on appeal.  


Newton Law enjoys the commitment and services of professionals like Randy Montague, Montague Investigative Services of Raleigh; Christian Cox, Oakwod Investigative Services; Dr. Richard McAnulty, a well-respected mental health professional, author and professor from Charlotte; Dr. James Poole, a well-respected pediatrician and ADHD expert from Raleigh; Durward Matheny, a handwriting expert from Wake Forest; and Dr. Michael Lancaster, a child and adolescent Psychiatry Specialist.

Deborrah L. Newton

Defense attorney specialized in federal and state criminal law

Deb is the Attorney for Newton Law in Raleigh.  She is a member in good standing of the Bars of the North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina federal court including the Eastern, Middle and Western District trial courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  Deb is a former Law Clerk for the North Carolina Supreme Court and former Associate Attorney General representing the North Carolina Department of Corrections.  She is a former two-term President of the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, Alumni of the Institute of Political Leadership, Graduate from UNC-Wilmington and Campbell University School of Law and former IBMer.

In 1999, after leaving IBM to raise her two children with her former husband in Raleigh and working as Paralegal for Joseph B. Cheshire, V, Deb graduated from Campbell Law School.  After law school Deb was invited to Clerk for Justice Mark D. Martin, where she served also as his teaching assistant in Appellate Advocacy and Professional Responsibility at UNC-Chapel Hill Law School and UNC-Central School of Law.  After her clerkship Deb joined the staff of the NC Attorney General's Office for three years.  For the Wake County Bar Association, Deb has authored numerous articles highlighting the careers of many prominent Members of the Wake County Bar, including: Former Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr., then Chief of Staff to Governor Easley and former Supreme Court Justice Franklin Freeman, District Court Judge Kristin Ruth.

As a lawyer in her law firm, Newton Law, since December 2003, Deb is particularly concerned about the interests of youthful offenders facing serious charges, and has defended several juveniles on murder charges.  She is an experienced and strong advocate for fair sentencing in federal court, and to that end has developed a trial practice for federal criminal cases.  *As of 2014 and new management at the NCDOJ EDNC, Deb will seek both trial and negotiated disposition, depending on your circumstances, in federal court.  She is known as a tough trial attorney, but fair and trustworthy opponent.  She is particularly proud of the turnaround of the criminal justice department of the local federal prosecutor, and is now confident that fair and effective dispositions are available, thanks to the new leadership.  Either way, Deb will carefully advise you of all options available, and likely outcomes, so that you can make an informed decision on counsel.

"The attention you receive in Newton Law is strictly with the attorney you hire, Deb Newton, and the time you pay for is dedicated to your case, your concerns and your needs.  If I cannot help you, I will refer you.  If I can help you, we will become your defense team, and you will be an important part of all decisions made in your defense."

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