Charles A. Newman

2006 Distinguished Alumni Award

Charles NewmanA partner at Bryan Cave, Charles A. Newman, J.D. '73, has a national class action defense practice, mentors new attorneys, and is active in the community.  Appearing in more than 260 class actions in federal and state courts in 33 states and Canada, Newman has had several of his cases publicized nationally. 

Newman co-founded The Employment Connection, a nonprofit agency providing job-readiness and placement services to ex-offenders.  In 2005 he was honored by FOCUS St. Louis for his work to reduce recidivism.  He has served on many civic boards,  including the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. 

At the School of Law, he was articles editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly and active in the student body's reform efforts.  He was also a lecturer in law and helped establish the David M. Becker Public Service Fund.  Newman is married to Betsy Friedman Newman, B.S.N. '68. 

His family also includes Anne, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University; Elyse, a master's degree candidate at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture; Suzanne, a teacher and mother; Katie, an environmental justice lawyer; and two grandchildren.

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