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Thomas Rubin Newman, British Lawyer. Bar: New York 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman commission on courts of appellate jurisdiction 1981-1985), New York City Bar Association (member special commission on tort litigation1984-1987), American Law Institute, Federation Insurance and Corporation Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Pi Gamma Museum.


Newman, Thomas R. was born on September 7, 1933 in London, England.


Bachelor cum laude, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, New York University School Law, 1960.


Worked at Newman & Company, P.C. Admitted to the bar, 1961, New York. Article and Survey Editor, New York University Law Review, 1959-1960.

Law Clerk to Judge Charles W. Froessel, New York State Court of Appeals, 1960-1962. Author: "New York Appellate Practice," Matthew Bender, 1985. "Liability Insurance Coverage Principles," rev. ed., 1983.

Co-editor and co-chairman: "Insurance, Excess and Reinsurance Coverage Disputes," Practicing Law Institute, annually since 1983. Co-Author, Ostrager & Newman, "Handbook on Insurance Coverage Disputes" (Aspen, 8th ed., 1995). Columnist, Appellate Practice, New York Law Journal, 1975—.

Member, New York State Bar Association Committee that wrote, "Practitioner's Handbook for Appeals to the Appellate Division," 1979 and "Practitioner's Handbook for Appeals to the Court of Appeals," 1981. Author: "Excess Liability Insurance Over Self-Insured Retentions," 44 FICC Quarterly 127, Winter, 1994. "There is No General Duty to Investigate Before Denying Defense Or Coverage For Third-Party Claims," Mealey's Litigation Reports: Insurance, Volume 7, No.

29, P. 14, June 1, 1993. "Damages: A Call For Meaningful Precedents," 3 Pace L. Rev. 605, 1983; "Applying the Owned Property Exclusion to Groundwater Contamination Claims," Thomas R. Newman and Aidan M. McCormack, For the Defense, April 1996, Volume 38.

No. 4, pp. 33-39; "The Antisubrogation Rule in Construction Accident Cases," Thomas R. Newman and Patrick J. Dellay, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal, New York State Bar Association, June 1995, Volume 24, No. 1 pp. 22-27. Frequent Lecturer, Insurance and Reinsurance Law and Appellate Practice. Member, New York State Office of Court Administration, Advisory Committee on Civil Practice, 1987—.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Special Committee on Tort Litigation, 1984-1987). New York State (Chairman, Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, 1981-1985) and American (Member: Judicial Immunity Committee. Tort and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations.

American Law Institute (1976—). Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (1985—). American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (1993—).


Fellow: New York State Bar Association (chair committee courts of appellate jurisdiction 1981-1985). Member: American Bar Association, AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society, American Academy Appellate Lawyers, Federation Insurance & Corporation Counsel, American Law Institute (life), Association Bar City of New York (member special committee on tort litigation 1984-1987), Pi Gamma Mu.