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James B. Newman

Member of the Firm

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV Preeminent

James B. Newman - Helmsing Law

Professional Experience

Jim has been representing businesses and individuals in disputes, litigation, trials and appeals in state and federal courts for over forty years. He handles a wide variety of civil cases ranging from matters involving claims for personal injury to those involving claims made under the False Claims Act. His expertise includes business litigation, statutory and regulatory litigation brought by individuals and the United States, extra-contractual claims brought against insurance companies and defense of claims for personal injury and wrongful death.


  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1976) Magna cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • All courts of the State of Alabama, including the Alabama Supreme Court.

Judicial Clerkship

Law clerk to Judge William Brevard Hand, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.