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Brian A. Newman


Brian A. Newman

Attorney Newman is a seasoned defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in the field. He uses this extensive experience to his clients’ advantage and dedicates his energy to providing aggressive advocacy. After graduating law school, Mr. Newman was admitted to the bar in 1979 and began working for the Law Offices of Tarlow & Tarlow as a civil trial lawyer. He practiced in many types of civil trial cases, including criminal law, personal injury, family law, disability law, and business law. During this time, Attorney Newman built a strong understanding of white collar criminal charges and the relationship that people have with each other and with law enforcement. That is why he began practicing federal criminal defense exclusively after more than two years with Tarlow & Tarlow.

Today, the firm of Okabe & Haushalter is proud to have Mr. Newman as senior of counsel and senior federal trial counsel. With hundreds of successful trial cases under his belt across multiple districts in the U.S., he is proof that trial experience is invaluable in a criminal defense case. Such experience is key to fighting criminal charges. Attorney Newman has defended hundreds of federal cases including child pornography, federal drug trafficking charges, white collar crimes, and more. He has represented clients before the Court of Appeals for the State of California, the California Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. His legal and professional memberships include:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Culver Marina Bar
  • Culver City Chamber of Commerce
  • Jewish American Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Anti-Defamation League
  • Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity of the University of Southern California