Cynthia F. Newton
Cynthia Newton is a Portland, Oregon trial lawyer handling personal injury claims and litigation. She has over 20 years' experience handling serious and catastrophic injury cases, involving motor vehicle accidents (bicycle, car, truck, pedestrian), medical negligence (physician, nursing, therapist, chiropractic, etc.), construction site accidents (third party, ELL and general contractor negligence) and defective products. Her medical background enhances her understanding of liability issues in professional negligence cases, as well as damages aspects of all injury cases. She practices throughout the state.
Cynthia practiced law in California for 13 years before joining Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton in 2004. She received her J.D. degree in 1987 from Hastings College of the Law where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Litigation Advocacy and participated in the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. For 10 years, she practiced at the prestigious Walkup Law Firm in San Francisco handling serious injury and wrongful death actions with an emphasis on complex medical negligence, defective products and premises liability actions. She relocated to Oregon and was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 2003. Before law school Cynthia worked as a medical office assistant, surgery aide, dialysis technician, and writing instructor.
Cynthia is admitted to the Oregon and California bars and is a member of Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Oregon Women's Lawyers (OWLS), the Multnomah Bar Association and the Brian Injury Association of Oregon (BIAOR). She is an active member of the Bar, currently serving as incoming Chair of the Oregon State Bar Uniform Jury Instructions Committee. She has also served on the Multnomah Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee.
Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys commuting to work by bicycle, cycling with her husband Mark, and juggling middle school activities of her 13-year old twins, George and Carol. She is an avid gardener and enjoys swimming, reading, and plunking out an occasional tune on the piano.
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