Graham L. Newman
Class Actions | Contractual Litigation | Insurance Disputes | Product Liability
Graham Newman’s work focuses on complex litigation, including products liability and class actions. He is currently involved in many different areas of multidistrict litigation (MDL), including MDL 2738 (IN RE: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation), MDL 2741 (IN RE: Roundup Products Liability Litigation), MDL 2885 (IN RE: 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation), and MDL 2913 (IN RE: Juul Labs, Inc., Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation).
Graham joined Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. in June of 2014, having previously focused on commercial class actions, contractual litigation, insurance bad faith, and products liability in both state and federal court. His trial court victories have included a $14.5 million insurance bad faith verdict, an $8 million class action judgment, and a $4.75 million products liability verdict. Graham has briefed numerous appeals before the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. He has also argued four cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and two cases before the South Carolina Supreme Court.
In addition to practicing law, Graham teaches an undergraduate legal course through the University of South Carolina Honors College and serves on several boards and committees dedicated to the improvement of the judicial system. Graham is married to Jenny Honeycutt Newman, who is also an attorney. The couple have a nine year-old son, a seven year-old Portuguese Water Dog, and a two year-old King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. The Newman family enjoys spending time on Lake Murray and attending as many South Carolina Gamecock sporting events as possible.
Professional Awards and Accomplishments:
- Rising Star (Super Lawyers): 2013-2019
- 2019-2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs)