Graham joined Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. in June of 2014, buttressing the firm’s already formidable litigation practice.
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 has a five year-old son who doubles as his fishing buddy and a three year-old Portuguese Water Dog who can often be found greeting clients in the hallways of Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A.
Graham Newman argues before the South Carolina Supreme Court in the case of State v. Samuel.
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2004
University of South Carolina, B.A. (History and English) 2001
Instructor, University of South Carolina Honors College, 2015, 2016
South Carolina Association for Justice, Board Member, 2012-2016
Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Board Member, President- Elect
John Belton O’Neill Inn of Court, 2014-2016
Super Lawyers Rising Star, each consecutive year since 2013
“With a New Year Comes New Rules and New Opportunity.” The Justice Bulletin, Winter 2016.
“Alone in the Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Frank Discussion about Survival.” Florence County Bar Association, November 2015; S.C. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, May 2015; S.C. Public Defenders Association, September 2014; South Carolina Association for Justice, August 2014
“CFPB’s Arbitration Study Supports Class Actions.” AAJ Class Action Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2015
“Avenging Germanicus: the Murder Trial of Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso.” The Justice Bulletin, Winter 2015.
“The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.” South Carolina Association for Justice, August 2014. Appleseed Legal Justice Center, June 2014.
“Fighting for Our Soldiers: Litigating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.” The Justice Bulletin, Summer 2014.
Legislative Testimony Pertaining to the “Collateral Source Doctrine.” South Carolina Senate Subcommittee, Spring 2014.
“Mixing Oil and Water: Combining Trial and Appellate Practices.” South Carolina Bar Association, January 2013.
“The Complete Young Lawyer’s Guide on How Not to Write.” South Carolina Association for Justice, August 2012.
Legislative Testimony Pertaining to 16 Jade Street v. R. Design Construction. South Carolina Senate Subcommittee, April 2012.