Spohrer & Dodd, P.L.
701 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
The U.S. Supreme Court
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Single & Multi-Engine
Airplane & Helicopter Rated
Jacksonville Sheriffs Aviation Unit
& Angel Flight
:Airborne Law Enforcement
Lectured police pilots on Safety and Legal topics in Orlando (2013) and
Phoenix (2014) National Conventions.
American Bar Association
Aviation Litigation Seminar
New York City (2013)
American Bar Association
Washington, D.C. (2016)
Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.
Litigating Federal Tort Claims
(2013) Whistler B.C.
Adjunct Law Professor:
Barry E. Newman
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Barry E. Newman
Board Certified Attorney
I am often
called upon by local and national media to explain important legal topics
and my cases have international interest. Above, a reporter
from PIX 11 News, a New York CNN affiliate, interviewed me at the U.S.
Capital for its three-part expose on air traffic control negligence.
Fundamental Failure of the FAA
Plane & Pilot
magazine recently featured a story condemning the FAA for its lack of emergency
training that caused the deaths of my client and his two passengers in a B35
FAA to pay between $9 and $10 Million
Flying Magazine reported my verdict
resulting in recognition that traffic controllers are obligated to
provide accurate, complete and timely weather to pilots.
AOPA Magazine reported the accident involving my client's PC-12
crash that resulted in the loss of an entire family.
ATC Causes Deadly Crash
A Houston Center controller was not wearing his glasses and had set
his radar background to the same color depicting extreme weather when he
vectored my client into a Level 5 thunderstorm.
attorney Barry Newman was recently approved by Kenya's Attorney General
to act as the lead advocate in a Nairobi air crash trial.
2016, my law partner, Keith Maynard, and I were interviewed by a
local NPR affiliate to discuss aviation Safety.
Officers Sue Over Boat Crash
Numerous outlets, including The Florida
Times Union, reported my claims against various defendants after
two Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrolmen
were badly injured when their police boat crashed into an unlit support
pier during Super Bowl festivities.
Air Force Pilots Crash After Rejecting Fuel
The Air Force Times reported on my claims
involving the active duty pilots blamed for the crash of a DHC-8 in
Africa's Mali desert. Investigators found that the plane ran out of fuel.
The mistake destroyed the aircraft and caused my client, a civilian aircraft
mechanic, to suffer with a broken back. The mechanic had urged the pilots to
take on more fuel at its last stop but they ignored his pleas.
AOPA represents the largest community of
aviators in the World. In 2007, it reported on one of my air traffic
control trials involving a mid-air collision over Florida.
$351,319 Trial Verdict
for Bar Patron
Verdict reporter published the recent $351,319 trial verdict for my
client who sustained a bilateral fractured jaw requiring surgery after a
bar's bouncer's punched him without provocation.
& Legal Battle
Same sex couple seek damages
The media reported my litigation and
appellate work after my trucking crash client's long-time same-sex partner
was unable to pursue a claim for her losses in the courts. "Garrison and Bashaway's
attorney, Barry Newman,
says the law recognizes that a serious accident often leaves a huge impact
on a spouse, and the spouse deserves damages too. It's called loss of
consortium. It is a very unfair dichotomy in our Florida law that someone
could be married five or six days and have a claim and someone who is in a
committed, loving relationship such as Melinda and Judith for 14 years,
don't share that same right," said Newman.
The Florida Jury
Verdict Review published my 2013 trial verdict for a
pedestrian injured in a Tallahassee intersection collision.
recently lectured law enforcement pilots
from agencies around the World on Safety and Legal topics at the
Airborne Law Enforcement Association's 2013 and 2014 conventions.
Wellington couple killed
in plane crash near home
By Paola Iuspa-Abbott
August 20, 2007
The pilot of a home-built
Thorp T-18 aircraft and his wife died in a crash
just moments after takeoff. . . . Barry Newman,
an aviation law expert with the Jacksonville firm of Spohrer & Dodd, said
the FAA inspects home-built planes after they are completed to make sure
they are assembled properly and requires annual inspections by an
FAA-certified mechanic. . .
lectured on Ethics at the
ABA's aviation seminars in New York and Washington, D.C.
Lawyers Sue State
Over Adoption Backlog
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ --
In an unusual legal action,
attorneys and children's rights advocates, Helen Spohrer and Barry Newman, filed a Petition for a Writ of
Mandamus in the First District Court of Appeal today. The filing, which
comes just three days after National Adoption Day, asks The First District
Court of Appeal to force Florida's Department of Children and Families to
end an adoption backlog of more than 100 children in Duval County,
Florida. "There are at least 100 children in Duval County who should have
been adopted by now, but are caught in the system's red tape," said
attorney Helen Spohrer in a press conference held yesterday in
Teen Driving Safety
Amanda Zitzman, First Coast
April 27, 2012 -
I was interviewed by
First Coast News for a story concerning teen driving. . . New
devices such as the "CarChip Pro" are helping to put mom and dad in the back
seat while their teen is behind the wheel. But would you use it? "I think
so," Barry Newman, a local attorney who deals with reckless driving
cases, said. "The problem is, what do you do when you have the information?"
Newman said he doesn't use a device on his 16-year-old son's car, but
he would consider looking into it.
Receive proper medical care for any
injured persons. Call an ambulance if necessary or visit an emergency
care facility as soon as you leave the scene of the accident. It is
important to note, some injuries may not be immediately apparent – for
this reason, it is crucial to be examined by a doctor.
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