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James T. Newsom


Jim Newsom is Counsel in the Litigation Department of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. His practice is currently in national products liability litigation in state and federal courts, and he also has broad experience in international products liability litigation in Europe and Latin America and in business and commercial litigation

Areas of Concentration

  • Domestic products liability
  • International products liability
  • Commercial litigation

Professional Activities

  • Member, The Missouri Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation and International Sections
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • ​Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps


  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Super Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas 2007

Court Admissions

  • Missouri State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Practice Groups and Other Information

Education Information

  • University of Missouri, A.B., 1966
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

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