H. Dwayne Newton

H. Dwayne Newton

Managing Partner
Houston, Texas
877-308-6206 (Toll Free)

In the recent years, few lawyers have successfully tried as many serious and complex lawsuits as Dwayne Newton. From billion dollar natural resources cases to personal injury and commercial cases, clients have found that Dwayne's unusual combination of common sense, intuition and aggressiveness get results. In cases that threaten the client's existence as a business, Dwayne's ability to see the "big picture" helps him focus on the crucial issues of the case when other lawyers get bogged down in details.

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Dwayne has been winning cases for 25 years. He has often been called upon to try cases that other lawyers thought could not be handled because they were too big, too hard, too complex or too dangerous.

Dwayne is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center (J.D.) and Houston Baptist University (B.S.). He is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association and Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Dwayne has been named as a Texas "Super Lawyer" multiple times and has been inducted by his peers into the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also received Martindale Hubble's highest rating for an attorney, "AV".

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Personal Injury
  • 25% Oil & Gas Litigation
  • 15% Construction Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Political Science & English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2008 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2007 - Present
  • "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McCormick, Hancock & Newton, Partner, 1995 - 2006
  • Funderburk & Funderburk, Partner, 1985 - 1995