Erin Pogue Newell
Erin Pogue Newell began her legal career as an associate attorney for a Miami-based boutique appellate firm, where she gained experience in civil and criminal appeals at the state and federal level, covering issues including attorneys’ fees awards under F.S. 57.105 and 768.79, negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, family law, and contract and coverage disputes. Ms. Newell has presented oral argument in all of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
“When you’re an appellate attorney, you actually get to argue to the court and to advocate for a position that
you think should set precedent for how cases are going to be tried and issues are going to be decided.”
Ms. Newell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education. She attended St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami, FL) where she earned CALI Book Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Torts and Constitutional Law, and graduated Cum Laude in the top 10% of her class in 2012.
In law school Ms. Newell was Editor-in-Chief of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, Research Assistant for Professor of Law Leonard D. Pertnoy, Vice President of the International Law Society, and a member of the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams, where she earned top oralist honors and competed in national and local competitions. Ms. Newell also interned at the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Criminal Division, for the Honorable Judge Sarah Zabel.
Ms. Newell is an attorney volunteer on the Covid-19 Pro Bono Legal Response Project and has participated as an attorney volunteer on additional Disaster Legal Services through the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Ms. Newell is a member of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Broward County Bar Association
Ms. Newell has been selected to the 2021 Florida Rising Stars list in Appellate practice.