Hon. Clifton Newman

South Carolina Jud. Dept.

THE HONORABLE CLIFTON B. NEWMAN is a Circuit Court Judge in South Carolina.  Judge Newman received his law degree in 1976 and began practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio.  After 24 years as a practicing attorney and 17 years as a prosecutor, he was elected Circuit Court Judge by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2000.  Judge Newman is a Business Court Judge and presides over complex business, corporate, and commercial matters in addition to other litigation.  He has served three times as an acting justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina.  Judge Newman is Co-Chair of the Judges' Initiative Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA.  He is also President Elect of the American College of Business Court Judges.