Valerie Newman

  • P Number
  • 47291
  • Address
  • Penobscot Building
    645 Griswold, Suite 3300
    Detroit, MI 48226
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  • Phone
  • 313.256.9833 Ext. 2949
  • Practice Areas
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Counties
  • State Wide Practice
  • I handle state cases
  • Yes
  • I handle federal cases
  • Yes
  • I handle trial cases
  • No
  • I handle appeal cases
  • Yes
  • Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, JD received 1992

    University of Michigan, B.A. Organizational Behavior

  • Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, Eastern and Western District of Michigan, 6th Circuit, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Memberships
  • Co-Chair of State Bar of Michigan Eyewitness Identification Task Force, Co-Chair State Bar of Michigan Criminal Issues Initiative, Member, State Bar of Michigan Justice Intiative, President, Michigan Chapter American Constitution Society, Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Member, Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Advocates Guild
  • Noteworthy Cases
  • Cooper v Lafler, Supreme Court of the United States affirmed 6th Circuit grant of habeas relief in an ineffective assistance of counsel case where trial counsel's deficient advice resulted in client rejecting favorable plea offer; People v Futrell, prosecutor dismissed first-degree murder and other convictions based on Brady violation/ineffective assistance of counsel; People v Mathis, 6th Circuit affirmed the federal court order vacating first-degree criminal sexual conduct and other convictions based on trial court's failure to admit evidence of complainant's prior false accusations, People v Hanna, 6th Circuit affirmed federal court order vacating first-degree murder and other convictions based on Miranda violation, prosecutor misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel; Charles Arthur, Michigan Supreme Court remanded for new trial based on violation of right to self representation.