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Jervonne D. Newsome represents a diverse list of clients, including top Fortune 500® companies, small businesses, corporate officers, and individuals in range of complex civil and business litigation matters such as trusts and estates, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, business torts, trade secret and non-compete disputes, oil and gas, and much more.
Dubbed a “Superstar” by a United States District Court Judge during a moot court competition, Jervonne zealously advocates for her clients by focusing on the client’s specific needs and goals throughout the dispute. Jervonne’s optimistic approach, unyielding work ethic, and “outside-the-box” litigation strategy is highly esteemed among her clients and has earned her invaluable respect. When faced with complex issues, Jervonne’s ability to synthesize and create streamlined arguments yields successful results and speedy resolutions.
A native of Arkansas, Jervonne started her journey to becoming a lawyer while at Arkansas State University where she was the team captain of the moot court team before attending the University of Arkansas School of Law. After graduating amongst the top of her class from law school, Jervonne clerked for the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Denzil Price Marshall Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Jervonne’s experience at both the district and appellate courts has proved invaluable when it comes to her motion practice, appellate research and writing, oral arguments, and trial strategy with clients.
In 2016, Jervonne had the distinct honor of being asked to serve on an 8th Circuit Court of Appeals panel discussion on the topic of diversity. Jervonne, joined by one 8th Circuit appellate judge and two federal district judges, offered solutions to issues of race and gender inequality within the legal sphere.
In addition to practicing law, Jervonne serves her community as a motivational speaker for various outreach and church events where she expounds on numerous topics such as purpose, faith, and destiny. When not in court or speaking, Jervonne enjoys playing the piano.