Nicole Deese Newlon | Partner

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EDUCATION
Stetson University College of Law

J.D. magna cum laude, (Class Rank, 2nd)
Certificate of Concentration: Advocacy
Honors Program Graduate; Stanley Milledge Award Recipient;
Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
National Order of Barristers
Member: Trial Team, Moot Court Board, and Stetson Law Review
University of South Florida
M.B.A.
University of South Florida
B.A., Finance

ADMISSIONS
The Florida Bar
U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

INVOLVEMENT
City of Dade City Commissioner (2016-present)
Dade City Rotary (Noon Club)  Social Chair (2015-2017); President Nominee (2016-2017); President (2017-2018)
The Florida Bar  Federal Court Practice Committee (Appointed 2015-present); Section Membership:  Appellate, Business Law, City, County & Local Government Law, Trial Lawyers, and Solo & Small Firm
Federal Bar Association (National)  Federal Litigation Section, Secretary/Treasurer (2016-present); Board Member (2015-present)
Commission on the Status of Women (Pasco) (2016-Present)
Merit Selection Panel, Middle District of Florida (2016-2017)
Women Lawyers of Pasco (2016-present)
Federal Bar Association (Local)  Tampa Bay Chapter, Member (2004-present); Board of Directors (2006-2008); Communications (2008-2010); Treasurer (2011-2012); Vice President (2012-2013); President (2014-2015); Immediate Past President (2015)
Pasco Education Volunteer (2010-2011)
Pasco High School School Advisory Committee (2012-2014)
American Bar Association Litigation and Criminal Justice Section
The Tampa Connection  Class of 2008
Hillsborough County Bar Association Member (2004-present); Co-Chair of Young Lawyer's Division Pro Bono Committee (2006-2008)
Tampa Bay Inn of Court (2005-2007)
Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law Inn of Court (2008-2010)
East Pasco YMCA Board of Directors (2009-2013)
Florida Autism Center of Excellence Board of Directors (2010-2011)
Hillsborough and Pasco Counties Guardian Ad Litem 
Delta Gamma

EXPERIENCE
Carlton Fields (Summer Associate/Law Clerk, 2003-2004)
Fowler White (2004-2007)
Shutts & Bowen (2007-2014)

Nicole is a partner at Johnson & Cassidy. Nicole practices in the areas of commercial, real estate, business, civil, and complex litigation. She advises private and corporate clients on a broad range of commercial litigation matters, and advises organizations in disciplinary and compliance matters. With over 12 years of experience, Nicole provides litigation support to both private and public companies, financial services groups and institutions, brokerage firms, corporations and their associated persons, investment dealers and advisers in civil, regulatory and compliance matters.

Nicole has represented clients in arbitration and litigation matters, administrative investigations, proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies and self-regulatory organizations, and in state, federal, and appellate courts. She also has experience in white collar criminal defense matters, handling grand jury and corporate internal investigations, assisting in the development of corporate compliance and ethics programs, and coordinating responses to subpoenas from governmental and investigative bodies. Nicole has defended matters involving heath care fraud, environmental crimes, and qui tam actions.

Nicole has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in Business litigation, an honor given to less than 2% of all of Florida’s practicing attorneys. Nicole appeared frequently on CNBC, and local television and radio to comment on a variety of legal issues.

Nicole is very active in the community, and currently serves as a City Commissioner for the City of Dade City. Nicole serves on the Board of the Federal Bar Association Federal Litigation Section and on The Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee. Nicole is a Past President of The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Though born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Nicole was raised here in the Tampa/Dade City area, where she currently lives with her twin boys.

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