Bradley Partner Kevin Newsom Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that President Donald Trump has nominated Kevin C. Newsom to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Newsom serves as the chair of Bradley’s appellate group.

“We are very proud of our partner Kevin Newsom, and we congratulate him on his nomination by President Trump. Kevin is an excellent candidate for this federal judgeship; his impeccable qualifications and appellate skills have repeatedly earned him our clients’ and lawyers’ respect,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.

Before joining the firm, Kevin served as Alabama's Solicitor General from 2003 to 2007, in which capacity he directed the State's litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Alabama Supreme Court. Mr. Newsom has argued four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, filed amicus curiae briefs in many others, and authored numerous certiorari-stage briefs. He has also argued more than 35 cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits, as well as in state supreme and appellate courts and a Native American tribal appellate court. He regularly briefs and argues critical motions in trial courts, as well as proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

In 2011 and 2014, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Mr. Newsom to the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, which studies and advises the Judicial Conference of the U.S. concerning amendments and improvements to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Mr. Newsom is one of only three private practitioners on the 10-person committee. Further, he has been recognized by The American Lawyer, Law360, Chambers USA, and The Best Lawyers in America. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Newsom clerked for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and from 2000 to 2001, he clerked for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.