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Robert Newman


Robert joined Mike in 1982 to establish the Law Offices of Galligan & Newman. With over 40 years of experience, Robert specializes in the areas of domestic law, such as divorce, child custody and visitation, and adoptions, criminal defense, probate and estate planning, and local utility representation, including McMinnville Electric System and West Warren-Viola Utility District.

Robert is married to Marsha Newman, who is a retired principal of West Elementary School in McMinnville. They have four sons and four grandchildren. Robert enjoys cheering on the Tennessee Titans, spending time with his family, and tending to his cattle on his family farm in Viola.


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, J.D., 1982
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, D.Ph., 1977
  • Tennessee Technological University, B.S., Biology, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • McMinnville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Security Federal Savings Bank
  • Past President & Member of McMinnville Breakfast Rotary
  • Active Member of First United Methodist Church of McMinnville

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