The San Fernando Valley Bar Association is made up of more than 2,000 members, each of whom brings a wealth of wide-ranging experience and talents―both professional and personal―to their work in our community. The SFVBA spotlights a member of the Bar to recognize those individuals and put a face on our diverse Bar Association.

Carol L. Newman

Alleguez Newman Goodstein LLP

Woodland Hills

Carol L. Newman has been a practicing attorney for 42 years.

After having her own law firm for 18 years, Newman became a partner in the law firm of Alleguez & Newman, LLP in 2012 focusing on real estate and business litigation, palimony, cohabitation agreements, and legal issues relating to unmarried couples.

She began practicing law as an antitrust prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in 1977, and spent three years in that position in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles before going into the private sector.

Before opening her own law firm in 1994, she was a partner in two law firms, Rosen, Wachtell and Gilbert and the national law firm Keck, Mahin & Cate.

A past President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, she is currently co-chair of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, a Los Angeles-based advocacy group for the Neighborhood Councils.

Newman is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University with a BA and MA in English and American Literature. She attended Harvard Law School and is a graduate of George Washington University Law School, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Law Review.