J. Jefferson “Jeff” Newton was raised in North Carolina. Jeff graduated from Campbell University in 1980 and Campbell University School of Law in 1983. He was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1983 and began his legal career in Beaufort that same year.Jeff is Dual Board Certified in Civil Trial and Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Mediator in State Civil Superior Court Actions, Matters Before the Clerk, State Workers’ Compensation Actions, and Federal District Court Civil Actions in Eastern and Western North Carolina, and a Certified Arbitrator in State District Court Civil Actions.Jeff has also been named a North Carolina Super Lawyer from 2009 to 2016, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 North Carolina Trial Lawyers from 2009 to 2016, a Charter Barrister of the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court, and is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Debbra J. “Debb” Arter-Newton was raised in Pennsylvania and came to North Carolina in 1994. She is fond of the saying, “I wasn’t lucky enough to be raised in North Carolina, but I got here as quickly as I could”. Debb is now in her twenty third year with Newton Law Firm, having also worked in Jackson, Wyoming and Charlotte, North Carolina. She became a Certified Paralegal in 2005 and was in the first class of Paralegals to be certified by the North Carolina State Bar. Debb has been asked to lecture both aspiring Paralegals and practicing Court Reporters.