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Judge Jocelyn Newman Biography

Jocelyn Newman is an at-large judge of the South Carolina Circuit Courts. She was elected as a Circuit Court judge by the South Carolina General Assembly in February 2016. She was re-elected on February 3, 2021, to a term expiring in 2027.

Judge Newman attended public school in Columbia, where she graduated from Spring Valley High School. After beginning her college career at Duke University, she ultimately earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of South Carolina.

Judge Newman attended law school at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she was a Merit Scholar. While in law school, she completed a judicial internship for the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Newman received her Juris Doctor in 2004 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar the same year. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Newman began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for now-retired Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr. She also served as an Assistant Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit before entering private practice with the law firm of Richardson Plowden & Robinson, P.A. in Columbia. Judge Newman left Richardson Plowden in late 2015 and was subsequently elected to the Circuit Court bench on February 3, 2016.

Judge Newman has been very active in the legal community. She has served on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, as a Member of the Friends Advisory Board of the Ronald McDonald House, as an Associate Member of the South Carolina Board of Law Examiners, and as a member and treasurer for the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. She is a member of the Richland County Bar Association, S.C. Black Lawyers Association, S.C. Women Lawyers Association.

She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and American Mensa. She attends I. DeQuincey Newman United Methodist Church in Columbia, according to her South Carolina Circuit Courts biography.

Judge Jocelyn Newman Age

Jocelyn Newman was born in 1977 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jocelyn Newman Family

She is the daughter of fellow Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable Clifton Newman and Patricia Blanton Newman. She has three siblings – sister Kellee Newman and brothers Corwyn and the late Brian DeQuincey Newman.

Judge Jocelyn Newman Salary

The Honorable Jocelyn Newman earns an annual salary of $196,752.00 as a Circuit Court Judge.

Judge Jocelyn Newman Political Party

Circuit Court Judge Jocelyn Newman is nonpartisan. She has presided over cases involving the South Carolina Democratic Party, Republican Party and Labor Party.