Doug Newborn Law Firm, PLLC

Doug Newborn Law Firm, PLLC

If it's important enough to hire an Attorney, hire a former Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer and U.S. Air Force JAG.

Firm Overview

We treat our clients as we would want to be treated.

We understand hiring an attorney is not everyone's idea of a fun thing to do. Because of this, we maintain open communication and you're not treated as just a number.

You matter, and you deserve to be treated as though you're our #1 client.
Main Office
Main Office
1 South Church Ave.
Suite 950
Tucson  AZ  85701
Phone
  • (520) 585-5525
Fax
  • (520) 585-5524
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
No, the charge is $50.00.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Most services can be offered for fixed fees. To be discussed on a case by case basis as each situation is unique.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday - 8:00AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday by Appointment, Closed Sunday
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English & Spanish
Estate Planning
Trust us to draft your Will, Living Will, Trust, and other Estate Planning documents.
It's not as expensive as you think and it will bring peace of mind to not only you, but your family.
The last thing you want your family to deal with after you're gone is a contested property and asset distribution.

While it's difficult to fully avoid probate (and by the way, "probate" is not a bad word), we can place a lot of your assets in a Trust, an LLC, or other available mechanisms to ensure a smooth property transition.
Probate
If you're the personal representative or executor of a loved one's estate, we can help you through the whole process and through all the decisions you now have to make.

If you're not the personal representative, we'll protect your interests.
First, I'm sorry for what you're going through with the loss of a loved one. Also, you're now stuck with having to make a lot of decisions and you might have friends and family members giving you different opinions on what to do. Worse yet, some of those opinions may be driven by selfish motives.

Let us help you through this difficult time.
Real Estate
Purchase and Sale
Change Ownership on a Title
Tax Liens
Eviction
Flipping Documents
Creative/Complex Property Transactions
Landlord/Tenant Issues
Land Use Regulations and Zoning
Litigation
Takings
Etc.
We think outside the box.

Are you a real estate investor and you're wondering how to protect your interests? We can help.

Are you a Tenant and your Landlord kept your security deposit (or more of it than they should have)? We can help.

Do you need to record a change in Title? I'm close enough to the Recorders office to walk there and take care of it for you.

Give us a chance to show you that we can take care of you and your real estate needs.
Business
Bankruptcy
Entity Formation or Dissolution
Add or Remove Members, Managers, or Officers
Purchase and Sale
Litigation
General Advice
Contract Review and Creation (Non-Disclosure Agreements, Employment Contract, Covenants Not To Compete)
Etc.
If you're currently operating a business as a sole proprietor, or are thinking about doing so, you need to drop everything you're doing and contact an attorney. You, and your assets, absolutely have to be protected by forming a Business, and by forming the right kind of Business. We can even be your statutory agent so you don't receive anything at your house if something comes up.

If you want to sell your business or purchase a business, we can help with that too. It is not just a simple contract. Many buyers can't get 100% financing and the owner has to self finance a portion, if not all, of the sale price. What happens if the buyer can't preform? What happens if the buyer tanks your business and then can't perform, leaving with with no money and no business? You need financial security during this time, and we can help provide that.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business are routinely intertwined. You need an attorney who can handle of these aspects and not hand you off to another attorney when things get uncomfortable.

Further, these practice areas allow for real and lasting relationships between an attorney and their client. Although we also do Bankruptcy and Personal Injury, those are areas of the law where the relationship that's cultivated between us ends after you get your discharge (in a Bankruptcy) or settlement (in Personal Injury). Beyond being in the business of law, we're in the business of building and maintaining lasting relationships.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, at $25 a page, which includes a legal review via phone and followed up by email or letter.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes. There are dangers in this, but we'll show you the risks and help you navigate them.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We encourage our clients to do as much research as they want, to ask as many questions as they want, and to hold us accountable for the information we provide by researching it themselves.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Although we are always prepared to litigate and will start there if you want (or if necessary), we try to resolve everything at the lowest level first. This doesn't have to be confrontational or adversarial. Typically, a professional phone call or email to the other side resolves many disputes and saves everyone the time and expense of litigation.

Our first method is to talk to the other attorney (if there is one) or other party to resolve the issue.

If that doesn't work, depending on the situation, we'll send demand letters, and we may possibly attach a draft complaint to show we're serious.

If that doesn't work, we'll file suit, and while filing suit, if Mediation or Arbitration is desired, we will start there.

In short, we will do what you want us to do, but we recommend starting at the lowest level first as that usually resolves things quicker and cheaper.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. I'm on track to exceed 150 hours of pro bono service this year, and that's just for one organization. This is nearly 10% of my billable hours.

I'm also on the Board for the State Bar of Arizona Military Legal Assistance Committee and participate in the ABA Military Pro Bono project, and others.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We strive to do everything at the lowest expense to our clients. We understand hiring a lawyer is a costly financial investment and we don't want our clients feeling as though they didn't receive a great value because the price was too high.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We treat you as though your client #1, regardless of how "big" your issue or case is. This is because we understand that any legal issue you have is a big deal to you and is sometimes one of the most stressful things someone is going through. You shouldn't be treated as though your problem or situation doesn't matter simply because we have other clients who might have a worse problem or more involved situation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

You'll have my work phone and personal email address. I am available to you on your terms, not on my terms.

I worked on a Nuclear Submarine where attention to detail literally means life and death. I kept that discipline and applied it to the JAG Corps, where I received Company Grade Officer of the Quarter in my first quarter while I was at Peterson Air Force Base, and I was nominated again during my time at Nellis Air Force Base. I now apply these disciplines, along with what I learned as an Air Force JAG Officer, to my law practice.

Doug Newborn

Doug is a former Navy Nuclear Submarine officer and Air Force JAG who worked with the Department of Defense and Department of State (the US Embassy in Kabul) while deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan to help draft the Status of Forces Agreement and Bilateral Security Agreement signed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in September 2014. Also, while Doug was deployed, he briefed a 1-Star General on developing Intelligence Law issues on a weekly basis, as well as (among other things) advising US Central Command on information releases regarding detainees and other sensitive records.

How does this help you? Doug knows how to manage multiple areas of the law while bringing efficiency and a unique personal touch. In other words, you won't be our only client, but our goal is to make you feel like you're our only client.

Although Doug didn't grow up in Tucson, he met his wife in Tucson while earning his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (in 3 years) from the University of Arizona College of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2012 where he earned the Ralph E. Long Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the College of Law in 2011, the Gonzales-Villarreal Bridge Program Award in 2012, and earned several other scholarships and awards (see his Avvo profile for more information).

While earning his Law Degree, Doug worked for the Law School's Veterans' Advocacy Clinic; Chief Judge John Roll's office in the Federal District Court in Tucson, Arizona; and Judge Eileen Hollowell's chambers at the Bankruptcy Court in Tucson, Arizona. Doug also argued an immigration/asylum case at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, under the Law School's Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate program. Doug was also an Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol 35, Issue 1), and worked with MBA students in the MBA & Law School's Law, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program where he acted as counsel for MBA students and volunteered his time at the Arizona Center for Innovation assisting current and future Entrepreneurs to develop and protect their rising enterprises.

On the side, Doug spends as much time as he can with his wife and four children, assists Churches, Schools, and Religious Non-Profits, and is an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, a First Amendment Legal Advocacy Organization.

Admissions:
Supreme Court of Arizona
Federal District of Arizona
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
License
  • Bar Number: 029688
    Arizona , 2012
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering , 2004
    Received degree in 3 years with an average course load of 19+ units per semester.
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2012
    Editor, Vol. 35, Issue 1, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
    Gonzales-Villarreal Bridge Program Award (2012)
    Ralph E. Long Memorial Award-Outstanding Contribution to the College of Law (2011)
    Honorable Mention, Excellence in Brief Writing Award-Advanced Appellate & Moot Court Competition (2011)
    Law School's Veterans' Advocacy Clinic
    Chief Judge John Roll's office-Federal District Court in Tucson, Arizona (2011)
    Outstanding Performance in Oral Argument Award-Persuasive Communication (2010)

Doug Newborn

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