Law Firm Overview

Carol A. Newman

Carol A. Newman, Attorney at law, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, a magna cum laude graduate from the University of New Orleans, and a 1984 Loyola Law School graduate receiving her juris doctorate degree. Ms. Newman began her private law practice in 1985 and has obtained extensive experience in the area of real estate law, providing closing services from a wide range of clients, such as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Port of New Orleans, Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Development Foundation, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, numerous community development foundations, and thousands of residential and commercial real estate transactions. Because of her 30 years of experience and her commitment to the integrity of the law, Attorney Newman has been recognized by several State Courts as an expert witness in the area of real estate law. She has been a faculty member at numerous continuing legal education seminars speaking on such topics as "Wills and Estate Planning"... "How to Prepare a HUD-1 Settlement Statement"... "Real Estate Closings," etc... Ms. Newman also has extensive experience in the area of Wills and Estates. Attorney Newman litigates cases involving real estate, wills, the administration of estates, interdictions, tutorships, and related matters. Ms. Newman is also a licensed title insurance agent for Fidelity/Commonwealth Title Insurance Company and WFG National title Insurance Company, providing title insurance coverage to thousands of homeowners and businesses throughout the State of Louisiana. Attorney Newman is very active in the local community. She is a 2012 - 2013 National Top Ten Business Woman for the American Business Women's Association and a board member of the ABWA/LeCapitale Chapter (Baton Rouge), a member of the Property Advisory Committee for The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, an Executive Board Member of The Louisiana Homebuyer Training Collaborative, LLC, and a member of The Louisiana Homebuyer Training Certification Committee.

Carol A. Newman, a Professional Law Corporation has a very professional legal team that includes experienced attorneys, as well as friendly and knowledgeable legal and notarial assistants. Her law firm understands the intricacies of family relationships and the importance of insuring a flawless and enjoyable experience for both buyers and sellers in a real estate transaction. The firm provides legal services for real estate, wills and estate planning designed to meet you and your family's needs. Her law firm also handles litigation that may arise to clear any real estate title issues and any adversarial issues that may arise during the probate process. Ms. Newman can even provide title insurance on any real estate transactions done at her law firm. Carol Newman Attorney at law has one goal - to provide you and your loved ones with well-deserved peace of mind.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate 40%

Business & Commercial Law 10%

Probate and Estate Administration 50%

Honors and Awards

Who's Who in the National Registers Executives and Professionals. 2004-2009

First Place - Mayor's 2000 Golden Hammer Award for Title Company of the Year, 2000- Present

Who's Who Among American Practicing Attorneys, 1989

Fellowship in the Institute of Politics, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1985

National Top Ten Business Wman in the American Business Women's Association 2012 - 2013

Classes and Seminars

First Time Homebuyer Seminars (The Closing Process), the Jefferson Housing Foundation, 1994

First Time Homebuyer Training and Finance Literacy Program, Neighborhood Development Foundation and Consumer Credit Counseling, 1996t

Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Topics include Real Estate, Successions, Probate, Formation of Business Entities, Etc.), Louisiana State Bar, 2002 - Present

Continuing Legal Education Seminar, The National Business Institute, 2004

Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services, (Wills and Estate Planning), (HUD I Uniform Settlement Statement), (Problems Arising at or prior to Closing and How to Resolve Them) 2003 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

LaCapitale Chapter of the American Business Association, 2006 - Present

Member of the Property Advisory Board for The Preservation Resource Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997 - Present

Executive Board Member of the Louisiana Homebuyer Training Certification Committee, 1995 - Present

Representative Clients

The Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

The Port of New Orleans

The Housing Authority of New Orleans

Liberty Bank and Trust Corporation

Whitney National Bank

Chase National Bank

Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation

Habitat for Humanity

Seventh Ward Community Services Corporation, Inc.

Ninth Ward Development Corporation

Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE)

The Peoples Community Organization

Neighborhood Development foundation

Ancillary Businesses

Newman Title Insurance Agency

Notary Public

West Practice Categories

Foreclosure & Alternatives, Lending & Secured Transactions, Loan Workouts, Commercial Leasing, Business Organizations, Dissolution, Formation & Business Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Trusts, Wills, Title Insurance, State Trial Practice, Estate Administration, Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Conveyancing, Landlord/Tenant, Residential Real Estate

Services Overview

Real Estate Closings / Curative Title Work

Successions / Probate / Estate Planning



Notarial Services


Business Formation

General Legal Consultations


Power of Attorney

Contact Us

New Orleans Address:
813 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA. 70118
Telephone: (504) 861-0008
FAX: (504) 861-0014

Baton Rouge Address:
10124 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA. 70809
Telephone: (225) 272-4848
FAX: (225) 272-4864