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Stephen G. Newman

Stephen G. Newman

Location:
Jefferson City, Missouri
Phone:
573-298-4313
Fax:
573-636-3306
Email:

Stephen G. Newman is a shareholder of Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C. His practice emphasizes estate planning, trust settlement and probate administration. He also handles administrative regulatory work for members of the motor carrier industry before federal and state agencies.  He also provides business law services.

Mr. Newman is a member of the Missouri Bar and Cole County Bar Association. He is also a member of Wealth Counsel, LLC and the Probate and Trust Law Committee of the Missouri Bar. He started the Cole County Estate Planning and Financial Advisors Council which regularly meets to discuss current estate and financial planning issues.

A recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1991, Mr. Newman was named Rotarian of the Year for 1994. He served on the Jefferson City Board of Education from 1996-2005, and was President from 1999-2000. He is a past chair and member of the Planned Giving Committee of the Capital Region Medical Center Foundation.  He is a lifetime member of the Board of Governors for Capital Region Medical Center. 

Mr. Newman donated his legal services to establish the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation in 1998 and served on the board of directors and as chairman of the endowment fund for 11 years.  He was inducted into the Foundation's Hall of Leaders in September, 2010.  He also donated his legal services to establish the First United Methodist Church Foundation, served on its board of directors since its inception in 1998 to 2004 and served as president of the Foundation from 2002-2004.  He donated his legal services to establish the Jefferson City Rotary Club Local Community Foundation in 1991, and served on the board of directors as President.

Mr. Newman was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1954 and has been a resident of Jefferson City most of his life. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 from Missouri University in Columbia, graduating summa cum laude. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his juris doctor in 1980 from Missouri University in Columbia. He and his wife have three daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Trust Settlement
  • Probate Administration
  • Motor Carrier Transportation Law
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1981

Education

  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • Missouri University, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean's List - 8 Semesters
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Missouri School Board Association Annual Conference, Lake Ozarks, Missouri, "Creating a Public School Foundation: Best First Steps", October 21, 2005
  • Missouri School Board Association Annual Conference, Lake Ozarks, Missouri, "Growing a Public School Foundation: Best Next Steps", October 21, 2005
  • National School Foundation's Inaugural Conference on K-12 Education Foundations, Chicago, Illinois, "I Wish That We Had Known These Things 8 Years Ago", April 7, 2006
  • Missouri Association of School Administrators Spring Conference, Lake Ozark, Missouri, "Benefits of Establishing a School Foundation and How to Do It", April 10, 2006
  • Missouri Association of School Administrators Spring Conference, Lake Ozark, Missouri, "School Foundations - Get One Started", April 12, 2007
  • River City Habitat for Humanity, "The Value of a Will", October 27, 2009
  • River City Habitat for Humanity, "The Value of a Will", February 22, 2011
  • Missouri Bar Estate and Trust Institute, "Ethical Scenarios", September 2, 2010
  • NBI, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, May 25, 2011
  • NBI, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important, June 26, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Rotarian of the Year from Jefferson City, Missouri Rotary Club, 1994
  • Outstanding Volunteer from the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation, 2010
  • Paul Harris Fellow Plus 3 from Rotary Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rotary, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Member, 1981 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Board of Trustees, 2012 - present; Member and Treasurer
  • Cole County Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel, LLC, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member, 1987 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Brydon, Swearengen & England, 1980 - 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Capital Region Medical Center, Board of Governors
  • Cole County Estate Planning and Financial Advisors Council; Chairman
  • Sons of the American Revolution - Christopher Casey Chapter; President 2012-2013
  • Reader, Wolfner Library for the Blind

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