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Have you or a family member suffered a needless catastrophic injury?

Our clients come from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and experiences. But they all share one thing: they’ve experienced a needless, catastrophic injury.

At Newsome Melton, we specialize in helping people with serious and complex cases. We have the resources and the expertise to hold even the most powerful corporations accountable for their actions.

Over$341, 000, 000recovered

Newsome Melton law firm has recovered over 341 million dollars for their clients.

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Defective Tires

A vehicle’s tires may be considered its most important safety feature. They serve as the contact point between the road and the vehicle, directly influencing the vehicle’s steering and handling, stability, traction, and braking systems. The effects of tire failure can be devastating. When a tire experiences abrupt failure, the driver may lose control of the vehicle while on the road. This is particularly dangerous

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Defective Airbags

While airbags save thousands of lives each year, they also cause serious injuries and even death when they operate improperly due to a defect. During an accident, airbags are designed to deploy in a fraction of a second. This instant deployment requires incredible force and speed—up to 2,000 pounds of pressure released at 200 miles per hour. The combination of incredible force and speed is

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits allow the families of someone who was killed by the negligence or other actionable conduct of someone else to receive financial compensation for their loss. Every state has its own unique wrongful death laws, so it is very important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to determine if and how a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued. The Personal Representative

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is defined as a negligent act or omission by a medical professional that causes harm to a patient. When you see a doctor or other medical professional for an injury or illness, you expect a certain standard of care. Doctors, nurses, dentists, mental health providers, therapists, and other medical professionals who make errors or fail to provide care that meets an acceptable standard

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Government Fraud

During the Civil War, profiteers infamously sold saw dust and sick horses to the army, prompting President Lincoln to push for the enactment of the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act, which still exists today, provides a legal mechanism (referred to as a “qui tam lawsuit”) for whistleblowers to come forward with information showing that the government has been defrauded. The government then has

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Class Action

Our firm has always dedicated itself to protecting consumers from the harmful effects of corporations acting in a manner which places their profits over individuals.  Our class action practice serves to further this mission by seeking out justice for large groups of consumers who have been defrauded by predatory companies. By allowing people who have suffered similar wrongs to band together to share costs and

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Vehicle Accidents

Newsome Melton Law, based in Orlando, is experienced in representing victims of auto accidents and other vehicle accidents. Vehicle accidents totaled 5,811,000 nationwide in 2008, injuring approximately 3 million people. Vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries and more than 2 million people were permanently injured in 2008 as a result. In Florida, there were 2,978 fatalities from vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway

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Defective Drugs

Prescription drugs are supposed to help treat maladies, prevent or relieve symptoms, lessen the chance of sickness, or even cure illness. Unfortunately, there are times that the drug itself causes damage or increases the risk of suffering illness to the point that people are better off not taking it. These are known as “defective drugs.” FDA Approval Legal drugs are supposed to go through extensive

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Consumer Help

As the elderly population in the United States continues to rise and families opt for nursing home care over in-home services, ensuring our elderly population is properly cared for is more important today than ever before. The term “nursing home” often conjures negative images, as we commonly associate such places with the waste and loneliness that marked early facilities.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury is a category of tort law which provides an opportunity for those harmed by the actions or omissions of others to pursue their rights to compensation for such injuries. The personal injury practice area comprises a large portion of civil litigation in the American legal system, and can include cases involving everything from slip and fall accidents to those based on insurance coverage

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"After my mother was rendered a quadriplegic in a horrific crash caused by a defective tire, our family was devastated. Newsome Melton helped our mother and my family through every step of the way by making us feel like a family from day one and never treated us like we were just clients. We are grateful to have been surrounded by a team that value professionalism, friendship and integrity. Therefore, we are very thankful for all of your support and assistance during this difficult time for our family."

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At the Newsome Melton law firm, we don't just try cases, we get answers. With a team of the absolute top lawyers on the east coast, you can be sure that your case gets the attention it deserves.


Honors and Awards

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell,

2004 to 2014

Best Lawyers in America,

2003 to 2015

Member of The Summit Council, “Best Plaintiff’s Lawyers in the United States”

2012 to Present

Florida’s Legal Elite,

2012 to Present

Orlando Magazine, “Top Lawyers in Orlando”,

2004 to Present

Avvo Rated 10 out of 10

Past President, Orlando Federal Bar Association,


Past President, Florida Justice Association,

2009 to 2010

Past Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice,

2003 to 2004

United States Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney,

1989 to 1993

U.S. News “Best Law Firms”

2011 to Present

United States Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award,


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