Carla W. Newton


Carla's business and commercial law background provides an important component to her work as a family law practitioner in Springfield and throughout Massachusetts.  By combining her respect for the importance of families with an understanding of how businesses function, Carla concentrates a large part of her practice representing business owners or their spouses as they work through the challenges of divorce or other family matters.  

With litigation available as a last resort, she works to resolve the majority of her cases through collaborative law, mediation, or just plain face-to-face negotiation, always focusing on direct, client based case strategies designed to meet her client's goals.

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09/13/2013
Robinson Donovan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
Springfield firm sees seven lawyers named to prestigious list in ten categories

11/12/2012
Robinson Donovan, P.C. Named as One of the 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms by Martindale-Hubbell
Robinson Donovan, P.C. has been named as one of the 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms. To be eligible as a 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm, the firm must have a minimum of 10 attorneys and at least 33% of their attorneys having achieved an AV® Preeminent ™ rating.

11/05/2012
Robinson Donovan One of U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Law Firms
Third Consecutive Year
Robinson Donovan has been named Best Law Firm in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Law Firms rankings.

07/18/2010
Decision Clarifies Status Under MA Law
by Carla W. Newton, Esq.
The SJC has now established criteria for the enforcement of what will be known as "marital" agreements and which differs from the criteria for enforcement of prenuptial agreements or separation agreements.

02/02/2010
Attorney Carla Newton to Speak at MCLE Seminar on "Sophisticated Issues in Western Massachusetts Family Law Practice".
Carla W. Newton will be a speaker at an all day MCLE seminar on "Sophisticated Issues in Western Massachusetts Family Law Practice".

08/25/2009
Attorney Carla Newton to Speak at MCLE Alimony Summit
Attorney Carla Newton featured speaker at MCLE Alimony Summit

05/12/2009
Attorney Carla Newton Completes Second-Tier Training in Collaborative Practice
Attorney Carla Newton Recently Completed Training in Collaborative Practice

12/04/2008
Attorney Carla Newton Completes Advanced Training in Collaborative Practice
Attorney Carla Newton has recently training in Advanced Training in Collaborative Practice Law

08/03/2006
Legal Experts - RD Attorneys Give Seminars for Legal and Business Groups.
Five Robinson Donovan attorneys contribute their expertise to educate various legal and business groups on a wide variety of legal topics.

10/01/2005
Newton Promoted to Chair of SPHS Trustees
Carla Newton elected chair of the board of trustees of Sisters of Providence Health System.

07/24/2005
Carla Newton Elected Chairwoman of Sisters of Providence Health System Board of Trustees
Carla Newton elected chair of the board of trustees of Sisters of Providence Health System.

06/13/2005
A Useful Tool: Prenuptial Agreements Can Protect Business Interests
What business owners, especially those in a family business, must consider when getting divorced.

05/16/2005
Making Her Case: Carla Newton Focuses Her Career and Community Work on Family
Carla Newton talks about the new trend toward Collaborative Law and mediation. How did she come to specialize in family law, as well as banking and corporate law?

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Phone (413) 732-2301
Fax (413) 452-0396
Secretary:  Lori Baru
Paralegal:  Kathy Weller

Practice Areas:

Education:

  • Lesley College, B.A., 1972
  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1980
  • Boston University, L.L.M., 1990

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association

Honors & Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America

Associations:

  • The International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Lecturer/Panelist:

  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Elms Paralegal Program

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Sisters of Providence Health Systems
  • Trustee, Eastern States Exposition
  • Trustee, Service League Foundation
  • Former Member, Holyoke Housing Authority
  • Former President, Women's Partnership Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Former City Solicitor, Holyoke, MA
  • Former Member, Bay Path College Advisory Board