Elected Member

Brent E. Newton

Gaithersburg, MD
Gerger, Hennessy & McFarlane
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Columbia Law School

Brent E. Newton is of counsel at Gerger, Hennessy, and McFarlane. From 2009 until early 2019, he was the deputy director of staff at the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. Before working with the Commission, he was a public defender for nearly two decades.  He serves as an adjunct professor of law at both American University and Georgetown University.  He is the author of three books on criminal law and procedure and many law review articles and book chapters.


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Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Habeas Corpus (Constitutional Law)
Trials (Litigation)
Appellate Practice & Procedure (Litigation)