Graham Newman, formerly of Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A., has joined Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. Newman adds his experience to the Columbia-based firmís complex litigation practice team. Newman focuses on class actions, business and contract litigation, insurance dispute cases, consumer protection cases and product liability cases in both state and federal court. Originally from Sumter, Newman attended the University of South Carolina Honors College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated in 2001. Newman received the J. Strom Thurmond Scholarship to the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was awarded a Juris Doctor in 2004. He was admitted to the Bar the same year. Newman clerked for the Honorable Howard P. King, Circuit Judge, before becoming a Sumter County public defender. Chappell, Smith & Arden was founded more than two decades ago and now has offices in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken, Florence and Charleston. The firmís attorneys are licensed to practice in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and the District of Columbia.

Newman joins lawyer firm out of Columbia