John P. Newton is a partner at the Law Offices of Mayer & Newton, where his areas of practice include business bankruptcy and consumer bankruptcy law. Mr. Newton specializes in small business cases.
John has been licensed in Tennessee since 1984 and has filed thousands of consumer bankruptcy cases as well as been a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Eastern District of Tennessee since 1985. Mr. Newton is admitted to the Federal Court and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
John earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degree in Finance, as well as his law degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist. He has lectured to various professional groups on collections and bankruptcy issues.
Originally from the state of Michigan, Mr. Newton is a former All-American and Letterman as a swimmer with the University of Tennessee. He swam as a member of The UT 1978 National Championship team.
Mr. Newton helped set several American and World records in National and International swim competitions for the University of Tennessee and the United States, including the 1979 Pan Am Games. After his collegiate career, Mr. Newton continued to be involved in local swimming while coaching at the Webb School, Sevier County High School and Cherokee Country Club Team, as well as a student assistant for the UT Swim Team.
Mr. Newton is a member of the Gettysvue Country Club and enjoys spending time with his family.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I enjoy all University of Tennessee sports, traveling, and spending time with my family.
What is your favorite restaurant?
One of my favorites is next door, Aubrey’s.
What led you to bankruptcy?
My background with two degrees in finance from the University of Tennessee. I started handling creditor cases representing business and lenders. I was appointed as a Chapter 7 Trustee in 1985 which interested me in representing individuals and business filing for bankruptcy in my own practice. Bankruptcy involves legal work in various areas such as property law, secured transactions, tax, estates, civil litigation as well as state and Federal statutory law.