Kevin S. Newton is an associate with the Law Offices of Mayer & Newton, where his areas of practice include consumer and business bankruptcy law.
Kevin graduated from Maryville College in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics (with minors in Business and Accounting). While enrolled at Maryville College, Kevin was a four-year letterman and member of the Maryville College baseball team. Mr. Newton received his J.D. from Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law in 2013 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2014. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Since being licensed, Kevin has focused his entire practice around debt relief and bankruptcy law. He has worked with, represented, and counseled debtors in over 7,000 bankruptcy cases while at Mayer and Newton. Kevin also volunteers his time at various local clinics that provide legal advice to victims of domestic violence, military service veterans, faith-based groups, etc. In each year since 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court has named Kevin an “Attorney for Justice” for his pro bono work. In 2019, he was awarded the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year – presented by Legal Aid of East Tennessee, who determined that Kevin has assisted or represented more clients from local clinics than any other attorney since 2018.
Mr. Newton is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association.
What are your personal interests?
My priority is spending time with my partner, family, and golden retriever Queso. When I’m not watching UT sports, I’m normally grilling out or enjoying some sunlight on a patio.
What led you to bankruptcy?
Financial hardships don’t discriminate and can arrive at unpredictable times. When they do, the resulting impact can seem insurmountable. My undergraduate studies in the midst of the late-2000s financial crisis – specifically on subprime mortgages, default rates, and high interest lending – helped to confirm that in real time. I developed a strong passion for assisting those facing economic difficulties, and I sought to build a practice that fuels that passion and (most importantly) brings relief to people and businesses in my community. Bankruptcy law can be a highly effective tool in providing a much needed fresh start to those in need – especially those victimized by bad-faith creditor practices. It demands equity and fairness amongst both debtors and creditors, involves walking clients through multiple facets of their finances, and requires knowledge in multiple aspects of law – all of which I appreciate.
What is your favorite music and/or artists?
Moon Taxi, Dirty Guv’nahs, tropical house music, yacht rock, soca music. Really anything with a good vibe.