Faculty Profile: Martha G. Newton
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Martha Newton is the Rules Attorney at the Supreme Court of Texas. Martha received her undergraduate degree in French from the University of Texas in 2001 and her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004. During law school, Martha served as a Notes Editor on the Texas Law Review. Following graduation, Martha clerked for the Hon. Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Martha then worked in the appellate practice group of Baker Botts, L.L.P. in the Houston and Austin offices for over five years. While in private practice, Martha was named as a Texas Rising Star from 2008-2011. Martha joined the staff of the Supreme Court as the Mandamus Attorney in 2011. She became the Court’s eighth Rules Attorney in September 2013. As Rules Attorney, Martha serves as a liaison between the Court and the bar on all matters involving local or statewide rules.