Law wasn’t always going to be my path. In my final year of college, though, I discovered my passion for criminal justice. After earning my J.D. from Appalachian School of Law in 2011, I opened this firm to help people in Chattanooga and the rest of Tennessee seek justice and a brighter future.
I help clients navigate their legal issues—from facing charges of DUI, to understanding the legal complexities of mental health, to seeking a path forward after accusations of assault.
I know what it’s like to feel nervous around lawyers. That’s why I make it my goal to listen to your story, understand your situation, and make you feel comfortable.
I pride myself on offering incredibly responsive legal services. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, reach out to me. I’ll be here to help.
When we work together, I make sure to clearly explain every aspect of your situation and every option available to you. I’ll tell you the truth to help you move forward.
Treating you with respect is key to my practice. I form strong, meaningful partnerships with each of my clients because I know what it’s like to need someone in your corner. When it comes time to make crucial decisions, we’ll work together to seek justice.
There are some choices in the criminal justice process that only you can make. I’ll inform you of the possible effects of each of your actions, making sure you understand each step along the way. You deserve straightforward guidance and no-nonsense counsel.
I never keep clients in the dark. From the very first moment you reach out to me to the very end of the process, I’ll explain the reasoning behind the custom legal strategies I’ve crafted for you. In criminal defense, knowledge really is power.
As one of a few criminal defense lawyers in Hamilton County with experience in cases involving special needs, I know that mental illness can play a role in your charges. Allow me to fight for you.
One of the most upstanding attorneys you'll ever meet. Feel confident knowing that Zak Newman is zealously protecting your rights to the fullest extent of the law.
I was very lucky to have Mr. Newman recommended to me. He not only gave my case plenty of attention, he got me the best possible outcome! Zak is very sharp, easy to communicate with, and most importantly he wants to help and never made my case feel less than a top priority.
Zak is one of the most tenacious attorneys I know when it comes to advocating for his clients. He is willing to do anything to reach the best outcome.
Zak is a gem of a lawyer, hardworking, passionate, communicative. If you are in legal need, set up a consultation.
Client was accused of felonies that both carry 15-25 years to serve in department of corrections. Case involved DNA proof for identification.
Client was accused of a felony that requires 8-12 years to serve in the Department of Corrections.
The State sought to Commit Client to a Mental health facility in relation to his criminal charges for indefinite amount of time.