Newton Hired as Leesburg’s Deputy Town Attorney

Christine M. Newton has joined the town staff as the new deputy town attorney.

            Newton has worked for a private legal practice in Leesburg since 2011, most recently as a shareholder at Turner & Kinney, a general civil and business practice. Her work focused on addressing the legal needs of professional and business clients in a wide range of matters, including commercial real estate, contracts, and business formations and transactions.

The western New York native also practiced law for several years in the Empire State following her graduation from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 1994. Newton served as an assistant county attorney in Wyoming County, NY, representing and advising the county hospital, building department, and department of health. She was also associated with a private law firm, where she assisted individual, corporate, and municipal clients with both litigation matters and transactional needs.

She and her family have lived in Leesburg since 2005. In her years in town, Newton has been active in several civic, school, church, and athletic organizations. She is a member of the Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees and previously served on the Rust Library Advisory Board. Newton also serves as the president of the Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, and as parliamentarian of the Loudoun County Bar Association.

One thought on “Newton Hired as Leesburg’s Deputy Town Attorney

  • 2019-08-30 at 12:41 pm

    Quite qualified, but Loudoun Now should note to readers that she was appointed to the library board by Ms. Umstattd, a Democrat. (I reappointed a Democrat to the position when I was supervisor, but she never became a town employee, and she was a fantastic trustee of the library). Therefore, I have to ask – is Ms. Newton an active Democrat as was her boss, Barbara Notar? If so, do we have another case of creeping cronyism at Town Hall? In my view, the town attorney and deputy should be civil servants with no tinge of involvement in partisan politics in their backgrounds. And, in my view, Ms. Notar is an unofficial political adviser to Mayor Burk and Dem councilmembers. In fact. she contributed to Kelly’s campaign years ago . A number of other town staff have been involved in local politics, too. And they should not be.

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