Talmage E. Newton, IV

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Newton Barth, LLP
 | 555 Washington Ave., Suite 420
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-391-2552
Fax: 314-762-6710
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Trial attorney Talmage E. Newton, IV, is the founding partner of the Newton Barth, LLP, law firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Licensed to practice in Illinois as well as Missouri, Mr. Newton represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Criminal defense

· Federal criminal defense

· Personal injury

During his more than 15 years in practice, Mr. Newton has achieved notable success helping his clients protect their rights and preserve their freedom and liberties in the face of serious criminal accusations. He has handled all types of criminal law cases, from drug crimes and violent crimes to federal white collar crimes such as fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and more. He also has extensive experience with alcohol-related crimes and traffic violations, and he has successfully handled numerous appeals and post-conviction relief matters for his clients.

As a civil trial lawyer, Mr. Newton has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for those suffering from someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. He has recovered numerous substantial awards for his plaintiff clients while helping them achieve the justice they deserve. Recognized for his success, he has earned top ratings from his peers, and he received the 2012 Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Advocacy from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Evansville, Mr. Newton attended the University of Missouri School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with honors in 2004. While in law school he received the Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy, and he graduated The Order of Barristers.

Along with practicing before all Missouri and Illinois state courts, Mr. Newton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Southern District of Illinois, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. He also practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Newton is member of the Board and the Amicus Curiae Appellate Counsel of the Missouri Association of Criminal Justice. He also serves as Leader Panel Attorney for the Federal Criminal Justice Act and as Special Counsel to the Missouri State Public Defender's Office.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Felony, Sex Offenses


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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About Talmage Newton, IV

Admitted: 2004, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://newtonbarth.com/member/talmage-newton/


  • Selected as a Rising Star in Missouri and Kansas by Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
  • Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Order of the Barristers
  • The 2012 Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Advocacy – Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri State Public Defender’s Office (Special Counsel)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act (Lead Panel Attorney)
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board Member & Amicus Curiae Appellate Counsel)
  • Arkansas (Eastern & Western)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (7th and 8th Circuits)
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois (Southern)
  • U.S. District Courts – Missouri (Eastern and Western)
  • Illinois Bar

Educational Background:

  • University of Evansville, B.A., Political Science
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Office Location for Talmage E. Newton, IV

555 Washington Ave.
Suite 420
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-391-2552

Fax: 314-762-6710

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Last Updated: 12/5/2019

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