Timothy J. Newton

Timothy J. Newton

Special Counsel

“Please accept my belated but heartfelt thanks for your wonderful work in crafting — on painfully short notice — a splendid amicus brief. This will be very helpful to the Court….”

A former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit wrote that in a thank you note to Timothy J. Newton. They worked together in early 2017, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case.

Those kind words speak to the focus of Tim’s law practice — navigating complex and technical litigation in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Tim is Special Counsel at Murphy & Grantland. His practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith cases. Tim also provides consulting and briefing assistance in motions practice in a broad variety of defense and coverage cases handled by this firm and has experience in drafting insurance coverage contracts.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim served as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals and clerked for the Honorable John W. Kittredge. He and his wife Olivia live in the Cayce area.

Timothy J. Newton

Phone: 803-782-4100 ext. 1242
Direct Dial: 803-454-1242
Fax: 803-782-4140
Email: TNewton@murphygrantland.com


Suzanne Rodriguez
Direct Dial: 803-482-4100 ext. 1261.


Louisiana State University, B.A.
Wayne State University, M.A.
University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, cum laude

  • Research editor, South Carolina Law Review
  • Honor Counsel
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Coif
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • G.G. Dowling Student Award for service
  • Student Chapter president, Federalist Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • G.O.P. Law Society