Brent E. Newton, an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Texas, is a contributing editor for The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He clerked after finishing law school for Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the Fifth Circuit.
After years of representing death-row inmates in Texas and Florida, Newton is a recognized authority on criminal procedure. He has published several articles in The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, speaks often at CLE seminars, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches Remedies and Criminal Procedure.