Molly Newton and William Turner met while working at the Arlington County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Ms. Newton served as the Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, the second highest ranking prosecutor in the county, focusing on the prosecution of homicide, violent sex offenses, and other high-profile cases. Mr. Turner specialized in the prosecution of Internet crimes against children, narcotics offenses, and serious motor vehicle crimes. They found that their respective skills complemented each other's, and often collaborated on high-stakes criminal cases.
Over the years, they noticed an unfortunate pattern emerge for criminal defendants: cases that should have proceeded to trial would often resolve by a plea agreement that favored the prosecution. Although many factors were at work, an inexperienced or reluctant defense attorney often contributed to the outcome.
Newton Turner opened its doors with the belief that individuals facing criminal allegations need confident, talented, and experienced attorneys to develop a winning strategy and to argue their case persuasively. We are a boutique criminal law practice that combines extensive knowledge of and experience in criminal law with proficiency at trial to achieve outstanding results for clients.
Molly Newton is the former Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Arlington County and Falls Church, VA. Ms. Newton is one of the most highly-regarded trial attorneys in Northern Virginia, having won numerous jury trials, including high-profile sex crimes and first degree murder.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1991
B.A., Political Science, 1985
Activities & Affiliations
• Arlington County Bar Association, Member of Judicial Selection Committee
• Arlington Children's Advocacy Center, Founding Member
• Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Guest Lecturer
William Turner is a former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for multiple Virginia jurisdictions and an accomplished trial lawyer. As a former prosecutor who has successfully built thousands of cases over five years, Mr. Turner offers clients an insider's view into how to respond to and defend against a government prosecution. He has taught classes on criminal law and procedure to several law enforcement agencies, and currently serves as a coach for George Mason University Law School's Trial Advocacy Program. Mr. Turner has been awarded The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in Criminal Defense designation for Virginia every year since entering private practice.
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2011
B.A., Government, 2005
Activities & Affiliations
• George Mason University School of Law, Trial Advocacy Coach
• Arlington County Bar Association, Elected Member of Judicial Selection Committee
• The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
• Virginia and Washington, DC