Robert Newell knew that he wanted to practice criminal law. In law school, Robert made it a point to take every criminal law course offered, and he interned during his summers for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and the Orange County California Attorney’s Office.
After admission to the Arizona Bar, Robert went to work in a small firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. He worked exclusively on criminal cases, from the pettiest misdemeanors in city court to the capital murder Baseline Killer case.
In 2012, Robert came to Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb where he continues to represent defendants in courts across Maricopa County and beyond. Robert has appeared in almost every Justice and City court in Maricopa County, as well as frequent appearances in the Superior Court.
The best thing Robert got out of law school was his wife, Natalie, who also is an attorney at Gillespie, Shields, Durrant, and Goldfarb. They met on the first day of law school and have been inseparable ever since. Robert is the proud father of two children, a boy and a girl. In his infrequent leisure time, he enjoys reading novels and watching college football.
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