Carla W. Newton, Partner

Carla W. Newton

Carla’s business and commercial law background provides an important component to her work as a family law practitioner in Springfield and throughout Massachusetts. By combining her respect for the importance of families with an understanding of how businesses function, Carla concentrates a large part of her practice representing business owners or their spouses as they work through the challenges of divorce or other family matters.

With litigation available as a last resort, she works to resolve the majority of her cases through collaborative law, mediation, or just plain face-to-face negotiation, always focusing on direct, client-based case strategies designed to meet her client’s goals.

Carla W. Newton AV Preeminent




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Phone: (413) 732-2301
Fax: (413) 452-0396

Legal Assistant:  Lori Baru
Paralegal:  Kathy Weller

Practice Areas:


  • Lesley College, B.A., 1972
  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1980
  • Boston University, L.L.M., 1990

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association


  • The International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Honors & Awards:

  • Best Lawyers, 2013–Present
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Springfield, MA: Family Law, 2015
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2013–Present
  • Top 50: Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2015
  • St. Thomas More Society Honoree, 2013

Community Involvement:

  • Former Board Member, Sisters of Providence Health Systems
  • Trustee, Eastern States Exposition
  • Trustee, Service League Foundation
  • Former Member, Holyoke Housing Authority
  • Former President, Women’s Partnership Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Former City Solicitor, Holyoke, MA
  • Former Member, Bay Path College Advisory Board


  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Elms Paralegal Program

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