Alleguez & Newman, LLP is a woman-owned, minority-owned law firm focusing on real estate litigation, business litigation, “Palimony” or “Marvin” cases (dealing with the rights and responsibilities of unmarried couples), and tort litigation. The partners of the firm have more than 65 years of combined legal experience.

Carol Newman has been practicing law since 1977. She is AV-rated and a 2015 Southern California Super Lawyer. After having her own law firm for 18 years, she became a partner in the law firm of Alleguez & Newman, LLP in 2012. Her practice focuses on real estate litigation, business litigation, and legal issues relating to unmarried couples (“palimony” or “Marvin” cases). She began practicing law as an antitrust prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice in 1977, and spent 3 years in that position in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles before going into the private sector. Before opening her own law firm in 1994, she was a partner in two law firms, including a national law firm.

Carol is currently the President of the 2000-member San Fernando Valley Bar Association, where she is its first LGBT President, and a member of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council. She is a former co-President of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles (formerly known as Lawyers for Human Rights). She is also a former board member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)-LA and California Women Lawyers. Carol is a summa cum laude graduate of Brown University, class of 1971, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year, and a graduate of George Washington University Law School, class of 1977, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Law Review.


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B.A./M.A., Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1971, English and American Literature, summa cum laude

J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1979, cum laude, Order of the Coif

Honors and Awards


2015 Southern California Super Lawyer

Professional Activity

President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2015-16

Former co-president, LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles (formerly lawyers for Human Rights), 1991