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Newsome | Melton is the premier national law firm for product liability and complex litigation cases. Our attorney partners and clients rely on us to detect potential cases and get higher verdicts and settlements.

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Product Liability and Personal Injury Lawyer: Our Legacy Is Your Strategic Advantage.

We work closely with attorneys to uncover potential product liability cases. Our extensive knowledge in defective products means we understand the ‘cause and effect’ relationship to uncover the real problem beyond the original case presented.

Why partner with us? We know how to detect additional cases that other lawyers don’t see.

We ask the right questions to build the right case, and we win.

Our Legacy Is Your Strategic Advantage

Complex Product Cases Demand Expert Litigation.

We are the foremost experts in product defect cases. Difficult cases require uniquely skilled lawyers and experts, and our legacy for winning product liability cases is your distinct advantage.

Newsome | Melton supports attorneys in high-profile, high-value cases where co-counsel is needed. We discover potential additional cases you may not recognize in the original case, thus increasing the monetary value substantially for you and the client.

For Referring Attorneys: Read Our Liability Guide »

How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Case in Florida

Causes of Action in a Florida Product Liability Case

Defective Airbags-What You Should Know

Tire Safety Danger

What are the Remedies Available in a Product Liability Lawsuit

Storing Evidence in a Product Liability Case

URGENT WARNING for 2001-2003 Honda-Acura Owners

Do I Have a Defective Airbag Case

Tire Patch Plug Repair Kits

Do I Have a Defective Tire Case

Dangerous Tires- What You Need to Know

PSA- Your Car May Be Unsafe- How to Protect Yourself & Family

Michele Reed - Failure to Diagnose Stroke

Frank Melton - Exploding Samsung Batteries

How Do I Preserve Evidence in a Product Liability Case

How Do I Know if my Vehicle has been Recalled

Frank Melton - Takata Airbag Recalls & The NHSTA

Frank Melton - Electronic Vehicle Transmission Safety

How do I Determine the Age of my Tire

Do I Have a Lawsuit if my Airbag was Recalled

Do I Have a Lawsuit if my Tire was Recalled

Autonomous Commercial Trucks Are Currently in Beta Testing-Update for Consumer Advocates & Attorneys

Dangerous and Defective Airbags

Chain of Custody in a Product Liability Case

Cases We Handle

Takata Airbag Recall

The Takata airbag recall affects tens of millions of vehicles. The defective airbags may explode upon deployment and cause severe injuries. Learn what caused the defect, whether your vehicle is affected, and what to do next.

Defective Airbags Lawyer

When an airbag works properly, it can save your life. Defective airbags, however, may lead to serious injuries or death. If you or a loved one suffered injuries when your airbag malfunctioned, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation.

Defective Product Lawyer

Despite the large variety of measures used to prevent injury from manufactured products, defective products still injure a high number of Americans. Due to a combination of factors defective products are made and sold. Newsome Melton is working on behalf of consumer clients to investigate possible cases.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits allow the families of someone who was killed by the negligence or other actionable conduct of someone else to receive financial compensation for their loss. Every state has its own unique wrongful death laws, so it is very important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to determine if and how a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued. The Personal Representative

Government Fraud

False Claims Act During the Civil War, profiteers infamously sold saw dust and sick horses to the army, prompting President Lincoln to push for the enactment of the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act, which still exists today, provides a legal mechanism (referred to as a “qui tam lawsuit”) for whistleblowers to come forward with information showing that the government has been defrauded.

Consumer Help

As the elderly population in the United States continues to rise and families opt for nursing home care over in-home services, ensuring our elderly population is properly cared for is more important today than ever before. The term “nursing home” often conjures negative images, as we commonly associate such places with the waste and loneliness that marked early facilities.

Vehicle Accidents

Newsome Melton Law, based in Orlando, is experienced in representing victims of auto accidents and other vehicle accidents. Vehicle accidents totaled 5,811,000 nationwide in 2008, injuring approximately 3 million people. Vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries and more than 2 million people were permanently injured in 2008 as a result. In Florida, there were 2,978 fatalities from vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway

Personal Injury

Personal injury is a category of tort law which provides an opportunity for those harmed by the actions or omissions of others to pursue their rights to compensation for such injuries. The personal injury practice area comprises a large portion of civil litigation in the American legal system, and can include cases involving everything from slip and fall accidents to those based on insurance coverage

What Clients Are Saying

”We had a great experience with Newsome Melton. They were very professional and very caring. They were always very quick to respond.”


”After my mother was rendered a quadriplegic in a horrific crash caused by a defective tire, our family was devastated. Newsome Melton helped our mother and my family through every step of the way by making us feel like a family”


”I feel very fortunate to have found Newsome Melton to represent me in my lawsuit, and that they agreed to take on our case. They are the experts in the field of Product Liability, and have built a kind, compassionate and competent team. Each person I encountered, and the many who helped on my case were professional, knowledgeable and efficient. I appreciate their efforts on our behalf.”


”I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Newsome Melton, with special thanks to Frank Melton and his team for their patience, commitment and professionalism. Mr. Melton worked diligently on my case, and through the many surgeries, depositions, hearings and mediations, Frank never wavered. Even at times when a successful resolution seemed out of reach, Frank Melton persisted. Through his efforts and determination, my case came to a successful resolution! Thank you to Newsome Melton and a very special thanks to Frank Melton!”


“I can’t say enough about this law firm! I have never really interacted with lawyers before, so my perception of them was based on TV. This perception ended up being far from the truth. They were thorough, efficient, hardworking and always had my daughter’s best interest at heart. At times when I felt most vulnerable, they were there to talk me through it. Even if we had lost, I know Alex, Lara, Olivia and the rest of the team at Newsome Melton worked as hard and tirelessly as they could. We had an amazing outcome which wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for these phenomenal people. I would choose them 1000x again if I needed to. Alex and Team; Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”


“Rich Newsome, Frank Melton, and their wonderful staff are as good as they get. Top shelf trial lawyers and strong advocates for their clients.”

Peter Flowers, Meyers & Flowers REFERRING COUNCIL

“I had the good fortune to be introduced to Rich Newsome and his firm a few years ago. He flew out to our main offices around the country and conducted seminars highlighting important criteria for our staff and attorneys to look out for in automotive and defective products cases; and truly educated us on how to bring another dimension to our practice. Since identifying several cases nationwide, they have joined with us to co-counsel and give our clients an opportunity to seek justice they might never have had. More important than being a good attorney, Rich Newsome is just a good and caring person, and those values are echoed throughout the firm.”

Glen Lerner, Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys REFERRING COUNCIL

Meet the Team

The Newsome | Melton team represents the best talent in the industry for product liability cases. We believe the only way to operate is with transparency and integrity, working hand-in-hand with our attorney partners.

Effort is our differentiator: our people and our passion lead to life-changing results.

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Newsome | Melton is humbled to be recognized as leaders
in product liability and complex litigation, year after year.

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Win More with Trial School:
The Newsome | Melton Approach

Newsome | Melton founded Trial School out of a passion and obligation to teach trial lawyers sophisticated techniques to win product liability cases.

Founded on our winning legacy, Trial School is led by a team of subject matter experts, teaching the best trial advocacy methods to trial lawyers. Newsome | Melton wrote the book on product liability that trial attorneys can now reference to win cases.

Learn About Trial School

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Automakers can and should be held liable for ignoring modern safety tech Automakers have a duty to keep up with industry safety trends. But sometimes they choose not to do so, and instead elect to go with  cheap, but much more likely to defective, equipment—or forego safety advances altogether. Companies that choose to skimp or […]


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