Scott J. Newton Esquire


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Scott J. Newton Esquire


Manassas, Virginia



I have been practicing law in Virginia since 1999. I am licensed to practice law in four jurisdictions, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and Colorado.

My first four years were focused almost exclusively on bankruptcy law. While I knew nothing about bankruptcy at the time, I found it to be an interesting and challenging area of the law. Twenty plus years later, bankruptcy continues to be an integral part of my practice and focus. It is an area of practice that intersects with many other legal issues on regular basis. Not many attorneys practice bankruptcy, and when a bankruptcy related issue comes up, it is flattering when attorneys come and ask me for guidance in what is a mysterious world to them.

I joined the Manassas Law Group in 2003, which is a great match that continues to this day. After joining the firm, my practice areas expanded to a wide variety of legal matters. My practice today consists of a mix of bankruptcy, traffic, criminal and civil litigation. I find that being well versed in a diverse field helps me to spot issues and reach resolutions that are a direct result of that wide experience base.

For many of my clients, when they come to talk to me about representing them, it is their first time hiring a lawyer. Combine that with the fact that there is some legal problem they are facing, the potential client is usually anxious about meeting me. Clarity between the attorney and the client is the key to a successful relationship. I believe in explaining things in plain English, rather than legal jargon, and providing realistic expectations to the client. We discuss the process, the fees, costs and the overall strategy. My goal is to listen to the client, figure out what is going on and their desired goal or outcome.

Whether the strategy is litigating a case in court or finding some alternative resolution to a sticky situation, keeping the client’s goal in mind is foremost. Teamwork and collaboration at the office leads to better results for our clients. I enjoy my job and my colleagues at the office. I learn something new every day. At the end of the representation, I want each client to feel that it was a productive and value enhanced relationship.

On weekends I cook large hunks of meat and do lots of dishes.

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Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal/Traffic
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Law and Litigation
  • Contractor Litigation
  • Lemon Law
  • Landlord-Tenant Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
  • J.D. – 1998
  • Colorado State University , Fort Collins, Colorado
  • B.A. – 1995
  • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Prince William Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association

order antabuse Past Employment Positions

  • Tyler, Bartl, Gorman & Ramsdell, P.C., Associate, 1999 – 2003