About

Scott Newar is a native Texan, having been born and raised in Houston, where he currently resides.

After graduating from St. John’s School in Houston in 1981, Scott attended college at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

In his senior year at Stanford, Scott was honored with a prestigious externship in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Upon graduating from Stanford in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a focus in Chinese studies, Scott studied Mandarin at Beijing University as part of Stanford’s first foreign exchange program in China.

After returning from China, Scott attended the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas from 1986 to 1989. Scott was a co-winner of the Law School’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He also was a member of the university’s Texas International Law Journal.

During his second year of law school, Scott won a coveted Honors Program internship in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Upon graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1989, Scott served as a law clerk to United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge E. Grady Jolly in Jackson, Mississippi.

Following his Fifth Circuit clerkship, Scott worked as a Staff Attorney for East Texas Legal Services in Beaumont, Texas from 1991 through 1995. At ETLS, Scott represented and won numerous victories for low-income families and individuals throughout East Texas in cases involving employment, housing, education, and civil rights violations.

In 1996, Scott opened the Newar Law Firm in Houston and Beaumont,  specializing in Labor and Employment law.

Since then, Scott has successfully represented thousands of workers and recovered millions of dollars at trial, on appeal, and in negotiations against large national and multi-national corporations and local, state, and federal governments in cases involving whistleblower retaliation; race, age, gender, religion, disability, and national origin discrimination; FMLA violations; overtime pay violations; breach of contract; non-competition; slander; and other employment disputes.

Because of his extensive experience as both a trial and an appellate lawyer (Scott has successfully argued numerous appeals in the Texas and federal appellate courts), Scott is uniquely qualified to represent clients in all stages of the legal process.

Scott’s cases have generated widespread media coverage in the Houston, state, and national press.

Scott is Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Employment and Labor law and has repeatedly been recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer.”

Scott is an avid triathlete, cyclist and swimmer and an even more passionate coach of his children’s various athletic teams.

Professional Background

  • Principal, Law Offices of Scott Newar, 1996 to present
  • Staff Attorney, East Texas Legal Services, 1991 – 1995
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable E. Grady Jolly, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1989 – 1990

Educational Background

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1989)
  • Stanford University, B.A. (1985)

Board Certifications

Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas
  • All Texas State Courts

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Anti-Defamation League

Publications and Presentations

  • “Symposium On The United States Supreme Court,” October 19, 2011, Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas
  • “Employment Litigation: View From The Trenches,” October 14, 2011, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • “Does the Right to Privacy Still Exist in America?,” December 1, 2009, Jewish Ethics Institute
  • “Non-Competes Post-Sheshunoff: Employers’ ‘Victory’ Proves Illusory,” June 10, 2008, Houston Bar Association’s Entertainment And Sports Law section
  • “Non-Competes Post-Sheshunoff: Disarming One Mine, Planting Others,” May 14, 2007, Houston Bar Association’s Labor And Employment section
  • “The Struggle To Change ‘Jap Road,’” Asian American Law Journal, November, 2006

Awards and Recognitions

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • “Guardian Of Democracy” Award, Anti-Defamation League, 2003
  • First Amendment Religious Liberty Award, Anti-Defamation League, 1999