Kevin C. Newsom

Hon. Kevin C. Newsom

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Kevin Christopher Newsom is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He was appointed by President Donald Trump on May 8, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Judge Newsom practiced law at Bradley Arant in Birmingham, Alabama.

Before joining Bradley Arant, Judge Newsom served for three and a half years as the State of Alabama's Solicitor General. He served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (2000-2001) and, before that, to Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1997-98). Judge Newsom received a B.A. from Samford University (1994); he graduated summa cum laude, first in his class, and with a 4.00 GPA. Judge Newsom received his J.D. from Harvard Law School (1997); he graduated magna cum laude and was an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review.