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Sunday, May 15, 2016

JUDGE ROBERT NEWMAN HAS PASSED AWAY


JUDGE ROBERT NEWMAN HAS PASSED AWAY .....

Sorry we missed this obit last week. I appeared before Judge Newman often and he was always polite, professional, courteous to all the lawyers and parties, and fair in his rulings. He had a soft voice but always a command of the courtroom. Here is the obit from the Miami Herald:

ROBERT H. NEWMAN | Visit Guest Book

NEWMAN, ROBERT H. JD., Dade County Circuit Court Judge passed away on May 7, 2016. Born In Brooklyn, New York but moved to Miami Beach in his teens, and dearly loved his new found community. He graduated from the University of Miami, became a State Attorney and then went into private practice for many years. He served the Judiciary in many divisions ending his stellar career as Chief Judge in Probate. He was a Hearing Officer for the city of Miami Beach and Aventura. He also did Mediations in the legal profession. He loved his community and served it well. He was the National Secretary of the Leukemia Society. He taught Paralegals at Miami Dade Community College, he served as President of the Health Systems Agency, he was one of the first presidents of Temple Beth Am in Miami, active with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Temple Judea in Coral Gables. He wil be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife Gail of nearly 33 years. He cherished time spent with his children, Lorie Newman, Mark Newman (Una), & step-children Scot Jaffe, Jodi Jaffe (Andy Glenn). He also enjoyed his many grandchildren Danielle Katzeff (Lawrence), Carly Newman (Chip Waters), Craig Newman (Emma), Michelle Cascone (Pete), Rachel Haney (Jon), Jessica Goldberg (Evan), Marcus Levine, Chase Jaffe and Sarah Glenn. He was blessed with 5 great-granchildren, Hutton Waters, Jacob and James Cascone, Julia Haney and Neima Katzeff. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday May, 11, 2016 11 AM. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel. 11115 Jog Road Boynton Beach, Fl 33437.

Cap Out ....


We were notified of his passing and were corresponding with a few people to write something. We didn't know Judge Newman and to the best of our recollection, we never appeared before him, so we were waiting for someone to write in. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good judge calm demeanor in probation ex parte calendar,.,never emotional,,,he enjoyed cruises,,,I bumped into him in Nassau many years ago. ..Lotta judges like cruising,.,last saw him in hall in Broward doing mortgage for foreclosure . ..he was a mensch!

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone means any disrespect by the lack of comments because Judge Newman retired long ago and except for us older types, most didn't know him.

He was a real decent guy.

the trialmaster said...

Great guy. Very low key. No Black robe fever like most of our young judges with no life or civil experience. He will be missed. Always enjoyed appearing in front of him.

Anonymous said...

I appeared in front of Judge Robert Newman while he was a code enforcement general master in Miami Beach and he loved having a lawyer from the REGB and doing the hearing the way we do trials at REGB. Great man and judge that should be an example to today's younger bench.