150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Sandra Schultz Newman

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Contact Information

8 Tower Bridge, Suite 400
161 Washington Street
Conshohocken PA 19428
Work (610) 527-0404

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Alternate Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practice


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Legal Organizations

- One of three Founders of Drexel University School of Law in 2006 - Member of Law School Board, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University from inception to present date - Member of the Board of Consultors of Villanova Law School, 1992 to 2006. Chairman of the Boared of Consultors, 1994 to 1998. Vice Chairman of the Board of Consultors, 1992 to 1994. Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Consultors, 1990 to 1992. -Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988 until taking seat on court. - Board of Managers of Council of Pennsylvania Bar Association Famy Law Section, 1987 to 1991. - Co-Chairman of =Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1986 bto 1988. - Co-Chairman of the Program Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1985. - Faculty Member of Villanova University Law School - Course on Lawyering Skills, 1986 to 1993. - Co-Chairman of the Program Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1985. - Adjunct Professor of Law at the Delaware Law School of Widener University, 1984 and 1985. - Course Planner and Faculty member of Villanova Law School's Continuing Education Program - Seminar on The New Divorce Code and Its Tax Implications for Practitioners, 1982 - Chairman of the Montgomery Bar Association Committee on Solicitation and Advertising, 1976 to 1977.


- Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Drexel University, June 2001 - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Service, Clarion University, December 2000 - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Gannon University, May 1996 - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Widener University Law School, May 1996 - Lower Merion/Narberth Dennis Sharkey Leadership Award, 2016 - Women of Heart Honoree from the American Heart Association, 2012 - "Best 50 Women in Business" by Governor Rendell, 2009 - Honored at the Montgomery County Plymouth GOP Winter Reception, 2009 - The TAIG Foundation Civic Leadership Award Recipient, 2009 - 2009 Honoree as the Woman of Distinction by the Montgomery County Women's History Month - 2009 - Honored as an outstanding womne's leader by the Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series, September 2008 - The President's Award of the Pennsylvania Assocation for Justice for 2008 - This is the highest honor presented by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Honored by the Voice Foundation at the Voice Foundation's Gala Benefit, Voices of Summer, June 2007 - Presented with a Resolution by the Philadelphia Bar Association for Extraordinary Accomplishments, May 2007 - Honored as "We the Women 2007", by the Women for Greater Philadelphia, Inc., in celebration of Women's History Month, March 2007 - 2007 Distinguished Honoree of the Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth, March 2007 - Reipient of the Eric Turner Memorial Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, January 2007 - Best Lawyers in America 2013 in Arbitration - Best Lawyers in America, published by Seaviews/Putnam, 1983-1987 until elected Judge - Pennsylvania State Constables Association, Incorporated "Person of the Year" Award, September 2005 - Women in the Profession Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Anne X. Alpern Award, May 2005 - Women of Distinction Award Jewish Women International given by the Greater Philadelphia Council of Jewish Women International, May 2005 - Honored by the Philadelphia Bar Association - Family Law Section Annual Dinner, December 2003 - Person of the Year Award for 2002 given by 21 Jewel Square Club, February 2002 - Gold Metal Award - Poor Richard Club, August 1999 - Marquis Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the World - Person of the Year Award given by Shomrim of Philadelphia at their Annual Banquet, June 1998 - Chapel of the Four Chaplains, 1997 Leion of Honor Gold Medallion, February 1997 - Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, "For Dedicated Leadership and Outstanding Contributions to the Community and the Law Enforcement" February 1996 - Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania > 1996 to present Pennsylvania Commission For Women, chosen as an honoree at "Women's History Month Tribute to Honored Women", 1996 - Susan B. Anthony Award, The Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania for "dedication to the elimination of gender bias in the legal system and the legal professiuon and for being an exemplary role model for women aspiring to the practice of law and to judicial office" - Honored by the Justinian Society and Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, Philadelphia 1996 - "Woman of the Year Award", Green Hill Social Club, Wynnewood, PA 1996 - Honored by Women of Greater Philadelphia during Women's History Month, 1996 - "Medallion Award" given by Villanova University Law School - only the third recipient and first female graduate to receive the award, 1993 - "Drexel 100" award recipient, as one of Drexel University's 100 outstanding living alumni, 1992 - Woman of the Year, Women's Division, American Friends of Hebrew University, 1986 - American Friends of the Hebrew University, Lawyers Division, Torch of Learning Award, 1980 - Philadelphia Award for Super Achiever, Jeff Fund, Pediatric Juvenile Colitis Foundation, Jefferson Medical College and Hospital, 1979

CLE Presentations

- Appellate Advocacy, Moderator and Presenter, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Continuing Legal Education, 2009 and 2011 - PBI- "A View From the Bench Tips From The Appellate Judge" and Appellate Advocacy in the Movies - The National Business Institute, A View From Bench - Tips from the Appellate Judge. Continuing Legal Education, 2009 - Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE Program, "The Perils & Pitfalls of 1925(b), March 2008 - Panelist, Mealy's Bad Faith Litigation Conference, Presentation on Appellate Assesment, CLE, September 2007 - Keynote Speaker, PBI Program: "Ethics, Take One: Directed by Your Judiciary," 1998 - Speaker and Panel Member for PBI Program, by your Judiciary, "Ethics, Take One: Directed, Comment on movies & ethics", 1998 - Panelist, Allegheny County Bar Association/Pennsylvania Bar Association Joint Continuing Legal Education Program on Professionalism, 1997 - Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "The Art of Negotiations," CLE, 1980


- Villanova Law Review, Dedication to Dean Steven P. Frankino, 51 Vill. L. Rev. 15 (2006) - Law Review Article, "Capital Sentencing: The Effect of Adding Aggravators to Death Penalty Statutes in Pennsylvania." The Univerisity of Pittsburgh Law Review, Volume 65, Issue 3 (Spring 2004) - Law Review Article, "Historical Overview of the Judicial Selection Process in the United States: Is the Electoral System in Pennsylvania Unjustified?" 49 Villanova Law Review 1 (2004) - Law Review Article, "Certification of State Law Questions: Pennsylvania's Experience in the First Five Years," 75 Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly 47 (2004) - Law Review Article, "Appellate Mediation in Pennsylvania: Expending Upon the Success of the Commonwealth Court". 5 The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 409 (2003) - Villanova Law Review, Dedication to Dean Harold Gill Reuschlein, 45 Vill. L. Rev. 9 (2000) - Author of Trial Practice and Consultant, 3 Volume Book: "Alimony, Child Support and Counsel Fees," Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., Publisher (1988)

AAML Chapter

- President of the Pennsylvania Chapter, 1990 to 1991 - President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Chapter, 1988 to 1990 - Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chapter, 1986 to 1988 - Secretary of the Pennsylvania Chapter, 1984 to 1986 - Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Chapter, 1982 to 1984 - Board of Managers, 1978 until taking seat on court

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