Josey L. Newman

Litigation Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.215.4003 Fax 252.215.4077
Post Office Box 8088, Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Josey's practice focuses on business and complex civil litigation disputes in both state and federal courts.  She handles a wide variety of pre-litigation and litigation matters.  Before joining Ward and Smith, Josey was a law clerk and legal intern to the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina where she honed her legal research, analysis and writing skills and gained invaluable practical experience within the Federal Court system.

Josey earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was awarded several honors, such as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award; was a member of the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates; and served as an editorial staff member for the Wake Forest Law Review.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2019; Order of the Coif; Law Alum Counsel Scholarship Recipient; CALI Excellence for the Future Award; Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award Recipient; Wake Forest Law Review, editorial staff member
    • Publication: Note, “Scienter or Negligence? What Level of Culpability is Required under Section 14(e) of the 1934 Exchange Act?” 54 Wake Forest L. Rev. 883 (2019).
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2015; Sociology Academic Excellence Award

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Section: Litigation Section
  • Pitt County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2019
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2023

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