, The attorneys of Newman Williams PC ,
  • Civil Rights Defense 60%
  • Personal injury 30%
  • Miscellaneous Litigation 10%
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2017

Jerry has been a trial attorney since 1985 and has handled hundreds of cases in state and federal courts throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation including automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents, products liability, civil rights, and commercial contract litigation. Jerry’s client roster includes seven Pennsylvania Counties, police officers, judges, attorneys, school districts, and Pocono businesses who have trusted his experience and knowledge to protect their rights. His experience is a valuable asset in coordinating the firm’s litigation department.

Jerry regularly presents seminars for attorneys and governmental officials throughout Pennsylvania about developments in Pennsylvania and federal law and he enjoys speaking to students at Pocono colleges and schools about legal issues.

Jerry has been certified as a mediator in the Monroe County Court system where he helped develop Monroe County’s first mediation program as President of the Monroe County Bar Association. He was selected by both the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas and by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to participate in committees recommending improvements in the Court system.

Jerry has been awarded the Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Rating in a survey of judges and his peers. This is the highest possible rating for an attorney in both ethical standards and legal ability.

  • Civil Rights Defense 60%
  • Personal injury 30%
  • Miscellaneous Litigation 10%
  • Partner
  • Hourigan, Kluger, Spohrer & Quinn, Associate, 1985 to 1986
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • Monroe County Bar Association, President, 2008 to 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2007 to 2008
  • Eugene P. Chase Government Prize
  • Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law
  • Rexroth Prize in German
  • Lawyers Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court for Middle District of PA, 2012 to Present
  • Monroe County Civil Court Committee, Chairman, 2011 to Present
  • President, Eastern Monroe Public Library Board of Trustees, 2011 to Present
  • Eastern Monroe Public Library Foundation, 2012 to 2015
  • Reentry Program of Monroe County, Vice President, 2011 to 2011
  • Board Member, Monroe County Bar Foundation (Charitable Arm of the MCBA), 2010 to 2010
  • Pleasant Valley H.S. Mock Trial Team Coach, 1993 to 1996
  • President, Monroe County Arts Council, 2000 to 2001
  • President, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 2010 to Present
  • Member of Board of Directors, Monroe County Arts Council, 1995 to 2001
  • Stroudsburg H.S. Mock Trial Team Coach, 2014 to Present
  • Speaker, "Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law" Seminar in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Lorman Education Services, 10/23/2003 to 10/23/2003
  • Speaker, "Governmental Tort Immunity" Seminar for Pennsylvania County Officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), 11/15/2005 to 11/15/2005
  • Speaker, "Commercial Contract Pitfalls" Seminar in State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania County Risk Pool (PCoRP), 03/12/2007 to 03/12/2007
  • Speaker, "Mediation Comes to Monroe County" Continuing Legal Education Seminar at the Monroe County Bench/Bar Conference, Monroe County Bar Association, 09/24/2010 to 09/24/2010
  • Speaker, "Pennsylvania Collection Law", Community Associations Institute, 03/27/2011 to 03/27/2011
  • Presenter, "You're Out of Order: An Introduction & Overview of PA Law on Contempt" This was a joint Continuing Legal Education Program presented with the Honorable Arthur L. Zulick, Monroe County Bar Association, 11/09/2011 to 11/09/2011
  • Speaker, "Overview of Pennsylvania Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Laws", East Stroudsburg University, 03/09/2012 to 03/09/2012
  • Moderator, "Ethical Issues from the Bench" Seminar in Scranton, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and Northeast PA Trial Lawyers Association, 07/30/2014 to 07/30/2014
  • Carbon County
  • Centre County
  • County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania
  • Monroe County
  • Northampton County
  • Pike County
  • Pleasant Valley School District
  • Schuylkill County
  • Wayne County
  • Barker-Puza v. Carbon County, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 5237259 (December 17), 2008, 3rd Cir.
  • Walter v. Pike County, Pa., 544 F.3d 182 (September 18), 2008, 3d Cir.
  • Gleeson v. Prevoznik, 253 Fed.Appx. 176, 2007, 3d Cir.
  • Hess v. Barton Glen Club, Inc., 718 A.2d 908 (October 05), 1998, Pa.Cmwlth.
  • Penn Title Ins. Co. v. Deshler, 661 A.2d 481, 1995, Pa. Cmwlth.
  • Mediator, Monroe County Court of Common Pleas
  • Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA, 2015