Raina is an experienced litigator with a broad background in complex commercial, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. She specializes in the complex area of medical malpractice litigation and fights zealously for her clients in the courtroom and out.
Raina earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with high honors from The McComb School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin where she was on the Dean’s Honor List all four years and was selected to be a member of the National Business Honor Society.
Raina earned her Juris Doctor with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law. At The University of Texas School of Law, Raina was awarded the Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal Academic Excellence Award for earning the highest overall GPA in her first year. She was selected to be on the Texas Law Review and served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. Raina was also selected to join Order of the Coif, a National Law Honor Society which admits only the top 10% of Law School graduates in the country.
After Law School, Raina joined the Houston office of Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) where she was able to jump into a busy litigation docket consisting of healthcare and healthcare products liability, aviation products liability and personal injury. Raina began to specialize in medical liability litigation in the mid 90’s when she moved to Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton and later to its successor firm, Andrews & Kurth. Raina left Hunton, Andrews & Kurth to lead the medical malpractice section at The Ammons Law Firm where she also handled products liability cases. The Newsome Law Firm was founded by Raina to allow her to concentrate exclusively on representing injured people in the complex arena of medical malpractice litigation.
Raina’s courtroom experience, representing both defendants and plaintiffs provides her with a strong understanding of all aspects of the litigation process and what it takes to achieve the best result for her clients. Raina’s experience includes medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, negligent hiring, group insurance, premises liability, breach of contract, DTPA, fraud and automobile liability. She has appeared in both federal and state courts and has jury trial, arbitration and bench trial experience. Raina also has extensive appellate experience including oral arguments before the Court of Appeals.
Raina’s current focus is on representation of Plaintiffs in medical malpractice litigation. She dedicates herself to seeking justice for those who have suffered due to the negligence of the healthcare providers they trusted.
Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors, 1989
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Juris Doctor with Honors, 1992
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
State Bar of Texas, 1992
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
The Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
PHV Admissions to Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Mexico, and Utah
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Order of the Coif
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal Academic Excellence Award
Bankston, Wright & Greenhill Award in Tort Law