Samuel D. Newton
Samuel Newton is an attorney in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group. He represents both privately-owned and public companies in a wide variety of oil and gas matters, with a strong emphasis on oil and gas title examination.
Prior to joining Philips Murrah, Sam worked with an international engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company handling contractual and legal issues on infrastructure, solar, and transmission and distribution construction projects, including a $307 Million interstate Public-Private Partnership and 37.6 Mw solar plant on tribal land. Immediately after law school, he began his career in oil and gas working in East Texas.
Sam graduated from the University of Oklahoma College, a member of the National Order of the Barristers, and earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Agency and Partnership and Trial Techniques. While in law school, he served as a Note and Comment Editor of the American Indian Law Review, President of the Board of Advocates, and as a member of the National Trial Team, where his team received the regional professionalism award.
A native of Burnet, Texas, Sam returned to Oklahoma in 2017.
- Baylor University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)
- Texas Christian University (M.S., 2010)
- University of Oklahoma (J.D., with Distinction, 2013)
- 2013, Texas
- 2015, Oklahoma