Steven C. Newton II

Steven C. Newton II

Raleigh, North Carolina

Steven Newton began working with Nicholls & Crampton in 2013.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of eminent domain/land condemnation, property rights litigation, land use law, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining Nicholls & Crampton, Mr. Newton served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse, Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy.  He received his J.D./M.B.A. joint degree from Campbell University in 2012, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the law school and Summa Cum Laude from the business school.

Professional Experience
Represented property owners in matters against:

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation 
  • North Carolina Turnpike Authority
  • Wake County
  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Charlotte
  • Town of Cary
  • Town of Holly Springs
  • Piedmont Natural Gas

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Condemnation
  • Property Rights Litigation
  • Land Use Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2014


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Business Editor, 2010 - 2012
  • Campbell Business School, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • M.B.A. summa cum laude
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Political Science, Philosophy

Published Works

  • Co-author/presenter, Practical Tips for Trying Cases Involving Limitation of Access, NCAJ Eminent Domain Seminar (April 2014)
  • Co-author/presenter, Combating Condemnor Challenges and Strategies, NCAJ Eminent Domain Seminar (April 2015)

Honors and Awards

  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
  • Order of Old Kivett

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, NC LEAP Committee, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Young Lawyers Division Eminent Domain Liaison

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse, Judicial Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013