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Brian Newman
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Brian Newman is the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. He is responsible for overseeing Citizens’ legal affairs. He also provides legal advice and counsel to the Citizens Board of Governors.

Before joining Citizens, Brian served as Director and Chief Judge of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). He began his DOAH career in 2019 as an Administrative Law Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

Before joining DOAH, Brian spent nearly three decades in private practice, including 22 years with the Pennington Law firm in Tallahassee, where he held various leadership roles including the firm’s President, and as chairman of its administrative law practice group. His area of focus included insurance regulation, bid protests and health care issues.

A 1993 cum laude graduate of Florida State University College of Law, Brian has served on the Executive Council for the Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar and is currently a member of the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Judicial Circuit.

Brian’s office is located in Tallahassee, Florida.