Clifton Newman Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth & Bio

Clifton Newman (born 7 November 1951) is a US-based judge and attorney. The well-experienced law personality currently serves as the at-large judge of the South California Circuit Court. In fact, he has been serving in the same position for more than two decades. As a circuit court judge, he was the judge for various trials including the trial of Alex Murdaugh. Continue reading the full article to know all the latest information about his wiki, age, wife, net worth, bio, education, family, children, ethnicity, parents, siblings, nationality, religion, and more.

Clifton Newman Wiki/Biography

Clifton Newman was born in an American family in Kingstree, South Carolina, USA. As per his birthday, his zodiac sign is Scorpio. His nickname is Clifton. Upon completing his high school education, he attended Cleveland State University and graduated with a BA degree. Further, he attained his J. D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1976.

Real NameClifton Newman
ProfessionJudge and attorney
Age71 [as of 2022]
Date of Birth7 November 1951
BirthplaceKingstree, South Carolina, USA
HometownKingstree, South Carolina, USA
Zodiac SignScorpio
CollegeCleveland State University [BA]
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law [J. D]
Famous ForBeing a circuit court judge

Clifton Newman Wife, Children & Family

Clifton Newman’s marital status is unmarried. He has been happily married to his wife Patricia Newman for many decades. Over the years, he has been blessed with four kids. Out of them, his daughter Jocelyn decided to follow in Clifton’s footsteps and currently serves as a circuit court judge. Unfortunately, he now has only three children as his son Brian recently passed away due to cardiac arrest.

He belongs to an American Christian family. His parents are Dr. Marion L. Newman and Alice Singleton Newman. While his father was a Reverend, his mother was a domestic worker. However, we couldn’t gather any piece of information about his siblings.

Clifton Newman Age, Height & More

Born in 1951, Clifton Newman is 71 years old. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 75 kg. He is almost bald and has brown eyes. While his body measurements remain unknown, his shoe size is 10.5 (US).


Clifton Newman was very keen of law as he grew up. In fact, he made an appearance as an attorney in a drama at his high school. Eventually, he kickstarted his career after attaining his Juris Doctorate.

He started a partnership law firm named Belcher & Newman in Cleveland. In the company, he worked as an attorney for about six years. After that, he moved back to his hometown and began private practice.

While he was private practicing, he joined Williamsburg County as an assistant solicitor in 1983. After a decade, he launched yet another partnership law firm named Newman & Sabb. Finally, he decided to stop the private practice in 2000 after almost 25 years. This decision came after he was elected as the circuit court judge by the South Carolina General Assembly. Over these years, he dealt with various litigation cases.

Ever since he got appointed as South Carolina’s Circuit Court judge, he has been consistently getting reelected numerous times. In fact, he recently got reelected for the fourth term. However, we would eventually retire after he turns 72.

Clifton is a prominent judge with tons of experience. As a matter of fact, he managed to smoothly handle many high-profile cases as well. His proper and fair judgment has made him one of the most notable judges across the nation. Out of all the judgments, he is most popular for being the judge of Alex Murdaugh’s trial. Though the trial lasted for about two months, Alex was eventually sentenced to two consecutive life terms for two murders.

Clifton Newman’s Net Worth

Clifton Newman’s net worth is $2 million (estimated). He earns a living by receiving an undisclosed amount of money in means of salary for serving as a circuit court judge. As per our research, he could potentially be receiving a six-figure annual salary. Leaving this, Clifton could be having other income streams as well. However, he is yet to reveal anything about them publicly.

FAQs about Clifton Newman

Who is Clifton Newman?

Clifton Newman is a judge and attorney from South Carolina.

How old is Clifton Newman?

His current age is 71.

Who is Clifton Newman’s wife?

Patricia Newman.

How much is Clifton Newman worth?

$2 million (estimated).

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