State Attorney's Office
Adair Newman graduated cum laude from Providence College in Rhode Island. She went on to law school at Florida State University, also graduating cum laude. At Florida State she participated in an externship with the Children’s Advocacy Clinic and volunteered with the Guardian Ad Litem program. She began her career at the State Attorney’s Office in 2001. In September of 2007, she was promoted to Division Chief. She has prosecuted a wide range of cases including sexual assaults, homicides, and violent crimes. Mrs. Newman spent time in private practice and during that time obtained Board Certification in Criminal Trial. Since returning to the State Attorney’s Office, she has concentrated on special assault cases and has been the Division Chief in the Special Assault Division since 2014. Adair was named Director of the Special Victims Unit in 2018 and the Director of Juvenile in 2021.