Attorney Carla W. Newton


"Carla Newton is a very accomplished woman who combines her strength with sensitivity for the needs of others and the community in general.  Many individuals in the world excel in their fields and are regarded as successful, but are primarily focused on themselves.  Others excel and are successful, but are focused in a caring way as well on the common good.  Carla Newton, you are in the latter group, and we in this community are the richer for it."

Words of recognition spoken upon her being

Presented with the Saint Thomas More Medal

By Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell on September 29, 2013 


Attorney Newton is a native of Springfield, where she attended local schools.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Lesley College, her law studies at Suffolk University School of Law, and advanced law studies in banking at Boston University School of Law.  Upon her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1980, she began her law career concentrating in banking and commercial law.

Today, Carla Newton is a partner in the Springfield firm of Robinson Donovan, P.C. where she concentrates in the practice areas of mediation and family law, corporate and business counseling, commercial real estate, and litigation.  A skillful lawyer, Carla has shared her knowledge and experience by serving both as a lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. and as a member of the adjunct faculty in what was previously called the Legal Studies Department at Our Lady of the Elms College.

Attorney Newton’s business and commercial law background provides an important component to her work as a family law practitioner in Springfield and throughout the Commonwealth.  By combining her respect for the importance of families with an understanding of how businesses function, Carla focuses a large part of her practice representing business owners or their spouses as they work through the challenges and pain of divorce or other family matters.

Within the community, Carla has served in numerous roles including as a member of the Holyoke Housing Authority, as president of the Women’s Division of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, as City Solicitor of Holyoke, and as a member of the Bay Path College Advisory Board.  Currently, Carla is a board member of Sisters of Providence Health Systems and she is a trustee of the Eastern States Exposition.

Attorney Newton is the mother of two daughters and is a member of the faith community of Saint Paul Episcopal Church in Holyoke.