Chris G. Newsom

Chris G. Newsom

Of Counsel
Southlake, Texas

Mr. Newsom's law practice focuses on business transactions, tax planning, federal and state tax audits and disputes, estate planning, and non-profit organizations.  Mr. Newsom has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005.  A veteran of prominent law firms, Mr. Newsom provides big-firm expertise and skill within the flexible client-friendly law practice of David Coffin PLLC.  Mr. Newsom is an avid college sports fan and interested in history, politics, reading, sports cars and travel.  He resides in Keller, Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Tax Planning
  • Federal Tax Controversy
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Business Transactions
  • Non-profit Organizations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2006


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2005
    • Major: Taxation
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.B.A. cum laude - 1992
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Dallas Bar Association / SMU Law Award for Master of Laws Graduate with Highest GPA

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Chris Newsom, Attorney, 2010 - 2017
  • Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, PC, Attorney, 2006 - 2010
  • Law Office of Chris Newsom, Attorney, 2005
  • Meadows, Owens, Collier, Reed, Cousins & Blau LLP, Dallas, Attorney, 2004
  • Strasburger & Price LLP, Dallas, Attorney, 1997 - 2003
  • Ernst & Young LLP, San Antonio, Attorney, 1995 - 1997


  • English