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Tina Newsome-Lee

Tina Newsome-Lee

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Tina's work combines: Law, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Associate Managing Attorney

I lead a talented team of attorneys and paralegals. Together, we assist our claim partners in defending claims.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    A. Philp Randolph Campus H.S.

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    Lincoln University

  • Doctorate

    Juris Doctor

    Villanova Law School

  • Certification

    Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

    American Institute

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Lawyers:

Bachelor's Degree: English Language and Literature, General

Doctorate: Juris Doctor

Certification: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    My life route was definitely traveled down broken roads. I grew up in the South Bronx along with my three sisters. We grew up on welfare and the stigma associated with it.

  • 2.

    I was a very shy child who found solace in reading and writing. After high school, I planned to stay home to attend college. My H.S. guidance counselor convinced me to go away to college - glad I did.

  • 3.

    I always wanted to become an attorney but didn't know how to make this happen. I met a 'real life attorney' who showed me how to study for the LSAT and apply to law school. I graduated from Villanova.

  • 4.

    Life remained tough after law school. Despite graduating and passing several bar exams, I could not find a job. My first job out of law school was opening mail. I needed to pay my bills, so I did it.

  • 5.

    My first job as an attorney, my paycheck kept bouncing. My second job, I almost lost my sanity as my boss was a tyrant. Ten legal jobs later, I landed at Travelers. God blessed my broken roads.

  • 6.

    Almost 13 years later, I am still here - and happy!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I was very shy, insecure and had zero self confidence. I grew up very poor and I allowed this to determine my self-worth. Even after I graduated from law school and passed several bar exams, I lacked self confidence. I stood in my own way for many years.

  • How I responded:

    I sought help from mentors and trusted advisers. I also took a good, long look in the mirror and I made the decision to work on the inside of me. For me, this meant working on my mind, soul and spirit. I began to see myself as God sees me. I'm happy to say that I have gained my confidence and I have learned to fully accept and love myself. Now, I'm less afraid to show up. I allow others to see me for who I am and I let my voice be heard, even if my voice sounds a little different than others :>)

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • There were so many people who helped me in life! At every turn in my life, someone was always there to extend a hand to help. It really is true that "no man is an island." No matter your circumstances, if you remain open, someone will help you.