Ann Newman

Ann Newman, Attorney

Ann runs circles around the rest of us.

No, really. She’s a marathon runner.

Ann took up running in 1977 and hasn’t stopped since. After the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, she was determined to qualify to run Boston, so at 56 she took up running marathons. She’s qualified and run Boston twice (her best time is 3:55) and has also run marathons in New York, DC, and, of course, Hartford.

Ann’s extensive analytical and negotiation skills are a tremendous asset in Freed Marcroft’s marital cases. Because she is a seasoned litigator, a certified divorce mediator, and a trained collaborative attorney, Ann is uniquely positioned to assist Freed Marcroft’s clients who select any approach to divorce.  Mediation and collaborative clients benefit from Ann’s extensive courtroom experience, because she is able to share with them current and detailed information about how a judge might rule. Divorce litigation clients benefit from her mediation and collaborative training and practice, because her ability to work through problems and develop creative solutions are an advantage in the negotiations that are an inherent part of a litigated divorce.

An athlete her whole life, Ann graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University. She worked an exercise physiologist prior to deciding to go to law school. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. Ann, herself the proud mother of two sons, is a fierce advocate for children. She represented children for 12 years in abuse and neglect cases before transitioning her practice to focus exclusively on family law.

Ann is a member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association, and serves on the board of the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association.

Ann spends her time outside the office with her sons, Nick and Jack, and her husband, Scott. When she’s not running, she’s most often found on the golf course. If she invites you to play, though, watch it. Predictably, she has a really low handicap.