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Tom Newlin | Newlin Disability
Thomas C. Newlin

Thomas C. Newlin was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated from Schulte High School in 1967 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana State University in 1971. He obtained his M.B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 1973, and then joined family-owned Newlin-Johnson Company, Inc. In 1986, he graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Since 1986, Tom has devoted his professional career to Social Security Disability, personal injury, real estate, and probate law. His motto is, “Provide client-first service with integrity and always treat everyone with respect and dignity.” In addition to being one of the founders of Newlin Disability, Tom is also one of the managing partners at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Terre Haute Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Tom is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Indiana, all Federal Courts in the State of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. He is rated an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Tom has always been active in his community. He is a co-founder of a local philanthropic group, Guys Who Give, and a member of its steering committee. Tom also volunteers as a Teen Court Judge for CHANCES for Indiana Youth and has twice been awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Terre Haute. Tom was also a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout. He has volunteered in several local organizations, including the following:

Goodwill drive volunteer
Special Olympics Indiana
Rosedale Elementary School Christmas hall decorating contest Judge
Past Member of Woodrow Wilson Middle School Advisory Board
Schulte High School Memorial Monument Committee, 1967 senior class President, and Reunion Committee Member
ATO Fraternity (ISU)
President and House Building Committee
Past Director of ISU Foundation Board of Directors
Terre Haute Bar Association Pro Bono services, “Talk to a Lawyer” project
Usher at St. Joseph Church (18 years)
Terre Vista Entrance Rehabilitation Committee
Light House Mission – Volunteer
Wabash Valley United Way, Chairman of Board of Directors – 1993, Campaign Chairman – 1991, Co-Chairperson of Leadership Giving (Vanguard Society) from 2012 – 2014, recipient of Newport Award – 2012
Indiana University School of Law, past director of Alumni Association
Terre Haute Rotary Club, Director, Past President, Paul Harris Fellow (two times), 45-year member, By-Law Committee, volunteer reader at Ben Franklin Elementary
Vigo County Youth Football League Coach
Boys Club Basketball Coach
Little League Coach
Youth Soccer Coach
Freshman Football Coach at Terre Haute North Vigo High School
Past President of Terre Haute North Quarterback Club
President, Wabash Valley Family Sports Center
Wabash Valley Chapter American Red Cross, Past Director and Chairman of Board of Directors
Salvation Army, bell ringer, Past Director
Past President of Terre Haute Board of Realtors, Past President of Indiana Chapter of American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Past Realtor of the Year
Shareholder, Officer and Director of Progress Building Corporation
Shareholder and Director of Newlin-Johnson Company, Inc.
One of Best Lawyers in Indiana (Indiana Monthly magazine)
Past President of Rose-Hulman Board of Associates
Past President of the Wabash Officials Association
Committee member for creation/erection of Bruce Anshutz-Chad Smith Memorial Plaza located on Heritage Trail
Terre Haute Tribune Star 2011, 2016, and 2019 Readers’ Choice Best Boss of the Year

Tom enjoys skiing and he is an avid cyclist, having ridden his bicycle across the country five times. Over the past several years, he has passed his love of sports on to the youth of our community by coaching numerous youth and high school sports teams, including soccer, baseball, basketball, little league, and football. Tom also served as a high school and small college official for 23 years.