Yaniv NewmanAssociate

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Yaniv Newman is a part of Sullivan Hill’s Construction, Insurance, and Commercial and Business Litigation practice groups. He practices primarily in the areas of construction and insurance litigation matters, with an emphasis on construction defect actions, construction claims and insurance coverage disputes.

Prior to his undergraduate studies, Mr. Newman served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, including one tour of duty in Iraq in 2003. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where he obtained his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business.  Mr. Newman earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

While in law school, he served on the staff of the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and assisted in representing individuals in arbitration’s before the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA) as part of the law school’s Investor Justice Clinic. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 2008


Prior to joining Sullivan Hill, Mr. Newman worked at litigation firms in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, where he primarily focused on construction, personal injury, insurance defense, and business litigation.

Representative Matters:

  • Negotiated numerous liens and claims, saving state wide hotel developer thousands of dollars in duplicative payments and delays after general contractor abandoned hotel development project.


Mr. Newman currently serves as chair for the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. He is a member of the Building Industry Association of San Diego and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. From 2015-2018, he served as chair of the board of directors of Swords to Plowshares, a San Francisco based veterans service nonprofit that provides a variety of services to thousands of Bay Area veterans each year.