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Karr Tuttle Campbell mourns the passing of Floyd Newland

Floyd Newland, former partner at Karr Tuttle Campbell, longtime friend, and unparalleled conceiver of imaginative ideas, passed away in Yakima last week. Floyd joined the firm in 1959 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, and practiced at KTC for his entire career.

Floyd spent much of his childhood at Longacres Racetrack with his father, who was employed there. It was there that he acquired his knowledge of and love for horse racing. Raised without many of the socioeconomic advantages of his peers, Floyd’s superior intellect and engaging personality carried him to high achievement, first as a student and later as an attorney here at KTC. Floyd received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1954. After serving in the United States Army for two years he continued his education, studying law at the University of Washington where he served as Associate Editor of the Washington Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.

During his time at Karr Tuttle Campbell, Floyd served on the administrative committee and was a member of the Board of Directors. He helped draft the firm’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Employment Agreements and Partnership Agreement. Floyd was also an active member of the community, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Decisional Science and Claremont McKenna College, as arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, and as arbitrator for the National Futures Association.

Floyd had remarkable results in the courtroom and at the bargaining table. He was one of those people to whom colleagues went repeatedly for insight or ideas about particularly intractable cases or problems. He will be sorely missed.