Thomas C. Newlin


Thomas C. Newlin

Thomas Newlin was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated from Schulte High School in 1967 and earned 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 Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

Since 1986, Thomas has devoted his professional career to personal injury, Social Security Disability, and probate law. His motto is, “provide client-first service with integrity and always treat everyone with respect and dignity.” He is the managing partner of the Social Security Department for Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Vigo County/Terre Haute City Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.

Thomas has always been active in his community. A founder of local philanthropic group Guys Who Give, he is also a member of its steering committee. Thomas also volunteers as a Teen Court Judge and acts as Co-Chairman for the VanGuard Committee. A past president of the Terre Haute Rotary Club, he has twice been awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship. He served as President and Campaign Chairman of United Way of the Wabash Valley. He was a past president of several local organizations, including the Wabash Valley Red Cross, the Rose-Hulman Board of Associates, and the Wabash Valley Officials Association.

Thomas enjoys skiing and golf, and he is an avid cyclist who often ventures across the country on ambitious rides. He passes his love of sports on to the youth of our community by coaching numerous youth sports teams, including soccer, basketball, little league, and football.

When he isn’t in the office or working to give back to the community he serves, he likes to spend time with his wife, Laurice, and their three boys—TC, Chris, and Bryan.