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Attorney Dan Newlin Secures 24 Million Dollar Verdict

for Family of Murdered Orlando Officer

March 25, 2011

ORLANDO - Today, an Orange County jury sent a robust message to would-be murders
that does not only would they take place criminally responsible for their actions, but
additionally would be subject to civil judgments against them.

Dan Newlin Orlando Police Patch Dan Newlin On October 4, 2007, off-duty officer Alfred
Gordon was gunned down and killed by Hugo Terry and Davin Smith in a robbery attempt
following Gordon’s withdrawal of money from the Bank of America ATM. The two
suspects were arrested 2 days later and were subsequently charged and found guilty of first
degree murder. Both Terry and Smith are serving life sentences without opportunity for
parole. Officer Gordon was survived by his wife, Beverly and three children.

Orlando based Attorney Dan Newlin was contacted by Beverly Gordon soon after the
murder and asked to function as the advocate for your estate and also the surviving
relations. In 2010, with rumor that the suspects were potentially hoping to take advantage of
their story, Newlin encouraged the household to permit him to spearhead a civil lawsuit
again them in order to secure a verdict against them and stop profiteering from the murder
of Officer Gordon.

“After discussions with the Gordon family, we agreed there was more we could try to
penalize both thugs who stole Officer Gordon’s life,” Newlin said.

Together with Miami based attorney John Leighton, Newlin presented Officer Gordon’s
case to a jury of six Orange County residents over 2 days of trial. The trial included very
emotional testimony from Gordon’s surviving children, who when questioned by Newlin on
the stand, couldn't contain their grief when talking of losing their father.

Dan Newlin and Leighton asked the jury through the trial to transmit a note to criminals
within the Central Florida community that you simply cannot take advantage of committing
a violent crime. The jury agreed using the attorneys and awarded the estate and survivors an
overall total of $24 million.

“I don’t know if any amount can make up for the death, but this says you had been
responsible for it civilly,” said Beverly Gordon, the officer’s ex-wife who had intends to
remarry Gordon at about the time of the murder. Gordon’s surviving children were also
content to have some closure and reassurance that the suspects would never profit from
their father’s death.
“If they obtain a book deal, when they win the lottery, whatever it is, we’re likely to be there
having a judgment,” said attorney John Leighton.

Dan Newlin continued, “This trial was about providing closure not just to a grieving family
but towards the Orlando Police Department and the Central Florida community. Al
Gordon served his country and Orlando with pride and would be a devoted parent and
friend. Today I had been humbled to become a section of honoring his memory and helping
his family move ahead with their lives understanding that justice is done.”

“At the end of the day, it’s all a part of the process and we can start moving on,” said
Alexandria Gordon, the officer’s daughter.

We appreciate you Supporting Dan Newlin