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R - District 48
Burrillville, North Smithfield
(401) 222-2259
53 Follett Street
North Smithfield, RI 02896

Representative Brian C. Newberry

​Member, House Corporations Committee

Member, House Municipal Government and Housing Committee

Member, House Rules Committee ​

Member, State Government and Elections Committee

Brian C. Newberry (R) has represented District 48, covering most of North Smithfield and part of Burrillville, since first being elected in November 2008. He served as the House Minority Leader from 2011 to 2017, when he chose not to seek re-election for that position. Before that, he served as Minority Whip. He serves on the House Corporations Committee, the House Municipal Government and Housing Committee, the House Rules Committee, and the House State Government and Elections Committee.

An attorney specializing in commercial litigation and professional malpractice defense, Representative Newberry is a Partner in the law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. He earned his Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Law in 1996. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and earned his high school diploma at Choate Rosemary Hall in 1989.

A former Little League and Soccer Association Coach, and member of Central Congregational Church, Representative Newberry is the former Vice Chairman of the North Smithfield Republican Town Committee, a former long-time member of the North Smithfield Library Board of Trustees, and the former Chairman of the North Smithfield Juvenile Hearing Board.

Born on December 10, 1971, he is married to Elizabeth and they have three children, Diane, Liam and Aidan.