Quad Citizen: Jazmin Newton-Butt

Quad Citizen: Jazmin Newton-Butt

Partner, Barbara K. Wallace

Quad Citizen Profile

Long-time resident of the Quad Cities, Jazmin Newton-Butt is committed to bridging the river and building the Quad Cities region.

Jazmin Newton-Butt has more than made it in the Quad Cities.

As a child, Jazmin dreamed of becoming an attorney, but that dream didn’t come easy.

As a single parent, Jazmin attended Black Hawk college, and after dropping out, her friends and family encouraged her to go back for an associate degree. In 2010 Jazmin became the first person in her family to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from The University of Iowa.

Jazmin’s dream of becoming an attorney became a reality in 2013 when she graduated Cum Laude from Northern Illinois College of Law. After passing the Illinois bar in 2013 and the Iowa bar in 2014, Jazmin began her career as an associate with a couple well-known firms in the QC. Then, in 2016 she started working with Barbara K. Wallace, later becoming a partner in 2017.

“Each and every day I get to provide legal representation to a diverse population in the Quad Cities. These people come from all walks of life, backgrounds and ethnicities. It’s a privilege to use my talents to serve them.” – Jazmin Newton-Butt

In addition to serving as an attorney and mediator, Jazmin stays busy with a handful of non-profit organizations. She is currently the President of the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #10, the Parliamentarian for LULAC Iowa, the commissioner on the Bi-State Regional Commission, a board of director for the Greater QC Hispanic Chamber, an appointed Commissioner on the Davenport Affirmative Action Commission, a member of the Davenport Citizens Advisory Panel, a member of Young Professionals of the Quad Cities, a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a member of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber and a member of the Empowering Latina Leadership Alliance (ELLA).

“Not only am I able to use my talents to serve a diverse population in my career, I am able to make an impact on the Quad Cities through my involvement in LULAC. We make sure each and every young adult and student has an opportunity to be educated so that they, in return, can contribute to the Quad Cities community. If I can do my part in making the community better, it’ll be better for my kids.” – Jazmin Newton-Butt

What does the Quad Cities community mean to you?

The Quad Cities is my home and for me it means hope. It’s not individual cities – it’s one, big, unique city and community joined by a river. The Quad Cities has a very diverse population of people, languages and cultures, so you get a big city feel with true small-town charm. It really is the best of both worlds.

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