The Howard Law Firm provides quality legal representation in cases that involve catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability and criminal defense. The vast majority of the firmís civil clients are individuals who are severely injured or damaged by the negligence of other people and the misconduct of corporations.
The Howard Law Firm is a small firm dedicated to providing personal attention to a limited number of individual and corporate clients. The firm maintains the resources and expertise to address complex legal problems through a small firm environment. As a result, our clients consistently receive a clear understanding of their legal options to achieve outstanding results.
The Howard Law Firm routinely litigates against some of the largest law firms in the Southeast. In 1987, the Howards received a substantial jury verdict in
OíNeal v. Georgia Osteopathic Hospital
- their first medical malpractice trial against the second-largest law firm in Georgia. In 1998, The Howard Law Firm received a $3,800,000 jury verdict in
Blake v. General Motors
Corp. - our first products liability trial against the largest law firm in Georgia. In 1999, the firm received a $1,425,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice trial against the largest law firm in Rome, Georgia Ė the largest medical malpractice verdict ever obtained in that jurisdiction.
In criminal cases, the firmís practice is limited to representing defendants charged with serious felonies. Firm attorneys have conducted more than 50 criminal jury trials in the state and federal courts. We have successfully defended clients charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses, including murder, drug trafficking, rape, aggravated assault, Medicaid fraud, kidnapping, theft, extortion and armed robbery. We have successfully challenged inadmissible evidence in several courts. Although many cases have gone to trial, we also emphasize our proven ability to negotiate fair sentences and the dismissal of unjustified criminal charges.
Although the firm prepares for litigation, we recognize that a clientís interests are best served by minimizing the time and expense of protracted legal disputes. Aggressive litigation is often the most efficient path to resolving a legal claim.
For example, we successfully prevented the criminal prosecution of
false charges against an innocent schoolteacher, Christopher Savage, by aggressively defending him in a school board proceeding.
However, the firm always seeks the earliest opportunity to resolve a clientís case through negotiation or mediation.
The overwhelming majority of the firmís clients are referred by former clients or other attorneys. The firmís reputation is based on our strong commitment and diligent efforts to consistently achieve the best result for each individual client.
The Howards are also highly committed to young people and giving back to the community.
Ms. Howard served as president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Secretary and member of the Executive Board of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.
Both Mr. & Ms. Howard have been coaching the Tucker High School Mock Trial
Team for over 11 years and they volunteer in numerous activities involving young people. The Howards fund a
scholarship for minority and low-income students at American University Law
School. The scholarship is given each year to a deserving student.
Ms. Howard founded Discovery Academy, a respected private school in Lithonia, Georgia and has been a member of its Board for over 18 years.