5.0 stars 133 totalReview Howard Weintraub
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I remain delighted to have had Mr. Weintraub and Mr. Alper represent me in my DUI case. Not only are they both clever and caring, I deeply admire them for their candidness. These two were a breeze work with. They are communicative, dependable, and each possesses the ability to put anyone at ease during the most taxing of times.
From the start, they spent an immeasurable amount of time and effort on my case and offered me nothing short of the best advice for a person in my position: advice of which would later make a great impression on the judge and offer me the best possible outcome, given the circumstances. I am grateful I chose them to perform on my behalf and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal representation.
Posted by Robin
Howard is an amazing lawyer. We've been dealing with our particular legal issue for years. After it was mishandled by previous attorneys, we finally came to Howard's office in very dire circumstances that required fast, aggressive, and thorough action. He delivered on all of these and more. Our case seemed hopeless and even making bail seemed like an impossibility. It felt like we had been thrown around by the prosecution and had no recourse whatsoever but Howard really knew his way around the drug charges that we were faced with. The prosecution had over a year from when they started acquiring evidence and building a case against my family. but Howard built a stronger case for the bond hearing within less than a week. The prosecution initially moved to deny bail for my family on the basis of their allegedly "strong" evidence but Howard was able to build a remarkably stronger argument within a few days of even being on the case. He was able to get my family members out on bail- which felt like a huge victory in light of how hopeless things were before we hired him. It's reassuring to know that he is on our side and we see this perpetual legal battle finally drawing to a close because of it. He’s a brilliant man and a hard worker that gets the job done.
Posted by Chad
I have a federal case still ongoing that started in 2009. I contacted Howard for the first time on a Saturday night, he was driving back from SC, he spent two hours with me on the phone LISTENING to my story. He met me the next day with Ben in his office on Sunday. Since that weekend he has been with me every step of the way. From my personal experience I can tell you both Howard and Ben will go above and beyond the norm in order to defend you. I recently had a two day hearing and was so proud to say Howard and Ben were my Lawyers. They are not intimidated by the Government attorneys nor their expert witnesses. Bottom line they will fight for you like you were family! I speak to Howard quite frequently on the phone, not just about my case but about life, family etc.. Again he cares! So to sum it it up, I am proud I am being represented by Howard and Ben and no matter how my case ends up I will know They did everything they could to help me and my family! I would recommend them 100% not just because they are good! but because they care.
Posted by Grant
It is both frightening and infuriating when the government decides, without any proof, that they WANT you to be guilty. It is at this point that the difference between a highly skilled attorney and one who just practices law becomes patently apparent and critical.
That said, Howard and his team are amazing. From the moment Howard was called, he hit the ground running and has never let up (the case is still ongoing). He handles many cases simultaneously (as any successful firm would), but this would never be known from the high level of attention and responsiveness he exhibits. There is never a problem getting in contact with him. If he is unavailable, he returns calls as soon as he can. In regards to his skill as a defense attorney, I could spend all day talking about it. Instead, I'll say this: he and his team only had this case for a few days at the time of the bond hearing. During that hearing, he mounted a defense so thorough, air-tight, and effective that the lead prosecutor got up and said "I'm confused", shortly followed by "everything he said is correct". She then proceeded to fumble her words as she simply couldn't do/say anything to counter Howard's skill. Needless to say, Howard amazed everyone in the courtroom that day (much to the prosecutor's chagrin).
The long and short of it is this: Howard and his team are prodigiously talented. To an equal extent, he truly cares about the freedom and rights of his clients and defends them with nothing less than his all. If ever one finds themselves in legal trouble, calling Howard parallels closing your eyes when you sneeze: it should happen without a second thought.
Posted by DON
I was locked up with a mountain of false accusations . My retained attorneys were playing games.
My children linked with Howard, explained everything to him. He saw the entire picture, understood what was going on and worked with my family. He had me released on bond. He accomplished more in three days than my previous retained attorneys did in an entire year. It feels great to have an attorney who believes you. I will gladly recommend to anybody that needs a good attorney.
Posted by Stanley
We have worked with several lawyers in the past but none of them even compare to what Howard has done. When we happened upon him we were in a very precarious situation to say the least, and we were very pressed for time.
1) Howard, before we even working with him officially, sat us down went over the circumstances so that we were informed of everything that was even going on. From my experience that almost never happens.
3) A lot of lawyers will do this thing when they ,forgive my language, talk out of their ass about things they know nothing about, and try to make you feel their doing more than they are actually doing to justify their cost. Howard, if you ever meet him, is very upfront and honest with you,..no surprises...no talking sideways or seemingly hidden agendas and all he asks for, in this regard, as that you do the same with him. Honestly this was probably what made us feel the most at ease initially. You don't want to work with someone ,whose work can shape your future, to be wishy-washy or half baked.
4) We knew things happened before our previous lawyer and "things happened" he was no where to be seen...we couldn't reach him for 5 or 6 hours at a time...He didn't do anything in the year that he'd been hired. There's nothing worse than needing some one you hired..and realizing that they aren't there. Howard on the other hand kept us up to date with all of the developments as they unfolded. and when he needed something we gave it to him asap. in short...He did more in 2 weeks...than any attorney did in the past year.
6) In the courtroom he clearly puts his money where his mouth is.He does his due diligence and does not try to "promise you the world" or anything but I guarantee you this...you want this guy batting for you when it comes to legal affairs....I never once...in my life thought about having a " go to attorney" but He...might just be that guy. Sometimes when you pay an attorney it feels like you're pouring money down the drain but NOT with Howard...you;re definitely getting your money's worth...AND THEN SOME
Posted by David
Over three years ago I was arrested for my third DUI this time with an accident. I hired Howard and Ben two years ago when it came up for trial. They were incredible. They told me that this was not going to be easy and made no promises of a great resolution. They told me some things that I could do to improve my chances. One of these was wearing a ankle monitor, which I wore for a year. I took all the classes/treatment/AA meetings they suggested. When it finally came up for court, the prosecutor reduced the DUI to reckless driving, no jail, no suspended license, a fine, a list of classes (which thanks to Howard and Ben, I've already done) and 1 year probation. I can not recommend this team enough. Through it all they were always available, whether by phone or email, and would respond quickly.
If you need a lawyer do not hesitate to call Howard.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
One of the poorer choices I have made in life (driving after drinking) was thankfully followed by one of the best decisions I could have made: retaining the law firm of Howard J. Weintraub. I received truly outstanding professional advice and support through a stressful and trying experience. When I had a question, communication was fast and detailed and Howard made it clear that he was always happy to discuss my case. I will also say that the entire staff at the firm were supportive and genuinely caring. They obviously fully understand the legal processes but also that you are a human being in the midst of a challenging situation. Howard's partner negotiated with the prosecutor and my potential DUI was reduced to a reckless driving charge. He also made sure that I had completed all the requirements in the plea as determined by the prosecutor ahead of the court date, so no probation. A DUI would have had a devastating professional and personal impact so this was a great outcome. Also worth noting that the judge actually asked in the courtroom if I realized that my attorney had worked out a great deal for me. Yes, I certainly did. Thank you, Howard!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Howard represented me during a criminal case that could have landed me in jail for 10 years. Knowing this, it was imperative to have the best criminal defense attorney and after my first conversation with Howard, I knew he was the one! From the start, he was very informative and spent an incredible amount of time detailing what I should expect in the months to come. He was very upfront anout the possible outcomes of my case, none of which seemed appealing at the time, but he said he would do everything in his power to keep me out of prison. He did just that and, although the odds were stacked against me, he kept his promise and worked his legal "magic" to persuade the District Attorney and tje judge to sentence me only to probation and did so under the first offender umbrella. So, when I complete all of the terms of my probation, I can have my record expunged. Howard, along with his amazing colleague, Ben Alper and his extremely compassionate assistant, Debby, made an awful and extremely scary situation much better than I could have ever hoped for. The three of them, with Howard's leadership are, in my mind and heart, the true "Dream Team". Howard and his team will absolutely work tirelessly on getting you the best outcome for your case and they do it with heart. I hope to never need the services of a criminal defense attorney again, but if I do, he is my only choice. He is amazing and his team is amazing!
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I was arrested in February 2013 on suspicion of DUI and possession of Marijuana. I did not consent to a breathalyzer test when arrested.
This not being the first time I had been arrested for DUI, I knew I had to find a great lawyer to defend my rights.
I located Howarded via avvo.com and left a voicemail on a Sunday afternoon and he responded to my call within minutes. This was greatly reassuring that I had found the right lawyer as he and Ben always made themselves available when I had any questions or concerns. I met with Howard the following day at his office where he went through in great detail the facts and circumstances of my arrest. He was even familiar with the arresting officer. As far as cost goes, Howard let me know exactly the cost of your defense so there were no financial suprises throughout my case.
I was able to continue driving prior to my court date as Howard and Ben were able to reach an agreement with the Officer at the administrative hearing. This was very important as I have to drive a good distance to get to and from work.
When my day in court arrived Ben was able to reach a plea agreement with the prosecutor and reduced my DUI to wreckless driving. As this would have a 2nd DUI, Ben's negotiations may have saved my job and relieved a great strain on my marriage! I had to do 1 weekend in jail and 1 year of supervised probation, which I am gladly in the process of completing.
I highly recommend Howard and Ben, who make a great legal team and made this proces as painless as possible!