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Mitchell John Howie

Mitchell John Howie

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Military Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury

About Me

The Law Office of Mitchell J. Howie has been serving clients since 2004 with integrity, intelligence and diligence.


 


In 2014 Attorney Mitchell J. Howie was recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. He was also recognized as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and as one of the TOP TEN Criminal Defense attorneys in Alabama under 40 by the Prestigious National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

The owner of the Law Office, Attorney Mitchell J. Howie, truly believes in service to this country. Major Mitchell J. Howie completed his service on Active Duty in the United States Air Force as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He entered the Air Force through the Direct Appointment Program on May 27th, 2005 and began his active duty service on July 3rd, 2005. His official date of separation from active duty was September 28th, 2009.


 


Prior to entrance onto active duty, Mr. Howie worked as Chief of Staff to a representative at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. As an attorney in private practice he excelled at serving clients throughout Austin, Houston and Galveston, Texas with effective and efficient legal representation in various civil and criminal matters, to include: personal injury law, premises liability litigation, criminal defense, driving under the influence (DUI) litigation, debt collection, construction law, business law, contract law and family law.


 


As a government attorney, Major Howie's military career took him all over the United States. He first served the country as a military attorney at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona for two years. His last station was Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Major Howie deployed to Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) for legal support of domestic operations related to the "global war on terrorism."


 


While on active duty, Major Howie answered the country's call to serve in a multitude of arenas. He managed and oversaw a program in Tucson, Arizona which provided excellent legal assistance to deploying airmen on civil law matters including wills, powers of attorneys, general legal guidance on domestic relations, family law, personal injury law, bankruptcy, consumer affairs, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).


 


Major Howie worked tirelessly as a contracts attorney reviewing government contracts valued at over 25 million dollars.


 


Major Howie expertly prosecuted criminals and worked diligently as a trial attorney in litigating the government's case to secure convictions and justice in 17 courts martial. His recent litigation included a trial that led to the only life sentence ever adjudged at Pope Air Force Base. Major Howie acted as the government's representative and gifted advocate in countless administrative proceedings and ensured justice for the government and all parties involved.


 


Mr. Howie also served as Special Assistant to the United States Attorney within the Department of Justice. In this position as the sole federal prosecutor, he personally prosecuted over 300 federal cases ranging from a wide array of criminal offenses to include: minor traffic offenses; larceny offenses, theft offenses; drug offenses; domestic violence offenses; Driving Under Influence litigation (DUI), Driving While Impaired litigation; Child Neglect litigation and Child Abuse litigation.


 


Mr. Howie is a member of the Texas Bar since 2004 and the Alabama Bar since 2010. Mr. Howie is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association and the National Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association. The Law Office of Mitchell J. Howie is currently accepting clients as an Alabama attorney. 


 


Mr. Howie has continued his service to the country in the reserves.  Major Howie was chosen to be an instructor on a distinguished team of Reservists to teach other JAGs military trial advocacy and continues teaching others while running his law practice. 

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Languages Spoken: German, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Military Law: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • J. Robert Black

    I endorse Mitch Howie. We served on active duty together for close to a year. He is a great lawyer, and a hard worker for his clients.

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    J. Black Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to get great results for clients.

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Office of Mitchell J. Howie

107 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL, 35801

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law201008/11/2015
TXInactive 200408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force2009
Outstanding Unit MedalUnited States Air Force2008
Air Force Commendation MedalUnited States Air Force2007
Global War on Terrorism MedalUnited States Air Force2005
Air Force Training RibbonUnited States Air Force2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Special Assistant to United States AttorneyDepartment Of Justice2007 - 2009
Prosecuting AttorneyUnited States Air Force JAG Corps2005 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Office of Mitchell J. Howie2004 - Present
Chief of Staff to State RepresentativeState of Texas2004 - 2005
Law ClerkBarnes & Turner2003 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Alabama State BarLawyer2010 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Huntsville Young LawyersMember2010 - Present
Huntsville-Madison County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of TexasLawyer2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. JuvenileCharges were Dismissed
State v. MaloneCharges Dismissed
State v. MatthewsAll Charges were Dismissed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Law Office of Mitchell J. HowieNewsletter2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of TexasPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Joint Forces TRIALS Course-Tinker AFBTrial Advocacy2015
Judge Advocate Staff Officers CourseMilitary Trial Advocacy2012
Joint Forces TRIALS Course-Hickam, HIMilitary Trial Advocacy2012
TRIALS Course-CaliforniaMilitary Trial Advocacy2011