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Howard Lawrence Williams

Howard Lawrence Williams

also known as Howard L. Williams

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Violent Crime

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 34%
    15 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    15 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 23%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 18%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Anna Reese Yum

    Howard Williams is an excellent trial attorney. When I was a DA, we would regularly work on cases together. Howard was always known as a trustworthy defense attorney who worked diligently for his clients; he also obtained great results for his clients whether it be through negotiations or trial. He's a fantastic lawyer and I highly recommend Howard!


    Anna Yum Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mary Williams Kaplan

    Howard is a consummate professional. He is thorough with high attention to detail, and produces top quality work. Highly recommend Howard.


    Mary Kaplan Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal DefenseState Bar of California2015
Victory CornerContra Costa County Criminal Conflict Program2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TemporeSuperior Court of California, County of Contra Costa2013 - 2014
PartnerLieber Williams & Labin2008 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderRiverside County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Contra Costa County Criminal Conflict PanelSenior Attorney2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. J.L.jury verdict: NOT GUILTY
People v. B.C.CHARGES DROPPED through negotiations
People v. A.G.Charges Reduced through negotiation with D.A. and DMV defeated in Court by Writ of Mandate. LICENSE SAVED

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1999
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Kent State UniversityEconomicsBBA1995