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Nicholas Howie

DUI and DWI Attorney at Salem, NH

5.0   49 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Drunk Driving, DUI, OUI, DWI cases.

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%

    14 years

  3. Federal crime
    10%

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Licensed for 14 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/16/2019
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 02/28/2011

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Howie Law Office
One Stiles Road,
Suite 103
Salem, NH, 03079
Howie Law Office
400 TradeCenter Suite 5900
Woburn, MA, 01801
Nicholas Howie
300 Brickstone Square,
Suite 201
Andover, MA, 01810
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Reviews

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Posted by Andrew | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional and Brilliant Lawyer
I was charged with a DUI and I thought I was definitely going to get convicted and have a permanent record. Mr. Howie changed that for me. He gave me a peace of mind even before I hired him. He guided me through the court proceedings and put out an exceptional display of professionalism. Because of him I was found NOT GUILTY and can now return to work. Mr Howie is the Best Lawyer you could ask for!!
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Posted by Adam | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wow!
Nick was an absolute pleasure to work with. Win or lose, he was very personable, while keeping an extreme professionality about him. He communicated very well with me throughout my case, keeping me informed along the way and in my opinion, went above and beyond his call of duty! Highly highly recommended
Posted by nick | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
nicholas rivard dui charge dropped
Nicholas Howie exceeded and achieved a much better outcome then i expected, and he was very open to helping in anyway possible
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Compassionate, responsive attorney
I recently had an unfortunate incident. I had never been arrested and I was in an extreme panic, especially where I felt I shouldn't have been arrested. Nick calmed me down immediately. After talking to 10+ attorneys, Nick was the only one that really seemed to care about my situation. I could just tell that he doesn't do this just for money, and I would highly recommend attorney Nick Howie to anybody in my area...
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Posted by Chris | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Nick did an outstanding job with my case. He examined it and gave me options and recommendations. He resolved my case with the best possible result. A+++
Posted by Jamie | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the guy you want on your side !
This guy knows his stuff...the process of getting the case won. He got my case done in a short time which cut my stress way down.
Posted by Peter | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Nick
Nick had to take on a very hard task to which I felt was a losing situation. He did everything and more to make sure that my trial was fair and went above and beyond to make sure the evidence was in my favor. I'm letting everyone I know to hire him. You won't be disappointed. Also he made time to come out and see us at different locations and even went to the registry with me. Above and beyond in my opinion. Thanks again Nick!
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Posted by Angelinahall | November 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very understanding and caring
We hired nick he is a very caring lawyer and fights hard very well recommend by me n mine he will work w people financially to
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended attorney
I would highly recommend Nick as an attorney for any matter relating to OUI. As my attorney, he did everything I could have hoped for during a stressful time. He was quick to answer my questions, always acted professionally, and shared his wealth of experience and expertise. He reviewed my case until he was familiar with each detail. It was clear when I appeared in court that the DA, as well as the Judge had a tremendous amount of respect for him. He was successfully able to win my trial and save me a lot of trouble.
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Posted by Brian | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made the right decision!
Nick Howie was the reason I got my DUI dropped I was unfortunately arrested in March for my DUI I refused a breath test and was scared about how this DUI would change my life!! I looked up lawyers for days trying to find the right guy for my case and Nick reached out to me! He met with me explained how we could win this case and told me how we’re going to deal with this situation!! With the state pushing hard for me to be convinced of a DUI Nick fought harder and got the charge dropped for me!! He was very professional and very well spoke!! I’d tell anyone to go to Nick. 10/10
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Posted by Sha | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Nick for the WIN
It was my first OUI offense and since the first day,he was what kept me calm and helped me get through this.He is an excellent communicator and always punctual.He is simply the best at what he does.I thank God for him.Not guilty verdict!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I have had to use Nick more than once. He always worked to get me a fair deal. Recently he got me out of a real jam and got me a great plea deal. He was always very quick to respond to me if I had questions or needed anything. If you’re looking for An OUI lawyer then you should seriously consider using Nick.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Enjoyable to work with
Very responsive, open communication, made a last second call during the trial that likely won the case.
Posted by M | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Available
Facing an out of state OUI charge, which would have been counted as a second by the registry in state, I was desperate to find good representation. I found Nick based off of these reviews, and thank God I did. From the first time I spoke with him, he calmed me down and explained all the different options and scenarios in lament terms. His communication throughout the entire several month process was phenomenal, always returning calls, texts, and emails. He pursued the district attorney tirelessly to make a deal dropping the charge to a Reckless Operation. After several months Nick got the deal done, saving my license and with it, my ability to work and enjoy life. Regardless of the results in my case I would have highly recommended Nick, however based on the results and the entire process I can tell you with great certainty he is the absolute best lawyer available.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Attorney Nick for a felony criminal charge. That was the best choice I made. He was wonderful, responsive, easy to contact, reliable. I ended up with community service, had to take an online test, and attended counseling, but I have no criminal record thanks to him. I was 100% happy with him. He was excellent! I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Monica | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket dismissed
I travel for work and got a traffic ticket in Massachusetts, I hired Mr Nicholson to appear in court for me and to dispute the ticket he got it dismissed for me, he had a great communication with me always answering my phone calls and messages on time. I couldn’t be more satisfy and happy with his great job, very professional attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great so far
I looked far and wide for a great criminal attorney in Salem NH. Sure I could go to Boston and bring in a $700/hour lawyer, but Nick is very down to earth, comforting, and knows his way around the environment local to Southern NH. I am putting my entire reputation on the line with Nick (and my future ability to get employment), and based on all of these fantastic reviews and meeting with Nick, I am confident that Nick will focus like a laser on my case. I look forward to working with an attorney like Nick to a successful conclusion of my case. In fact as my case started to need more expertise he referred me to leverage another colleague in his practice to address it, despite my offering him a bonus to do the work himself. He is honest and that is hard to find these days, in any profession it seems.
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Posted by Michael | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and an all around great guy
I hired Nick for 2 counts of felony criminal threatening and that was the best choice I could've made. I was a little worried about the outcome but he did an excellent job with no sweat .
Posted by Mike | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever
Nicholas Howie is one of the best attorneys I have ever seen or ever had. I would very very highly recommend him. He is definitely a professional. I was looking at losing my license for one year and have an extensions for one year. I had hired Nick to represent me for safety hearing in Concord. Nick even met me one hour before to discuss my case in further detail. He is definitely a professional. After the hearing I was able to keep my license and have no extension time for anything. I would definitely highly recommend Nicholas Howie to my friends and family. If I ever need a tourney again he is the first person I will call. If there was a 5-star rating I would put a 10. Thank you Nick for everything and my family thanks you too.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I was arrested for a DUI and negligent operation in Jan 2017. Mr. Howie advised me to go to trial because, at the time, the state of MA was fighting to throw out the breathalyzer test. It took almost a year, but with Mr. Howie’s help and guidance, I was only charged for negligent ops. I didn’t have a prior record and am very happy to keep it that way. I should also add that Mr. Howie is very polite, knowledgeable and responds quickly. It made it very easy to work with him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Howie Law Office, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Office of Patrick Shanley
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Investigator
  • Washington DC Public Defender Services
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Westfield State College (Westfield)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty MA OUI
  • Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty NH DWI
  • Not Guilty
  • See my website for more results
  • www.howielegal.com

Associations

  • Greater Salem Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawrence Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law office of Patrick Shanley
  • Trial Attorney
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Nation's Top one Percent
  • Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • 10 Best DUI - Massachusetts
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
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Publications

  • New Hampshire Bar News
  • At A Glance
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (30)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Attorney Howie personally and professionally for a number of years now and I am very comfortable referring matters that I do not handle to him. Attorney Howie is very knowledgeable in his field and he treats clients and peers alike with respect. I endorse Nicholas Howie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of endorsing my friend and colleague Nick Howie. Nick is a hard working attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He practices in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is well versed in the law in both states making him an extremely effective attorney. Nick knows how to try a case and handle himself in the courtroom and is respected by other attorneys in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick Howie is a talented, experienced and well-respected professional with great people skills, an ability to persuade others which he applies when negotiating a case, arguing to a judge or writing a winning pleading. He is honorable, loyal, authentic. I endorse Nick Howie!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney howie is a great advocate who fight s to protect the rights of his clients. He is a great lawyer and respected by his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Considering I am a prosecutor and Attorney Howie is a defense attorney, we are on opposite sides of the table. Nonetheless, I can endorse Attorney Howie because he is knowledgeable, well-prepared and always professional."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Howie. I have been opposing counsel on a number of cases and he is always prepared, professional and advocates well for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Howie is very knowledgeable in this area of practice. He understand what his client needs are, and does everything he can to meet him. Clients should absolutely call Attorney Howie for DUI help!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Howie and I went to law school together, and I was always impressed with his work ethic - a characteristic that has carried over into his law practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Nick since law school and always knew he would be a great attorney. He was in the library daily striving for top grades. His presentations in class were always tops because of his his commitment. I saw that this commitment didn't waiver. I've seen him in the courtroom and my gut feeling from law school were correct. I have recommended clients to him and will continue not because he's a friend but for the sole reason that he's a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on numerous matters with Attorney Howie. I found him to be intelligent, professional, and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has an extensive knowledge and experience regarding Mass and NH motor vehicle laws."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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