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Leo Kenneth Howell III

Family Attorney at Bethlehem, PA

4.9   48 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 11 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Leo

Learn Leo’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

  3. Family
    25%
    Divorce, Custody, Child and Spousal Support, Protection From Abuse, Guardianship, Adoption

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    Protection from abuse.

  5. Uncontested divorce
    10%

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At Driscole Howell LLC, clients are guaranteed high-quality legal representation from lawyers who have their best interests at heart. No matter the nature of your current legal concerns, you can rest assured knowing that, when you work with the respected lawyers of Driscole Howell LLC, your case will be handled by a Pennsylvania attorney with a track record of success. At Driscole Howell LLC, your case will receive the attention it deserves from a lawyer capable of delivering excellent results. From criminal defense to divorce mediation, you can count on the lawyers of Driscole Howell LLC.

Driscole Howell, LLC., serves families in Allentown and the surrounding Lehigh and Northampton areas in the following case types:

Adoption
Alimony
Child custody and visitation
Child support
Child support modification and enforcement
Divorce
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Mediation
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Adoption


Driscole Howell, LLC., assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. They handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family member.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. The attorneys at Driscole Howell, LLC., help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation
Attorneys at Driscole Howell, LLC., protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support
A Driscole Howell, LLC., attorney can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Driscole Howell, LLC., attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, they can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Driscole Howell, LLC., is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Pennsylvania to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. The skilled negotiators at Driscole Howell, LLC., can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Driscole Howell, LLC., expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact Driscole Howell, LLC for a $50 one hour are eager to represent your family law case.

 

Attorney Howell practices primarily in Divorce, Child Custody and DUI law. Attorney Howell grew up in the Lehigh Valley where he graduated from Emmaus High School, in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Attorney Howell worked as a summer clerk for Judge James Anthony of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas – Criminal Division and for Judge Paula Ott of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2020,2016,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2020 2016 2014 + 1 ...

Location

Driscole Howell LLC
3001 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Lindsay | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I would recommend 100%, great customer service, great communication with the lawyer directly, helped me and my son in all needs of our case and won the case, this was a pleasure to hire Leo as our lawyer and will always be grateful with his amazing work.
Posted by Joe | April 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I had a great experience working with Leo to finalize my divorce, I highly recommend him! He was incredibly patient, professional, and very knowledgeable regarding the potential paths my case could take. From the beginning stages of the divorce, he set clear expectations and continued to remain in frequent contact regarding new developments. What should have been a simple divorce unfortunately became more complicated, but Leo remained consistently prepared to address issues as they appeared and explained what the next steps were to move the case forward.
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Posted by Emily | January 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Custody Attorney
Mr. Howell was amazing in our grandparents case! He prepared my husband and I extremely well, was familiar with the local judges, and was responsive with our questions and concerns. Our case required a lot of case law research and was drug out over a year and a half but he was continuously going above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and ready for our appearances in front of the judge. I highly recommend his services in any custody case.
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Posted by Lisa | January 12, 2023
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Amazing Attorney
I was referred by a friend for representation in a divorce case and it was the best decision I could have made. Attorney Howell is extremely professional and leaves no stone unturned. Not to mention he is extremely patient with his clients and understands their needs. From start to finish I never felt misguided. I would highly recommend him for any legal services and should I be in need of legal representation in the future I will be sure to contact him!
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Posted by Zack | October 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Daughters Savior!
I was referred to Leo by a close friend and it has been the best decision i could have ever made! He exceeded all my expectations tenfold. His professionalism and attention to detail is second to none compared to all the other lawyers I've been through with my custody battle. He is always well prepared and really did handle my case with the utmost respect and urgency! He was able to get me sole physical and legal custody of my daughter and essentially save her from my daughter abusive and mentally ill mother. I can't understate how impressive it was to watch him operate in court! Truly a high-level professional!
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Posted by Alex | July 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
This is the goat of lawyers
This man is the one you want down to earth relatable worth every last penny which on top is very reasonable my case was not good to say the least and he made it happen this is a lawyer who will fight for you, and have your back
Posted by Carmela | June 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely AMAZING lawyer!
My husband and I have been dealing with custody since 2015. It was a very stressful time. We hired Leo and it was the best decision we’ve made! Not only did he clean up another lawyers mistakes, but he put an end to the back and forth court visits! We can finally be at peace and I can now move forward with adopting my little girl! Our family is filled with so much joy and we give all thanks to Leo Howell! I’ll be recommending him to anyone in need of a great lawyer!
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Posted by Ilyas | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Custody Conference
I met Leo through a in session PFA court, I had a preview of what he’s capable of doing and he is NO JOKE!! If I had Leo fighting a case against me I honestly wouldn’t even come to the hearing. He knows when and how he needs to speak SUPER professional. I also felt that he was more worried about my cases then his fees. Leo you were absolutely amazing ! I would refer you to anything that breathes !
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Posted by Wayne | June 30, 2021
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Great Attorney
I needed a lawyer in PA, I'm from NJ, I google lawyer's and came across Leo, when first speaking with him I knew he be good to represent me, very knowledgeable and a real down to earth lawyer, I would highly recommend him and you could put your trust him.
Posted by Rebecca | April 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Matters
Mr. Howell is extremely knowledgeable and exceeded my expectations. He Is a respectful man and will not sugar coat things. I personally feel I had the best man for the job and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer in the lehigh valley area
I was lost and confused on how to handle my situation on getting my drivers license back. I googled lawyers in my area and came across Leo's practice, his staff was always in fast response and in contact with me from first day of setting up the appointment to the day of hearing. I consulted with Leo and he was very educated and professional with my situation. The situation I was looking at without a lawyers assistance was devastating to me. Having Leo represent me was the best decision I could have made, having my charges dismissed and reduced, making best argumentative discussions on my behalf. I feel great with the outcome of my case and would highly recommend Leo to represent you in your case, hire him today and you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Kirsten | December 8, 2020
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So thankful for Leo Howell
I found myself in a very difficult, stressful, and terrifying situation very quickly that landed me in Lehigh County. From what the other women were saying, thought I was going to be stuck there for a long time. If it wasnt for Leo Howells extreme professionalism, knowledge, timeliness, and care for his clients, I can only imagine how long I would have stayed in that awful place. He took care of everything, put my family and my nerves at ease, and answered all the questions and concerns we had. I cannot recommend and thank him enough. Do not EVER show to court without a lawyer. This is your freedom on the line and Leo was there to ensure mine was returned to me.
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Posted by Aaron M | November 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Calm and collective!
Leo handled my case with out any sweat! Me on the other hand was a mess. He reassured me that you I was going to be fine and let him handle it. And thats EXACTLY what he did. Everything worked out in my favor. Leo is very knowledgeable and definitely cares about his clients. THANK YOU LEO!! For everything! I whole heartedly mean that!
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Posted by Cynthia | November 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
RECOMMENDED!!!!!
My husband and I needed a lawyer for Adoption. We actually got a recommendation to go to Attorney Howell. We spoke to him and he answered everything we needed to know so we knew we wanted to proceed. Attorney Howell is very dedicated to his job and will guide you ever step of the way. His dedication and the time he put into our case was amazing, before the court date he made sure to review everything with us and make sure we all had everything accurate. Attorney Howell showed us that he wanted to win this case just as bad as my Husband and I. He is very Professional, responsible, organized and will get back to you as soon as he can when you reach out to him. Attorney Howell also has a great Assistant that quickly got back to us with all of our paper work to keep for our records. The day of the court was a great feeling, of course I was nervous but as soon as it continued I had the best feeling we clearly won the case. There are no words to even say how I felt. Attorney Howell thank you for making a difficult situation make it seem so easy with a GREAT OUTCOME. I am so thankful!
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Posted by Mary | October 13, 2020
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Social Worker
I hired Leo not knowing where or who to turn to, with a feeling that I had a lot at stake and so much to lose, namely my precious, and, at the time, “in tact family,” which I had valued and worked so hard to keep together after 22 years of marriage and being an at home mother. Leo, from the start, was very transparent, and upfront during the initial consultation. He stated that he did not believe in over charging for unnecessary letters, phone calls, and that is exactly how matters were handled, very effectively and efficiently. Leo displayed integrity by not involving the children in the child custody battle, yet true empathy and concern for me as a mother and the well being of the my kids. He dotted every i and crossed every t and was always prepared and planned with the ongoing legal battle that ensued throughout the divorce process. He was aggressive with the opposing party when he needed to be and let the minute details go; he knew which battles were important and which ones to pick. And because of this, I am in a much better place than I ever imagined personally and financially. Leo listened to what I wanted and was able to produce the very outcome I was hoping for through his hard work, commitment, and dedication. He offered moral support, understanding, and expected respect for himself and “the process,” which he truly deserves. I could not have asked for a better lawyer, and especially during one of the most painstaking processes painful times in my life. I would recommend Leo to anyone looking for a highly professional and more than competent lawyer.
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Posted by Jessica | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Pennsylvania's Best Lawyer
Leo Howell is honestly the best lawyer I have had in Pennsylvania. He made the unthinkable happen. He got he better than the best case scenario to happen. He is beyond educated at what he does. He has an amazing repport with many important people in the Lehigh and North Hampton area making the things he can offer much more likely. He is straight forward and extremely trust worthy. He is also extremely organized and always on his A game. Leo Howell will never leave you hanging. I was always able to keep in constant contact with him. I would also like to say his prices especially for the miracles he pulls off are absolutely amazing, I have dealt with lawyers in the past that charged ridiculous amounts of money and did not even come close to achieving the goals we had laid out. Not only is he so reasonably priced because of my bad experience with a lawyer before him I had doubts in the beginning but he was so confident he said " If you feel you can get better representation some where else I will gladly give back your money to do so " I had never heard a lawyer say that before and I knew its because he's not all about money and he is that good at what he does. The end results were so perfect I could not have been more happy that I stuck with him and I highly recommend him. You will not regret your decision to hire Leo Howell infact it would be the best decision you ever make. - Jessica
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Posted by Francisco | June 8, 2020
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Driving Under a Suspended License DUI Related
Attorney Leo Howell was able to get my charge changed from a 1543B to a 1511. I was looking at a year license suspension and jail time. He was able to work out a deal for just a citation. Case paid and closed. He is excellent to deal with and very easy to communicate with! Highly recommended!!!
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Leo kept me out of jail.
As a business owner, I drive for a living and need to keep my driving record clean. Went through a rough spot in 2013 and got a DUI. Not having a choice, I kept driving on a suspended license and got pulled over. Leo walked me through a difficult situation and kept me from jail time. DUI’s are a money making scam, Leo knows the system, the angles and the judges. I walked away with a small fine. I will continue to call on Leo for all my legal matters. Leo is a straight shooter. He will tell you right up front how to approach each situation. I’ve hired some crappy lawyers in the past. I only call Leo for all my legal issues.
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Posted by AK | April 29, 2019
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Criminal Defense Case - Attentive, Aggressive, and Persistent
Attorney Howell took my case and laid out the options I had. He provided his recommendation on a route to take, we pursued it, and the case was quick and dismissed. I felt prepared for what was going on and how the defense was set. He's young, aggressive in court, and really passionate about what he does. I'd recommend Attorney Howell for anyone.
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Posted by Gabriel | January 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, highly recommend
Great lawyer, help me with my divorce and he gave me my results. Great job and thank you.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Driscole Howell LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Hopkins & Schafkopf, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk for Judge Paula Ott
  • The Superior Court Of Pennsylvania
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Certified Intern
  • Allegheny County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • Court Of Common Pleas Of Lehigh County
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Moravian College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lehigh Valley High Twelve Club
  • All About Wills
  • 2014
  • Allentown Freemasons
  • Grandparent's Rights in Custody
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Leo
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Howell is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He works to get his clients results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I frequently refer DUI cases that I receive to Leo since he has the skills to effectively represent clients in these matters."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"One of the hardest working and driven attorneys that gets results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Mr.Howell personally and have worked with him extensively. I regularly refer clients his way when they land on the wrong side of the law and have heard nothing but positive feedback. I confidently recommend his services for anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."

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Bethlehem Family Lawyer Leo Kenneth Howell III
Leo Kenneth Howell III
Family Attorney
Bethlehem, PA
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available