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Howard Aaron Brucker

Criminal defense Attorney at Havre De Grace, MD

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    traffic violations, drug charges, possession charges, intent to distribute, burglary, assaults, sex crimes

    11 years

  2. Family
    45%
    divorce, custody issues, protection orders

    11 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Dog Bites, Negligence

    11 years

The Law Office of Howard A. Brucker, LLC is an accessible civil and criminal law practice.  I understand that my client's want a lawyer who answers thir calls and responds to their emails and texts.

My practice focus is all aspects of Family Law.  I also handle WI/DUI, Traffic Matters, Estate Planning, Constitutional rights and Small Business/ Corporate Matters.  

I offer free divorce and criminal client assessments.  My fees are reasonable because I have been in your shoes.  I know the importance of having a lawyer during this change of life event.  

 

Location

Law Office of Howard A. Brucker, LLC
201 South Market Street, Suite 205
Havre De Grace, MD, 21078
Law Office of Howard A. Brucker, LLC
7313 Harford Road
Parkville, MD, 21234
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by Liz | December 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
I retained Mr. Bruckner for a personal injury after an initial consultation. He went over the processes required; all were clear and concise. First though was his consideration of my physical injury. He is thoroughly professional and very responsive to any outreach. I am very pleased with the outcome and recommend him highly.
Posted by John | April 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I recently engaged Mr. Brucker to represent me in Elkton, Cecil Co., MD. He was extremely helpful and secured an outcome that was better than originally thought possible. He was very knowledgeable about all the facets of the law; He was also thoroughly familiar with the states attorneys and the judges and suggested we move the proceedings to a different level court that turned out to be the right thing to do. He also briefed me on all my legal alternatives and explained how he intended to handle matters in the court room which he did in an expert manner. As I stated, my outcome was better than I hoped. I highly recommend Mr. Brucker for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Aaron | February 14, 2019
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Exceptional & Experienced Lawyer
Howard, was my last resort when I had a theft case. His knowledge on criminology and excellent understanding of the judicial system plead me NOT guilty in my verdict. He is a good attorney and knows his job. I will recommend him a thousand times.
Posted by Kimane | August 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great services
Thank you Mr Brucker for great services kept me calm during they entire process and made my big situation into nothing so easily. Highly recommend great affordable services thank u again!
Posted by Tirrah | March 27, 2018
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Best Lawyer in md
My lawyer was great, he kept me updated on all dates either by call, email. I didn't have to guess everything he said would happen happened in the best way. I couldn't ask for more
Posted by Danielle | December 4, 2017
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Divorce Representation
Seperations and divorces are very emotional and difficult times. I had one less worry, because I felt I was in very capable hands with my attorney. From our initial meeting, he helped to clarify and aleviate a lot of the concerns I had about my seperation (limited divorce case). Howard was always very responsive to my calls or messages. I was quite surprised when I actually reached out on a weekend evening (for a very important matter which couldn’t wait) and he responded right away. When it was time to file for the absolute divorce, Howard was able to finalize my divorce without any additional expense. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Micheal | March 17, 2017
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Outstanding representation By Attorney Howard Brucker
I hired Attorney Howard Brucker to representation my son in court. We told him what the situation was and he told us what he would try to accomplish. I love the fact that he made no faults promises and showed that he cared more about my son’s wellbeing than just a pay check. He kept us informed thru out the entire process and has stayed in touch thereafter. He accomplished ever thing he said he would to accomplish and more. I would diffidently use his services if need again and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to others.
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Posted by Rich | May 4, 2016
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assault case
Recently, I was accused of assault and was served a summons to appear in court to defend myself. The charge was “Second Degree Assault.” I had no idea what to do or how to proceed. I set up an appointment with Howard Brucker; and he set my mind at ease. Mr. Brucker handled every aspect of the case. He interviewed witnesses and handled everything with the court. He appeared in court with me; and the judge threw out the case. Mr. Brucker also saw to it that the entire record was expunged. I would recommend Mr. Brucker to anyone needing competent legal representation.
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Posted by Susan | March 28, 2016
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Review of Howard Brucker, Attorney
I retained Howard Brucker for my divorce. I was impressed by his knowledge of all the laws and ins and outs of the whole process. He always called with any updates and always picked up the phone when I called him. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by A Military Spouse ( BILLINGSLEY) | January 26, 2016
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A MILITARY SPOUSE
Acquiring Howard Brucker and having him to fight for your rights will put you mind at ease. I retained Howard Brucker for a very Nasty Custody Divorce matter. My ex-husband's wrongful attempt to blind-side me with a custody filing was stopped by Howard's expertise of the law and the court system. I was impressed by his professionalism. He is an EXPERT ATTORNEY. He kept me informed with every detail as my very nasty custody and divorce case progressed. Although I had moved from Maryland back to Texas, Howard was always available for my phone calls. I would recommend his legal services. His retainer is fair. I wish I could have paid him more for winning my case. As a matter a fact I offered him more, but He refused. My case required 3 attorney's before my divorce was settled. Howard was by FAR THE VERY BEST.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2015
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Awesome Advice, Awesome service
I got charged with a DWI recently, I hired a public defender and got screwed tremendously. They gave me 2 yrs of probation, and 30 days. I hired Mr Brucker a week aftermy sentence. In that week, he advised me nor did he beat around the bush with me about my chances. We consulted a couple times afterwards. Went to court the following month, and before my case was called he told me my options. After talking with the DA they agreed to throw my case away, throwing away the rest of my sentence, and my probation. Would totally recommend his services to everyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2014
Howard Brucker review...
Mr. Brucker has exceeded every expectation that I had for him. The results of my retaining his services were better than I ever could have dreamed of. His knowledge of the court room, his presence, and his familiarity with those involved with the local legal process gave us every edge that we needed. I would definitely recommend using Howard for your legal issues!!! Thanks again, sir...
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Posted by Tina | March 8, 2014
Excellent understanding and trustworthy attorney
Howard kept me calm and was very clear with me on my case understanding and very knowledgeable..he made this experience more manageable for me...I couldn't have chosen a better attorney....
Posted by Larry | March 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy!!!!!!!
I hired Mr. Howard Brucker for my legal issues. He is very experienced and was able to get me a Not Guilty verdict on my trial. Very happy with his services and service fees..
Posted by Anthony | August 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Howard Brucker DID NOT PREPARE FOR MY DIVORCE PERIOD.
When my EX wife was on the stand he asked many questions but the problem was that that 90% were objected to by her council and she did not have to answer. We did not meet to go over a list of questions that we needed answering. One day I sent pages of interrogatories and when I called to ask him if he received them he said "Did you send me a check yet, when I get the check I'll read them". I was stunned. I had sent multiple checks to that point and I was living pay check to pay check. To further my pain, when it was my turn to take the stand, he asked me 3 QUESTIONS! 1. HOW LONG IN CONSTRUCTION? 2. HOW LONG WITH CURRENT COMPANY? 3. HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK DO YOU WORK? AND HE THEN SAID "I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS YOUR HONOR!!!! WHAT??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? THESE ARE MY CHILDREN THAT I AM FIGHTING FOR. 3 QUESTIONS??? I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISAPPOINTED IN MY LIFE AS I WAS THAT DAY. HE CLEARLY CARES ABOUT THE "CHECK" FIRST AND YOUR CASE SECOND. ALMOST $5K FOR 3 QUESTIONS. HE HAD MY FOLDER IN FRONT OF HIM AND PULLED NO INFO FROM IT. HE JUST WUNG IT. A FEELING OF SICKNESS STARTED TO SET IN WHILE WAITING FOR THE JUDGE. RESULT JOINT CUSTODY. PROBABLY BECAUSE MY 16 YR OLD SPOKE HIGHLY OF ME AND HOW I AM IN THEIR LIVES EVEN THO I HAD TO LEAVE MY HOME. ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE THIS ATTORNEY AND GET A GAME PLAN. DON'T JUST TAKE HIS RESPONSE OF RELAX OR DON'T WORRY! I AM STILL REELING FROM HIS INCOMPETENCE FROM THIS DISASTER OF REPRESENTATION. THE CASE WAS IN MID JUNE AND EACH DAY IT WAYS ON MY MIND THAT IF I AT LEAST SAY SOMETHING, MAYBE SOMEONE IN MY SITUATION WILL REALIZE THAT THIS COULD BE THEM AS WELL. ASK QUESTIONS. ASK QUESTIONS. ASK QUESTIONS.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principle
  • The Law Office of Howard A. Brucker, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law clerk
  • Cecil County State's Attorney
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Rule 16 Attorney
  • Delaware Department of Justice
  • 2012 - 2012

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Towson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child Custody
  • Plaintiff dropped case in Maryland.
  • Child custody
  • Judge dismissed case.

Associations

  • Harford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Distinction
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2012

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Howard
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Howard on several family law matters. He always knows the right questions to ask and is very knowledgable about all of the little details. He is an excellent attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a tremendous client advocate for his client, and has served to provide guidance to me in many situations where he has had more exposure to certain judges and prosecutors in upcoming cases I had. He has also been a fantastic outlet for referring family law cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a competent and knowledgeable attorney. I first met Howard while he was clerking for the Office of the State's Attorney for Cecil County. His legal research ability was an invaluable resource for the attorney's in the office. After his clerkship he transitioned into private practice. I noticed that he has the same, if not more, passion as a defense attorney as when he was with the State."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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