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Mark Wayne Howes

Criminal defense Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   32 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
    Maryland - MD 32 years
    Georgia - GA 27 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Mark

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          For more than two decades Mr. Howes has represented people through the criminal justice system.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Howes spent twenty years first as a patrolman, then as a narcotics and homicide detective for the Anne Arundel County Police Department.  His experience with the police force and now as an attorney, allows Mark to take a holistic approach to the defense of individuals who have found themselves tangled up in the criminal justice system.  Mark regularly helps individuals who have been charged with DUI, theft, assault, and other criminal matters.        

          Mark pairs his robust criminal practice with representation of those who have suffered injuries resulting the negligence of others.  He works diligently to assist in obtaining compensation for those who have been victims of automobile accidents, dangerous premises situations, or other negligent acts or omissions.  These victims often face debilitating physical injuries, as well as, financial and emotional struggles generated from massive medical bills, lost time at work, and the strain on the victim's quality of life.  Mark fights for these individuals to be compensated so that they may focus on rehabilitation and recovery. 

Location

Law Offices of Mark W. Howes, LLC
1906 Towne Centre Blvd.
Ste. 275
Annapolis, MD, 21401

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!!
Mark is an awesome attorney at law. He is diligent in serving his clients in legal matters. Very knowledgeable, dedicated, and dependable.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Mr. Howes is very professional, knowledgeable, and assertive. Kept me informed every step of the process. I highly recommend Mr. Howes.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
We contacted Mark after my son received his first, and hopefully last, speeding ticket. Mark was very knowledgeable about the law, process and was very reassuring and honest with us. We could not have asked for a better outcome. Mark was amazing and we are very grateful for his services.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
Mark is an amazing lawyer. Very very knowledgeable and knows his work like the back of his hand. If you need a lawyer he is the one.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark is great!
Mark negotiated a great severance agreement for me. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome!
Posted by Billy | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I have used Mark Howes on several occasions for various matters and would continue to use him in the future if needed. He looks out for your best interest as well as managed expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Kemal | January 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
Mr Howes is very knowledgeable and extremely professional. Mr Howes and his staff went above and beyond to assist me. I would definitely recommend to anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you sir
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great thorough and fast help
I reached out to him for a matter that needed to be addressed in a short period of time. He reviewed the documents and met with me to discuss the matter quickly. He was thorough, professional, honest, and straight forward. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Bill | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Litigation
I went to Mark after reviewing his website and I'm glad I did. My case concerned my previous employer not paying me the commissions that were due me after I left their employment. After explaining everything to Mark he told me I had a case and that he was willing to take it. I instructed him that I did not want to have any direct communication with my previous employer and that he was to handle everything. From this point forward Mark acted in a pure professional manner. He sent me copies of all paperwork filed and kept me up to date by email. In the end we settled the case for the full amount due me plus Mark's fee. In conclusion, I can't say enough about how Mark handled the case. His knowledge and professionalism led to the final outcome. In fact I have since referred a friend to him for help.
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Posted by Edwin A. Mitchell, LTC USA, (ret) | March 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
I hired Mark for my wife Dixie Mitchell who was having an issue with Credit Card Fraud. Mark put together our position and defense rapidly with no legal baloney and just a good hard logical approach to the issue. It was resolved quickly and cleanly with the local court with no penalties on our part. This was the second time Mark has represented members of my family and I highly recommend him to anyone out there in need of a great attorney. Edwin
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Posted by William | January 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Mark and his team are truly the best!! Very Knowledgeable and explained things to me in a way I could understand. My case lasted a couple of years but they were always on top of everything informing me of things I needed to know and or do. This was my first experience with any lawyer and I cant imagine going with anybody else besides Mark Howes.
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Posted by Roger | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Lawyer!
I was between a rock and a hard place when I called Mark and it didn't help that I was from out of state. I was arrested for a DUI and Mark knew enough about the law and the circumstances to plead down to Negligent Driving and keep points off my license. He has certainly been in the law enforcement field and the courts to know what he is doing and he is the best at it. I would hire Mark again in a heartbeat and recommend him 10 out of 10 times. Thanks for everything, Mark. You're a life-saver.
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Posted by Kurt Eastman | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal! Mark is exactly who you need.
I have hired mark twice and I wouldn’t consider going with anyone else! He works with you to produce the best outcomes for your case. Tremendous amounts of experience, understanding, and skill were demonstrated in my defense both times. I had a jury trial despite the states continuous efforts to make a deal and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The presentation of the case, the cross examinations, and the defense against the prosecution were seamless. Mark truthfully articulated the facts as well as his arguments which successfully ended in me being found not guilty of all charges. You know who to call!
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Posted by Henry | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
I felt very comfortable talking with him and his response time to inquiries and keeping me informed were phenomenal.he is the best
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Thorough & Winning!
Mark Howes was honest, thorough, and winning! He managed expectations and helped guide us through the process while calming our nerves. Most importantly, we won our case! I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Cassie | August 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Cassie H
Mark delivered information promptly, returned my calls promptly and guided me through the process of my case seamlessly. His experience and knowledge is above par, and his demeanor is approachable. His fees are very reasonable, and I would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Wonderful!
I'd give 10 stars if I could—Mark Howes is amazing! He truly sets the bar high and is extremely knowledgeable. Whenever I had questions, he answered them promptly and gave an immense amount of details. Aside from being highly attentive, he goes above and beyond making each client are well taken care of. You are in good hands with Mark—highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Outstanding"
Mark Howes and his professional team very successfully handled my personal injury case. Everything about the experience was beyond my expectations. He explained the entire process upfront, and provided me with constant updates. I was extremely pleased with his service, kindness and professionalism. I highly recommend Mark and his team to anyone seeking legal services.
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Posted by Candace | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and prompt
I have known Mark for over six years. He was recommended by another attorney in my local area. I live over 55 miles away, but he is well worth the drive. Mark has handled several situations for me. One recent situation, I did not even have to go in to the office, it was all processed via email. Thank you Mark, for being more like a friend than an attorney.
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Posted by Charles | May 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable/ Excellent and Empathetic.
After the death of my son my other son told us to go see his attorney, Mark. We did, we didn't think that their was anything we could do. Mark went to work, he just started researching and we had case. Mark is an excellent communicator, he will always keep you up dated.He knows the law. Thank you Mark, you are one terrific attorney and a great person. Thank you so much! Now I have a Lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-395 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Law Offices Of Mark W. Howes, LLC
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • The University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Slice vs McNamara
  • Favorable judgment for client
  • Mohan vs Metcalf
  • Claims against client dismissed

Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Mark
Litigation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark Howes and I were opposing counsel in a divorce/domestic violence matter. He is a very skilled litigator and gives very sound and practical advice to his clients, and is easy to work with in negotiations."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the pleasure of working with Mark on a number of cases. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community. His knowledge of the law and exceptional trial skills make him an unparalleled advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation in his practice areas."

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Annapolis Criminal defense Lawyer Mark Wayne Howes
Mark Wayne Howes
Criminal defense Attorney
Annapolis, MD
Licensed for 32 years
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