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Jeffrey Howard was born and raised in North Carolina, just down the
highway in Fayetteville, NC.  He was the crazy kid on the bright BMX
bike doing tricks that should have killed him but miraculously failed in
their mission.  He and his wife and child live in the forests of Orange

He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he
received a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in History (focus on
Dark Age England) and Peace, War, and Defense (focus on National
Security, before 9/11 and before it was the cool thing to do).

He then pursued and was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from North
Carolina Central University School of Law, where he graduated with
Honors. Jeffrey has lived in Orange County since 1993, and is a member
of the 15B (Orange County and Chatham County) Bar, the North Carolina
Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in North Carolina by
the North Carolina State Bar.  He has been handling almost exclusively Personal Injury claims, Workers’ Compensation claims, and traffic tickets since he was licensed to practice law in 2001, though pharmacy
prescription error claims have become a fair part of his practice as
well.  He is a certified Superior Court Mediator with the North Carolina
Dispute Resolution Commission and a Workers’ Compensation Mediator
certified by the NC Industrial Commission. His office is at the end of
Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina but he represents clients
all over the state.

When he’s not fighting for his clients, he’s fighting for fun. 
Jeffrey trains in Gracie Jiu Jitsu as well as Progressive Fighting
Systems and enjoys training and teaching self-defense and occasionally
competing in grappling/submission competitions.

He had a Boxer named Nietzsche until he sadly left this world in
2007, going down in history as the best dog ever.  His current canine
protégés are a Boxer named Albe and a French Bulldog named Prunella. 
They’re pretty alright so far.  We’ll see how they work out.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    15 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
    15 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    15 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Nathaniel Coates Smith

    Jeffrey Howard is a solid, dependable, and highly skilled attorney. He is attentive to his clients' needs and an excellent advocate. I can recommend him without reservation.


    Nathaniel Smith Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elizabeth Guckes Heetderks

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey is well respected in the legal community. He is a zealous advocate, very knowledgable in the field and our office frequently refers clients to his practice.


    Elizabeth Heetderks Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1829 E. Franklin St., Bldg. 600
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best Looking Lawyer in the Building600 Franklin Square2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberJeffrey Allen Howard, Attorney at Law, PLLC2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2002 - Present
North Carolina Bar Associationmember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
P. Sutton v. John Doe & Integon General Ins. Co. Durham Co. 05CVS1452Summary judgment for plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Self-PublishedHow to Find the Right Attorney for You2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPeace, War and DefenseBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Your Website is Not EnoughYour Website is Not Enough2015
Maintaining the Integrity of the Legal Profession Continuing Education PresentationMaintaining the Integrity of the Legal Profession Continuing Education Presentation2013
Ethics of Legal Advertising Continuing Education PresentationEthics of Legal Advertising Continuing Education Presentation2013
Chapel Hill Leads GroupNC Workers' Comp Law 1012010