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Jeffrey Allen Howard

Personal injury Attorney at Chapel Hill, NC

4.9   76 reviews

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    75%
    Auto Accidents; Slip & Fall; Pharmacy Prescription Error

    22 years

  2. Workers compensation
    20%
    North Carolina Workers' Compensation Claims

    22 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Speeding Tickets in Orange County, Chatham County, Durham County, and Wake County, North Carolina

    22 years

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 County.

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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Licensed for 21 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Jeffrey

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

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
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Posted by Robin | January 31, 2022
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Awesome Lawyer
No BS! Fabulous to work with. If you want something handled with dignity, respect, and gets the job, this is your man.
Posted by Lauri | June 25, 2021
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Excellent attorney.
Smart. Direct. Extremely knowledgeable and expert at what he does. Mr. Howard's fees are very reasonable and he did exactly what he promised for me. I was extremely happy with the result. I highly recommend Jeffrey Allen Howard!
Posted by Toney | June 12, 2021
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A great lawyer
I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but you are truly the best I've ever worked with. Thank you so much.
Posted by Darcia | February 11, 2021
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Amazing Attorney!
I have nothing but the highest praise for attorney Jeffrey Allen Howard and his handling of my daughter's personal injury case. You will not find a more skilled, responsive and compassionate attorney to guide you through the settlement process. My daughter was involved in an incident in which a drunk driver totaled her car and resulted in her being injured. Mr. Howard negotiated a settlement for the maximum limit on the driver's insurance policy, which far exceeded our expectations.
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Posted by Cindy | February 7, 2021
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Helpful for my first experience with a lawyer
Mr. Howard was helpful and always willing to answer my questions about my case. I was in a car wreck (not my fault). For the most part he explained things in an understandable manner and was open to easy and quick communication on the computer.
Posted by Dr. Evangelist Ferguson | March 31, 2020
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Attorney Jeffrey Howard
Attorney Jeffrey Howard has represented me in two car accidents. He knows what he’s doing in these two accidents, he did make the other party’s insurance company to settle me handsomely without going to court. I recommend Attorney Jeffrey to anyone needing a good lawyer to represent him/her in a car accident.
Posted by Rosalie | January 25, 2020
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Personal injury settlement
7 minutes ago Jeffrey Howard achieved a successful personal injury settlement for me following a car accident where the other driver was at fault. This was a bit of a complicated case because I live in Maine but the accident happened in North Carolina. Jeffrey worked through three different insurers as well as Medicare and Maine rules/regulations to collect payments from all possible sources. I appreciate his attention to my questions and concerns throughout the entire process as well as his professional approach to the legal details of the my claim. I highly recommend Jeffrey to anyone needing a personal injury lawyer!
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Posted by Katrina | November 21, 2018
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Traffic ticket
Jeffrey Howard represented me on my traffic ticket which was 52/35. I had a previous ticket prior to this but the outcome is spectacular. He was quick, brief and presented me with the realistic possible outcomes. Also, contacting Jeff was very convenient. I called him, signed the papers online and he emailed me the disposition of my traffic ticket. He got it down to equipment malfunction which is very impressive. It just shows how good of a lawyer he is. He is very smart and professional when you call him and he will give you all the information you need regarding your case. Two thumbs up to Jeff Allen Howard!! Definitely my number one recommendation especially when you have a complicated traffic ticket case! He will get it down to the least you could get or even to an equipment malfunction. I didn’t think it was possible for my ticket but he did an awesome job to get it down to equipment malfunction!
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Posted by John | November 1, 2018
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Very professional
Mr Howard did exactly what he said he would do. I had 2 speeding tickets in one month and he got me out of a mess. His fees were alittle better than other lawyers as well.
Posted by Vicki | September 24, 2018
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Traffic Ticket
This law firm was very easy to deal with. They did exactly what they said they would do and exactly when they said they would. Since I live out of state it was great comfort in knowing I had help at a local level. Thank You.
Posted by Craig | September 21, 2018
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Great service, Jeffrey was a big help!
Jeffrey helped me get a speeding ticket reduced to improper equipment (no points, etc)! He was very prompt, clear in explaining his services and the process, and did what he said he would do. Well done and Thanks You!
Posted by wendy | July 27, 2018
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Gives even a lowly traffic ticket a lot of his time.
He did a great job with our case and patiently answered all of my questions (numerous). He's really good at communicating. I was impressed by the amount of time (a lot) he spent with me relative to the amount he charged (not so much if calculated by the hour). Of course the result of the case was good, even better than what I thought would be the best case.
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Posted by Donna | June 29, 2018
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Wonderful Attorney
Thank you very much for listening and being honest-straight forward with my situation. I fully believe you will do the best for me and my case.
Posted by Bryan | May 31, 2018
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Excellent Services
Jeffrey kept me informed on every move that was made and was diligent in getting my case handled. He went through all possible options that I could take, and I am happy with his services. I would reccomend Jeffrey Howard to anybody that needs a lawyer.
Posted by Anthony | February 4, 2018
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a terrific lawyer
I was in a head on collision and Attorney Howard was the best at handling my case . His professionalism was outstanding and not once did I have to call him to check on my case . He always kept me updated and informed . Very passionate about his work , always consistent when something new evolved . I never had to respond to any calls from the insurance agency or hospital , as soon as I notified him he was right on it . I have dealt with a lot of attorneys and he has been one of the best . Not only would I recommend him but will use him again .
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Response from Jeffrey Howard February 16, 2018
Thanks!
Posted by De'Ashia | January 31, 2018
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Jeffrey Howard allowed me to focus on school and getting better
Jeffrey was amazing! I was in a no fault car accident that banged up my car and required me to have physical therapy. Jeffrey handled everything so that I was able to just focus on getting better. He put an end to the harassing phone calls from her insurance adjuster and kept things moving behind the scenes. He negotiated a pretty good settlement and the case was resolved pretty quickly after I finished physical therapy. Jeffrey was quick to respond by email or phone. I would definitely recommend him and I would use his services again without hesitation. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. He was also very smart, informative, and overall seemed like a pretty cool guy.
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Posted by Kenny | January 29, 2018
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JEFFREY IS GOOD TO GO!
Jeffrey Allen Howard worked on my auto accident claim. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to auto accident related cases. He communicates very well and is really easy to get in contact with. It took a while to get my case settled but that falls on some insurance adjusters dragging their feet and a attorney can do nothing about that, so you as a client must have patience. I was happy with my settlement and would highly recommend Mr. Howard as your attorney. Bottom line is this guy knows what he is doing.
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Posted by DJ | November 19, 2017
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Great Attorney - highly recommend Jeffrey Howard
Atty Howard represented me for a speeding ticket, and got the charge reduced to improper equipment. It was my first speeding ticket in over 20 years and the police officer appeared to have confused me with some one else. Irrespective, I needed this matter to go away, and did not want to take the chance at court. Atty Howard took on my case, reviewed the matter with me, explained my options, he then appeared in court on my behalf and resolved the matter for me professionally and competently. Speeding charge became Improper equipment with no points on DMV or Insurance, which is the best judgement I could have asked for. Did have to pay the court fees as was explained to me prior and as was expected. Drive safe everyone - if you do get into a moving violation, would highly recommend Atty Howard based on my personal experience.
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Posted by Austin | November 16, 2017
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Worth every penny paid
Jeffery Allen was worth every penny to get my speeding infraction handled smoothly. I live out of state and was able to handle everything on my end virtually. You also speak directly with him if you try to reach by phone, a luxury not usually found these days. I chose this law firm based on the reviews found in several places and they did not disappoint. His fee may be a tad higher than the "mailer" competitors but its worth it. (FWIW, I chose him via research, not from a mailer ad received). 10/10 would strongly recommend.
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Posted by Kiara | November 16, 2017
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Traffic Case
I was very worried about my traffic case, but Jeffrey was able to go to court for me and return with a verdict that was better than expected. He is the lawyer for you! I am super pleased!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Jeffrey Allen Howard, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • P. Sutton v. John Doe & Integon General Ins. Co. Durham Co. 05CVS1452
  • Summary judgment for plaintiff

Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Looking Lawyer in the Building
  • 600 Franklin Square
  • 2011

Publications

  • Self-Published
  • How to Find the Right Attorney for You
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Your Website is Not Enough
  • Your Website is Not Enough
  • 2015
  • Ethics of Legal Advertising Continuing Education Presentation
  • Ethics of Legal Advertising Continuing Education Presentation
  • 2013
  • Maintaining the Integrity of the Legal Profession Continuing Education Presentation
  • Maintaining the Integrity of the Legal Profession Continuing Education Presentation
  • 2013
  • Chapel Hill Leads Group
  • NC Workers' Comp Law 101
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (19)
Endorse Jeffrey
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Howard's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Howard is a relentless advocate for those he serves. His skill as an attorney is only exceeded by his down-to-earth character, helping him relate to persons of all stripes. I endorse him wholeheartedly and would hire him myself without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Howard is a great attorney and a great person. He provides his clients with responsive and personal service. He has practiced in the areas for a number of years and knows how to navigate the local system. He is well respected by his peers; I am happy endorse Mr. Howard."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Allen Howard is not only very well respected in the legal community, my referrals of clients to him and his firm have reported themselves very satisfied with their experience. He keeps clients updated and gives an honest assessment of possible results."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey Howard for all personal injury matters. He is competent, diligent and fights hard for his clients. He also answers his calls personally and keeps his clients informed every step of the way. He will analyze your situation and give you an honest evaluation. Call him to find out your options."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. If you need an attorney for a Personal Injury, Traffic, or Workers Comp case, he is your man. Jeffrey knows the law and is a diligent, hard working attorney who is there when you need him. Give him a call and he will give his all to your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know that clients of mine who have been represented by Jeffrey Howard have had their rights and interests not simply protected, but zealously fought for and actively defended. I, without hesitation, endorse Jeffrey Howard."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Other
"Jeffrey Howard was a law school classmate of mine and remains a trusted colleague. I know him to be a careful, attentive attorney who works hard to see that justice is done. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone who needs assistance dealing with a personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is bright,hard-working and aggressive. He is the lawyer I trust to refer complex personal injury cases to,and I do that knowing the clients will be well taken care of."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Howard is my 'go-to' man for any personal injury matter. He is always willing to help. I feel comfortable referring personal injury matters to Mr. Howard as I know the client will be treated professionally and with great skill. I highly endorse Jeffrey Howard!"
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