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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1981||06/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leeza Cherniak Award of the Sword||Federal Defender Program, Inc.||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Owner||The Howard Law Firm, PC||1991 - Present|
|Partner||Floyd, Howard & Ware||1984 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Howard, Secret & Wilde||1987 - 1991|
|Public Defender||Fulton County Public Defender's Office||1981 - 1983|
|Staff Attorney||Jacksonville Area Legal Aid||1980 - 1981|
|Case Analyst||EEOC - Federal Government||1978 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Trial Lawyers for Public Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|DeKalb Lawyers Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1984 - Present|
|Gate City Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1981 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1980 - Present|
|Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys||Advocacy Committee Chairman||1992 - 1998|
|U.S. v. Charles Jackson, NDGa, 1:14-CR-77||Acquittal|
|US v. Phillip Alexander, NDGa, 2:12-CR-18||Acquittal|
|Wilson v. Powder Springs, et al., NDGa, 1:13-CV-1696||$250,000 settlement|
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|Daily Report||A study in contrasts||2007|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Syracuse University||Journalism||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Syracuse University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|St. Patrick's Day seminar||Forfeitures||2015|
|Annual Scholarship Breakfast||Civil Rights - Police Confrontations with Black Males||2015|
Posted by Venice
Mr. Howard and his Dream Team took over my case when my previous attorney hinted that I should plea to a lesser charge. Not only did the Howard Firm spearhead my defense, I was found NOT GUILTY of ALL charges. Thank you Howard Firm, you gave me back my life!!!!
Posted by Kevin
I hired Attorney Howard to defend me in a case in which I was wrongly accused. I was facing felony charges with a maximum of 30 years of incarceration. Attorney Howard was extremely knowledgable and proactive in defending me. With his defense all charges were dropped and I have been able to resume my regular life.
I recommend Attorney James W. Howard based not only on the great work that he did on my case but also for his responsiveness, expertise, patience, and empathy.
Posted by Frank
This is the type of law firm that you want working your case. Getting the end result is extremely important to your case. And by getting the end result, you understand that they knew what they were doing the entire time. Listen to them and let them do their job. They will not sell you out. My end result was seven figures and had a great impact on my life.
Derek Jones, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim Howard for over 30 years. He is a fine and fearless attorney who always represents his clients in an outstanding matter. I have worked with him on several complex cases: he knew the law and was a great advocate in the courtroom. And, perhaps most importantly, he is completely trustworthy.
William Howes, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I had the honor to work along side Jim Howard in the defense of attempted murder charges in New Jersey. Jim is thorough and his analysis is spot-on. He understood the legal principles involved in our case and was able to communicate those principles to the jury. His approach to the court and to the jury instilled confidence in the client. His credibility with the court and with the jury was, on a scale of 1 to 10, an 11. The result was spectacular. The court dismissed some charges. Jim convinced the prosecutor to dismiss another. The jury took care of the rest by acquitting the client on the remaining counts. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with Jim.