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Howard J. Weintraub

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Everyone needs help sometime…and I enjoy helping people!
Being a criminal defense attorney allows me to assist good people who find themselves in need of legal assistance most often unexpectedly, unprepared and unaware of the law. When you are facing a criminal prosecution, you need an aggressive and experienced former federal prosecutor who will vigorously defend your rights.
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1985, Howard Jarrett Weintraub has been in the private practice
of law in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has his own law firm.
Mr. Weintraub's practice consists of primarily defending those
individuals charged with violations of the federal criminal
laws and those individuals charged with a Georgia DUI "driving under the
influence" of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as with other state
crimes. Mr. Weintraub's practice has taken him to the local
courts throughout the State of Georgia, to all of the United
States District Courts in the State of Georgia, and to the
United States District Courts in the States of Alabama, California,
Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and
Texas. Mr. Weintraub deeply believes in the proposition that,
whenever the government is trying to take away or interfere
in any way with the liberty of any individual, that person
is entitled under our constitutional protections to the most
vigorous and zealous defense permitted by our laws.

As a lawyer with more than 32 years of criminal law experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Weintraub
has represented hundreds of individuals charged with a wide
range of criminal offenses including: aggravated assault;
armed robbery; bribery; child molestation; conspiracy to commit
specified crimes; counterfeiting of United States currency;
driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; drug
trafficking and possession; extortion; firearms violations;
frauds against banks, businesses and United States government
agencies; health care fraud; homicide (including vehicular
homicide); money laundering; pension fund fraud; rape; stalking;
tax violations; United States customs and munitions import
and export laws violations; and voting fraud / election fraud

Weintraub also has represented individuals who have had their
currency and other property seized by law enforcement authorities
who sought to forfeit such currency and property because of
allegations of illegal criminal activities.

Weintraub's extensive experience has involved successfully
negotiating transactional immunity from prosecution for certain
clients; handling grand jury proceedings and other pre-indictment
stages of criminal cases; conducting internal corporate investigations
in response to the initiation of government investigations;
participating in over 50 felony jury trials; and having federal
sentencing proceedings result in the imposition of either
a term of probation or a custody sentence markedly less than
the amount of incarceration sought by the federal prosecutor
and/or the United States probation officer.

to starting his own firm in 1985, Mr. Weintraub gained much
extremely valuable experience on how to vigorously defend
those individuals charged with crimes during his tenure as
an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District
of Georgia from 1978-1985. As a federal prosecutor in Atlanta,
Mr. Weintraub headed the Rome, Georgia division of the United
States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia
for a period of 1 1/2 years. At another time, Mr. Weintraub
was the lead Assistant United States Attorney handling crimes
being committed in the United States Federal Penitentiary
in Atlanta. During this prosecution rotation, the Atlanta
United States Penitentiary had more murders of inmates and
correctional officers than any other federal prison, making
it the most violent federal prison in the United States. In
the last three years of his tenure as a federal prosecutor,
Mr. Weintraub concentrated his efforts in the prosecution
of white-collar fraud and public corruption cases.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    41 years
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    41 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    41 years
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%
    41 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Guy Henry Haskell

    I endorse Attorney Weintraub without reservation.


    Guy Haskell Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Nathan Bernstein

    Having worked together on a case with Mr. Weintraub, it is evident that he knows his way around a courtroom. Mr. Weintraub's knowledge of the law and eloquence of the tongue are what sets him apart from other attorneys. He also has a multitude of experience in state and federal manners. I would recommend him for any criminal or traffic matters.


    Eric Bernstein DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C.

1355 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1250
Atlanta, GA, 30309


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201107/16/2016
DCActive 197607/06/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martindalle HubbellBar Register Preeminent Lawyers2015
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell 20092009
AV Rated Atlanta, GA Criminal Defense LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super Lawyers, Georgia Criminal Defense,White Collar, DUI, DWISuper Lawyers Magazine, http://www.superlawyers.com2007
CommendationFederal Bureau of Investigation1984
Internal Security Division, CommendationInternal Revenue Service1984
United States Secret Service, CommendationDepartment of Treasury1983
SBA CommendationUnited States Small Business Administration1982
United States District Judge CommendationUnited States District Judge James Lawrence King, Commendation1981
Federal Aviation Administration, CommendationFederal Aviation Administration, Southern Regional Office1981
United States Attorney General CommendationUnited States Attorney General William French Smith, Commendation1981
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2 CommendationsFederal Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta, Georgia1981
American Jurisprudence AwardsLawyers Cooperative Publishing Company1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorney, GeorgiaThe Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, PC1985 - Present
Assistant United States AttorneyNorthern District of Georgia1978 - 1985
Federal Prosecutor, Appellate Section of the Criminal DivisionUnited States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Practitioners Advisory Group for the United States Sentencing CommissionMember, Practitioners Advisory Group U.S. Sentencing Commission1990 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember, Board of Directors1987 - Present
Lawyers Club Association.Member1985 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1977 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal LawChairman, Criminal Law Section1990 - 1991
American Bar Association White Collar Crime CommitteeMember, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee1990 - 1992
Peachtree Atlanta Kiwanis ClubMembership Chairman1985 - 1986
Metropolitan Atlanta Crime CommissionMember, Ad Hoc1984 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CASH v. The STATE No. A08A1310 Court of Appeals of GeorgiaJUDGMENT REVERSED ON APPEAL
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
State University of New YorkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, Trial Techniques ProgramTrial Techniques, Faculty Member2008
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Winter SeminarCriminal Defense Lawyers1993
Defense Of Drinking Driver Institute SeminarDUI / DWI Seminar, Defense Of Drinking Driver Institute1993
Atlanta, Georgia 1990 Corporate Criminal Defense SeminarCorporate Criminal Defense1990
United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education, Washington D.CLegal Education, Instructor1985
United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education, Washington D.CLegal Education, Instructor1984
United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education, Washington D.C.Legal Education, Instructor1983