5.0 stars 155 totalReview Howard Weintraub
Posted by anonymous
In September of 2014, I appeared in Fulton County State Court to answer a calendar call on my case. I was being charged with DUI and I have had 3 prior DUI convictions over my lifetime. I am 49 years old. My case had been continued by Judge Eady and the prosecutor for me to hire an attorney to represent me. When Judge Eady called my case I stood up and when the prosecutor asked where my attorney was I stated that I had not retained an attorney, even though my case had been continued more than once for me to hire an attorney. The prosecutor became upset and stated to Judge Eady that she felt I was playing games by seeking continuances to have an attorney and then coming to court without an attorney. The Courtroom was completely full of defendants and their lawyers. There must have been 100 cases that day and maybe over 25 lawyers in the courtroom. Judge Eady asked me in front of the packed courtroom why I hadn’t hired an attorney when I had been given several continuances to hire an attorney. I answered that I couldn’t afford to hire an attorney as I had been going through a terrible emotional time in my life due to the suicide death of my teenage daughter that had occurred just a few weeks before the court date.
At that moment a miracle happened!! One of the attorneys, who was sitting in the jury box which was full of attorneys appearing that day in court, stood up and said “Your Honor, Howard Weintraub, nice to see you again. I am here on my case that is on your calendar but after hearing what this gentleman has just stated, my heart goes out to him and his tragic loss and I announce that my partner, Benjamin Alper, and I will represent him pro bono, and not seek any compensation for our services.” Judge Eady thanked Howard for taking my case for fee and Howard then came over to me, hugged me in front of the packed courtroom and took me outside into an adjourning conference room to talk with me about the passing of my daughter and the facts of my case.
Oh my God, I could not believe what was happening! Mr. Weintraub was sent to me by God! Now let me tell you what Howard and Ben (his partner) did for me. Howard and Ben met with me the next day and reviewed my case with me. Due to an oversight, the Department of Drivers’ Services had suspended my license. Ben contacted the Department of Drivers’ Services on my behalf and got my license reinstated that day! Given the nature of the charges and my past history, the prosecutor initially demanded that I serve 10 days in the Fulton County Jail. I decided to just take my lumps and move on with my life and do the time. However, on the day of Court, Ben spoke to the Judge and the prosecutor and got them to drop all of the jail. Another miracle! These guys are great!
I cannot thank Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper enough for what they did for me. Howard and Ben are the two most compassionate people I have ever known. It is a privilege to have Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper represent me. And they did so for free and got a great result! God bless you Howard and Ben. Please hire Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper to be your attorneys.
Posted by R Web
HOWARD WEINTRAUB AND BENJAMIN ALPER DID A PHENOMENAL JOB REPRESENTING ME
In 2013, I was indicted by a federal grand jury for several drug related offenses and money laundering. Because of the quantity of drugs involved in my case and my criminal history, I was facing 40 years in federal prison. Through a lawyer contact in Atlanta, Georgia I was referred to the criminal defense team of Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper. What a great team these lawyers are and I am so satisfied that I hired Howard and Ben to represent me. From my initial appearance and bond hearing through the imposition of sentencing in my case, Howard and Ben did a truly superb job representing my interests, exploring each and every defense and argument that could be raised either to exonerate me or to mitigate against my punishment should I be convicted either following a guilty plea or following a jury trial. Some three years after commencing their representation of me, Howard, Ben and I agreed that a plea of guilty would be the appropriate and judicious way to proceed. The plea protected me from receiving, in effect, a life sentence. Although I was sentenced to a period of imprisonment, the length of time that I will serve is drastically less than the 40 years I could have received.
I feel Howard and Ben did not fail to do anything in my defense. Throughout the three years of being represented by Howard and Ben both of these attorneys have remained true to their word in every aspect of my representation. Their task of representing me was very difficult due to my exposure of a lengthy prison sentence. Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper never let me down and I will remain forever grateful to the both of them for defending me and helping me. I highly recommend Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper to anyone needing excellent criminal defense lawyers. They truly are phenomenal lawyers.
Posted by Rick
I can tell you that Howard is a fantastic defense attorney. I was referred to him after finding out I was under investigation by a federal agency for a misunderstanding. As an attorney myself, I knew how important it was to have a top-notch defense attorney get involved from the start. Howard did just that. I called him in a frenzy after discovering my predicament on a Friday evening when his office was closed. Normally I would have never expected a call back until Monday, but his answering service passed along the message and, sensing my urgency, he called me back that evening. This set the tone for our entire relationship. He is always on top of the issues and ready to take the next step. He is a tireless worker and skillful tactician with a mastery of the law. Within a week of hiring him we had created a detailed strategy for handling my case. This set my mind at ease and let me focus on the important things instead of worrying about the "what ifs". I knew he was working hard for me, but what mattered most to me was that I knew I could trust him with my case and my life. Within a few short months everything was cleared up and I was able to move on with my life. The intricacies of the criminal law process require someone who is diligent, intelligent and can empathize with their clients, while also fighting tooth and nail for their innocence. I have not met another attorney better at this than Howard. Whether you are charged with a simple misdemeanor or capital crime, he is the attorney you need on your side.
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with a felony for possession of an illegal substance, immediately found Howard and was subsequently taken care of quickly and proficiently. Not only did he and his team work to get me out quick and get all charges dismissed, but they were also incredibly kind along the way. Cannot recommend enough.
Posted by Bob
Howard Weintraub is one of the best defense attorneys in metro Atlanta. He recently defended my daughter in numerous cases in several counties during her wild drug escapades. He was able to coordinate and consolidate all the cases together so that she got drug treatment and rehabilitation and not time in prison. Howard is a hard working, honest and honorable lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone that needed a criminal attorney.
I was very satisfied with the results of my daughter's cases.
Posted by anonymous
In 2011 my nephew who is like a son to me was arrested in Gwinnett County Georgia for armed robbery. I am the mother of a well known National Football League player and I hoped that the fame of my son would not interfere with my nephew receiving a fair disposition of his case. Following my nephew’s arrest I hired the law firm of Weintraub & Alper to represent him. When I hired Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper I was aware that my nephew was facing at least 10 years in prison if he was convicted of the armed robbery. I prayed to God almost every day that Howard and Ben could somehow be able to spare my nephew from this long time in prison.
Through constant communication with my nephew, my sister and me Howard kept us completely aware of everything he was doing over the passage of time in the defense of my nephew. Howard’s negotiations with the prosecutors and his trial preparation eventually convinced the prosecutors to drop the armed robbery charge and a plea deal was reached that spared my nephew from being in prison for 10 years or even longer. As a result of Howard and Ben’s legal skills my nephew has been home for quite a while now and he is doing very well, residing with his family. Over the several years following the day I hired Howard and Ben to represent my nephew Howard and his wonderful administrative assistant Patricia Powell have treated me as if I were a member of Howard’s family. Howard and Patti call me periodically to see how I am doing, as I have had a serious medical issue. I consider Howard and Patti to be friends of mine. Howard even invited me and members of my family to his daughter’s wedding in 2013. Howard truly is a wonderful person and a fantastic attorney. He deeply and genuinely cares for his clients and their families.
I highly recommend Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper to anyone in need of excellent criminal defense attorneys. Howard and Ben are a great team and they will not do you wrong.
Posted by anonymous
Last year I came under investigation by a federal law enforcement agency which is under the mistaken position that I am using my business to engage in criminal activity. Government agents have gone out and talked about my alleged criminal activity with companies that my business does work for. The impact of this investigation and of agents talking about me to other businesses had the potential effect of closing down my business. We are a small family run business where I employ approximately 20 people. I could not let these families who depend upon me down and I needed to hire aggressive and hard fighting experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers to represent me and fight for me.
I hired Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper to be my lawyers and to help me through this nightmare. Through his efforts Howard convinced the business that I most needed to continue to work with me that I was not engaging in criminal activity as was being insinuated by the government agents in their interviews. Because of Howard’s successful efforts my business continues to operate despite the government’s efforts to close me down. Although my case is not over and I am aware the investigation into allegations about me may continue for a long period of time I have the peace of mind knowing that Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper are fighting all the way and all of the time for me. Howard has been extremely dedicated to me and speaks with me on an almost daily basis.
I know that I am not the only client that Howard has but he certainly treats me as if I were his only client. Howard put in long hours over the past holiday season and on Christmas day and over the New Years holiday to finish an important aspect of my defense. Over the years I have used several lawyers and I can honestly say without any hesitation that Howard Weintraub is the best of the best. I highly recommend Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper to anyone who is being accused of any type of criminal activity.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Howard Weintraub and Benjamin Alper to handle a criminal matter that I was involved in. When I first called the legal office of Weintraub & Alper, P.C. on a weekend, Howard immediately called me back and Howard and Ben met with me that Monday morning. They began running with my case and never looked backwards.
Through the efforts of Howard and Ben my case went through the court system in an extremely efficient and expeditious manner and Howard and Ben achieved the result of having my charge dismissed and my arrest record expunged. I cannot thank Howard and Ben enough for their prompt quality representation of me. I highly recommend these two defense lawyers.
Posted by anonymous
In July 2015 - a police officer came to my home and wanted to question my nineteen year old son . Since the Officer would not tell me the reason and had no warrant- I closed the door and immediately called Mr. Weintraub. It was the best call I ever made. Even though it was after hours -- Mr. Weintraub called me back immediately. From that point on -- Mr. Weintraub took full control of this investigation and did everything necessary to prove my son's innocence and have the investigation closed. I am so grateful that Mr. Weintraub prevented my son from being arrested and held in a county jail. As a mother - words cannot describe how attentive Mr. Weintraub was to every detail, and he followed through quickly with absolutely everything he said he would do. I truly believe it is only because I hired Mr. Weintraub that these false charges were shown to be all untruths, and my son was able to continue living his normal life.
Posted by anonymous
I am a nineteen year old and I was helped twice this year in two cases by Mr. Weintraub. The first one was I signed a contract that I did not understand with a gym and even though I gave medical proof of reason to cancel the gym was threatening me with collections. One call to Mr. Weintraub and he told me what I needed to do. Within a couple of weeks -- the gym stopped harassing me and it was over.
I also got falsely accused of something this summer that really scared me . Mr. Weintraub kept me informed which really reduced how scared I felt. He talked to me for hours and spent more hours investigating everything and proving my innocence. I was really scared and I am so happy nothing happened to me. I am really lucky my mom knew to call Mr. Weintraub for help. He is really nice and treated me with respect and made me feel a lot better about everything.