5.0 stars 149 totalReview Howard Weintraub
Posted by DON
I was locked up with a mountain of false accusations . My retained attorneys were playing games.
My children linked with Howard, explained everything to him. He saw the entire picture, understood what was going on and worked with my family. He had me released on bond. He accomplished more in three days than my previous retained attorneys did in an entire year. It feels great to have an attorney who believes you. I will gladly recommend to anybody that needs a good attorney.
Posted by Stanley
We have worked with several lawyers in the past but none of them even compare to what Howard has done. When we happened upon him we were in a very precarious situation to say the least, and we were very pressed for time.
1) Howard, before we even working with him officially, sat us down went over the circumstances so that we were informed of everything that was even going on. From my experience that almost never happens.
3) A lot of lawyers will do this thing when they ,forgive my language, talk out of their ass about things they know nothing about, and try to make you feel their doing more than they are actually doing to justify their cost. Howard, if you ever meet him, is very upfront and honest with you,..no surprises...no talking sideways or seemingly hidden agendas and all he asks for, in this regard, as that you do the same with him. Honestly this was probably what made us feel the most at ease initially. You don't want to work with someone ,whose work can shape your future, to be wishy-washy or half baked.
4) We knew things happened before our previous lawyer and "things happened" he was no where to be seen...we couldn't reach him for 5 or 6 hours at a time...He didn't do anything in the year that he'd been hired. There's nothing worse than needing some one you hired..and realizing that they aren't there. Howard on the other hand kept us up to date with all of the developments as they unfolded. and when he needed something we gave it to him asap. in short...He did more in 2 weeks...than any attorney did in the past year.
6) In the courtroom he clearly puts his money where his mouth is.He does his due diligence and does not try to "promise you the world" or anything but I guarantee you this...you want this guy batting for you when it comes to legal affairs....I never once...in my life thought about having a " go to attorney" but He...might just be that guy. Sometimes when you pay an attorney it feels like you're pouring money down the drain but NOT with Howard...you;re definitely getting your money's worth...AND THEN SOME
Posted by David
Over three years ago I was arrested for my third DUI this time with an accident. I hired Howard and Ben two years ago when it came up for trial. They were incredible. They told me that this was not going to be easy and made no promises of a great resolution. They told me some things that I could do to improve my chances. One of these was wearing a ankle monitor, which I wore for a year. I took all the classes/treatment/AA meetings they suggested. When it finally came up for court, the prosecutor reduced the DUI to reckless driving, no jail, no suspended license, a fine, a list of classes (which thanks to Howard and Ben, I've already done) and 1 year probation. I can not recommend this team enough. Through it all they were always available, whether by phone or email, and would respond quickly.
If you need a lawyer do not hesitate to call Howard.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
One of the poorer choices I have made in life (driving after drinking) was thankfully followed by one of the best decisions I could have made: retaining the law firm of Howard J. Weintraub. I received truly outstanding professional advice and support through a stressful and trying experience. When I had a question, communication was fast and detailed and Howard made it clear that he was always happy to discuss my case. I will also say that the entire staff at the firm were supportive and genuinely caring. They obviously fully understand the legal processes but also that you are a human being in the midst of a challenging situation. Howard's partner negotiated with the prosecutor and my potential DUI was reduced to a reckless driving charge. He also made sure that I had completed all the requirements in the plea as determined by the prosecutor ahead of the court date, so no probation. A DUI would have had a devastating professional and personal impact so this was a great outcome. Also worth noting that the judge actually asked in the courtroom if I realized that my attorney had worked out a great deal for me. Yes, I certainly did. Thank you, Howard!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Howard represented me during a criminal case that could have landed me in jail for 10 years. Knowing this, it was imperative to have the best criminal defense attorney and after my first conversation with Howard, I knew he was the one! From the start, he was very informative and spent an incredible amount of time detailing what I should expect in the months to come. He was very upfront anout the possible outcomes of my case, none of which seemed appealing at the time, but he said he would do everything in his power to keep me out of prison. He did just that and, although the odds were stacked against me, he kept his promise and worked his legal "magic" to persuade the District Attorney and tje judge to sentence me only to probation and did so under the first offender umbrella. So, when I complete all of the terms of my probation, I can have my record expunged. Howard, along with his amazing colleague, Ben Alper and his extremely compassionate assistant, Debby, made an awful and extremely scary situation much better than I could have ever hoped for. The three of them, with Howard's leadership are, in my mind and heart, the true "Dream Team". Howard and his team will absolutely work tirelessly on getting you the best outcome for your case and they do it with heart. I hope to never need the services of a criminal defense attorney again, but if I do, he is my only choice. He is amazing and his team is amazing!
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I was arrested in February 2013 on suspicion of DUI and possession of Marijuana. I did not consent to a breathalyzer test when arrested.
This not being the first time I had been arrested for DUI, I knew I had to find a great lawyer to defend my rights.
I located Howarded via avvo.com and left a voicemail on a Sunday afternoon and he responded to my call within minutes. This was greatly reassuring that I had found the right lawyer as he and Ben always made themselves available when I had any questions or concerns. I met with Howard the following day at his office where he went through in great detail the facts and circumstances of my arrest. He was even familiar with the arresting officer. As far as cost goes, Howard let me know exactly the cost of your defense so there were no financial suprises throughout my case.
I was able to continue driving prior to my court date as Howard and Ben were able to reach an agreement with the Officer at the administrative hearing. This was very important as I have to drive a good distance to get to and from work.
When my day in court arrived Ben was able to reach a plea agreement with the prosecutor and reduced my DUI to wreckless driving. As this would have a 2nd DUI, Ben's negotiations may have saved my job and relieved a great strain on my marriage! I had to do 1 weekend in jail and 1 year of supervised probation, which I am gladly in the process of completing.
I highly recommend Howard and Ben, who make a great legal team and made this proces as painless as possible!
Posted by One grateful man
Mr. Weintraub is an extremely talented, aggressive and compassionate attorney. My case started in 2007, and after 5 years of investigation by several different agencies I was indicted with a two count felony indictment by a Federal Grand Jury. To this day it still amazes me how Mr. Weintraub was able to convince the Government to dismiss the indictment in exchange for a misdemeanor plea. He even convinced the prosecution to recommend an unsupervised probation and allow me to travel outside the United States in order to continue to serve in the US military. My case originated in Iraq during the peak of the war and the Military has been aggressively pursuing prosecutions and convictions regardless of the facts. If I had been convicted of any felony it would have ended my 13 year career, but Mr. Weintraub was adamant that he wasn’t going to let the Government do that to me without a fight. When I was searching for attorneys in the Atlanta area I read several posts about Mr. Weintraub on this site and I was leery of the truthfulness behind the situations, but I’m living proof that this man will leave no stone unturned and will fight your case with relentless aggressiveness. Not only did I get my life back, but I gained a friend for life and I highly encourage you to look no further because no one is going to fight for your freedom like Mr. Weintraub.
Posted by tamahlah
Attorney Weintraub was uncommonly generous and compassionate in council,and this is after he was aware that I couldn't afford him....encouraged in albany
Posted by CCM
In life, it doesn't matter if you are competent, wealthy, healthy, or if you have opportunities when you are not lucky. In my life, fortunately, I could count on luck many times and one of those times was when I was referred to Howard Weintraub and his team, Debbie and Ben. After that I didn't need to worry about any of my problems, they were all solved! Howard is a fantastic criminal attorney with much experience in all levels. He is not intimidated by anyone, any judge. Not only is he there to take care of you, Debbie and Ben are there for you as well. Debbie is incredibly
good also and will assist you with all legal and emotional support needed. She will make sure you will do and provide all documents necessary for your case and even after, if you end on probation or some kind of agreement that you made in court, she will help and make sure you did everything correct and on time until you accomplished all the steps and close your case. Ben is
also a fantastic attorney, still young, but he has Howard leading him and giving him all his experience which gives you another fact you don't have anywhere, you have Howard two times. Another fact that makes Howard Weintraub Law Office the best, is that they are independent, so you are not "dealing" with a corporate office treating you like "a number" and charging
you to "walk inside their own office, with Howard you know at the first meeting how much will be the cost, how long will probably take to resolve your case and a "good guess" of how it will end. Believe me, it happens exactly as you are told, no less, no more, no BS. Another fact that is very
important to me, no matter if it's day or night, you need Howard, you have Howard. My wife called him once, when I had a situation, and left him a message
at the office around 11pm on a holiday. Guess what? Howard called her in
less then 5 minutes and, before anything, he spent a good amount of minutes calming her down, understanding what happened and began preparing to take action to provide the best assistance I needed. Where could I have the same? I don't know...
Today Howard, Debbie and Ben became my friends, more than that, they are
like family. As the best professionals I know here, if I need them, they
will be there again taking care of their client.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
My wife and I engaged Howard and his partner Ben to defend our adult son who had been charged with two felony counts as a result of a bar fight. Our son was not the assailant, but police charged him nevertheless because the other party was injured (as a result of his own actions). Conflicting witness testimony complicated our son's defense. The Assistant DA was insistent upon jail time (with multiple years required to be served!), but Howard was able to negotiate a plea that resulted in probation requiring weekends on home confinement and community service--far preferable to rolling the dice before a jury, given the conflicting witnesses. As a first offender, our son's record will be expunged of this charge upon the successful completion of his probation.