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Attorney who  limits his practice to Traumatic injuries since 1984.


Father, Husband, Radio Talk Host, Seminar Speaker, Pilot, Investor, Real Estate Broker,and  Landlord.


Trial Law, Catastrophic Injury cases, TBI, Brain Injuries, Children's Injuries, Orthopedic and spinal injuries, Trucking Cases, Industrial Accidents, Worker's Compensation.

Only represent individuals and their families. We do NOT represent insurance companies.






Auto Accident Page

Charity Events Fun -

Children's Injuries Page -

Face Book "Lawyer Marketing" Page -

Free Safety App -

Justice For Children Foundation

Spiva Law Group Trial Lawyers -

Spiva Law on AVVO -

Spiva Law Blog -

Spiva Law Videos -

TBI- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries -

Trucking & Big Rig Page -

The Justice for Children Foundation -

The War Wagon:


Wrongful Death Page -

Worker's Compensation Page -


"The more you help others, the better your own life and the whole world becomes."


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    32 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 33%
    32 years
  3. Brain Injury: 33%
    32 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Have known and worked with Howard for years. He will do his best and that is all a client can ask for.


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GAActive Member in Good Standing 198408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersATLA2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
2011 Home Town HeroWTOC Television2011
Community Service AwardGeorgia Trial Lawyers Association2011
2011 Justice Robert Benham Award for Community ServiceThe State Bar of Georgia2011
2011 Outstanding Service To The Community AwardSavannah Bar Associations2011
Reader's Choice AwardSavannah Morning News2011
2010 “Helen V. Head Advocate of the Year” award.Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce2010
10.0 Rating of SuperbAVVO.COM2008
Speaker of the Year AwardSavannah Small Buiness Chamber2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneySpiva Lewis Law Group LLC2012 - Present
Trial LawyerSPIVA LAW GROUP1984 - Present
Trial LawyerSPIVA LEWIS OWENS & MULHERIN2004 - 2006
Trial LawyerJames K. Lange, P.C.1984 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Consumer Justice FoundationFounding Member2003 - Present
Melvin Belli Societymember ~ By invitation Only2002 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors, Past President1995 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationOfficer1995 - Present
Brain Injury AssociationMember1995 - Present
Savannah Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Past President1988 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1984 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationLife member1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hinton Vs Interstate Guarantee Insurance CompanyMade New Law on Uninsured Vehicles
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)Proving Invisible Injuries2005
Lawyers WeeklyVoir Dire Strategies2002
Lawyers USAAmusement park Injuries2000
Lawyers WeeklyInjuries at Amusement Parks2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Georgia, Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York, New York News SumitAmerica's Great Heads In Helmets Program ~ Preventing Children's Brain Injuries2013
LawyersBuilding a Presence in your City2012
Lunch Series21 Marketing and Public Relations Tips2011
Lawyers Marketing ConferenceBuilding a Presence in your City ~ 21 Tips2011
Community ServiceCar Insurance~ Do I have Full coverage?2011
The SMART Lunch SeriesBuilding Extraordinary Success Today!2010
The Savannah Exchange ClubCharity - www.AprilFling.com2010
Monthly Luncheon.Children’s Injuries are no Accident2010
Lawyer marketingMarketing your legal Practice~ An Interview2010
Investing Monthly MeetingREAL LIFE- Law, Investing, Finance 7 Entities2010
In Pursuit of JusticeBuilding a Presence in your City.2010
Complex Personal Injury Litigation21 Marketing & PR Tips.2010
A Family Connection CollaborativePreventing TBI Injuries in Children2010
Run Your Business as a Business,Business Organization and Asset protection2009
NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS ~ RadioLaw. Host 2006-20082008
"Healthcare Workers: Laws and issues: The Workers' Compensation System",Georgia Society of Radiological Technologist2008
Phi Alpha Delta ~ Law CareersLegal Careers2007
New OrleansLawyer Marketing2007
Law Call Television ShowCar Wrecks2007
Auto Torts WorkshopHow to Give an Effective Closing Argument”2007
“Trial Law Under the Microscope”,Co-Chair "Watch Where You are Going!”N/A
WINNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY"Amusement Parks, Carnivals, and Fairs Fun or Fatal Attractions?N/A
Windsor Forest High School"Legal Issues and questions"N/A
Windsor Forest High School"Federal Court vs. State Court"N/A
Windsor Forest High School"Legal Issues and questions",N/A
Southeast Regional Rounds of Georgia Mock Trial CompetitionEvaluator AttorneyN/A
Seminar for the General Practitioner"Professionalism in the Workers' Compensation Practice"N/A
Public presentation"Careers in the Legal Profession",N/A
Physician's Assistants Program"Attorneys and Medical Providers"N/A
Parallegal Training"Use of Technology in a Law Practice"N/A
National Women in Construction"The Workers' Compensation System",N/A
Mid Year Conference- BahamasInternet for LawyersN/A
Legal Secretaries Conference"Premise Liability Claims",N/A
Law week Pre-Law students Armstrong"Careers in the Law Profession"N/A
Law Day ~ Beach High SchoolLawN/A
Law Day"Careers in the Law Profession",N/A
Law and Research for High School TeachersTeachers, The Law and LawsuitsN/A
Junior Achievement ~ 12 Week Class"Economics",N/A
Junior Achievement"Careers in the Legal Field",N/A
Jenkins High School"Careers in the Law Profession",N/A
Implant Support Group"Breast Implant Claims",N/A
High School"Law Suit from Start to Finish"N/A
Chiropractor Staff Association"Legal Questions and Answers",N/A
Chiropractor Conference"Subrogation under Georgia Law, Chiropractic liens, Assignments or How to get paid, and Attorney/Chiropractor relations"N/A
Chiropractor Conference"How to give a Deposition"N/A
Chiropractor Conference"Chiropractor Depositions"N/A
A TASTE OF JUSTICE,"Amusement Parks, Carnivals, and Fairs — Fun or Fatal Attractions?”,N/A
A NEW DECADE OF EXCELLENCETrial Law in Personal Injury casesN/A
"Workers' Compensation"~ Class"Workers' Compensation Benefits for the Injured Worker",N/A
"Torts of Sorts"~ GTLA"How not to Trip up on Slip and Fall cases",N/A
"Torts of Sorts""Attorneys are from Mars, Juries are from VenusN/A
"Torts of Sorts"Amusement Parks, Carnivals, and FairsN/A
"The Nuts and Bolts of Trial Practice","Clients Who Hate Lawyers, The Lawyers Who Love Them"",N/A
"Technology In the Practice of Law","Use of Technology in a Plaintiff's Practice"N/A
"Strategic Thinking for Tactical Advantage""The Perfect Plan"N/A
"Sizing up the Defense""Watch where you are going!" ~ Slip and FallN/A
"Savannah Law Talk" ~ TV SHOWHost Television talk showN/A
"Savannah Edition",Legal spotlight 4 showsN/A
"Peoples Law School" ~ Cable TelevisionLaw ~ 14 ClassesN/A
"Hot Topics in Trial Practice II""How to avoid getting tripped up on a Premise Liability Case"N/A
"Careers in the Law Profession",Law Day- Windsor Forest High SchoolN/A