We effectively and efficiently represent people harmed by the misconduct of others.Tom Howlett effectively represents people harmed by attorney malpractice and misconductWe effectively represent consumers in class actions brought against companies that have harmed themTom Howlett effectively represents people harmed by doctors and other health care professionalsTom Howlett effectively represents families in wrongful death actions due to the death of loved onesWe effectively represent people seriously injured in auto and truck accidentsWe effectively represent people injured due to the mistakes and misconduct of others
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1997||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Service Award||Oakland County Bar Association||2013|
|Distinguished Service Award||Oakland County Bar Association||2009|
|Partner||The Googasian Firm||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Levine Sullivan & Koch||1997 - 1997|
|Assistant Attorney General & Counselor to President||Republic Of Palau||1995 - 1997|
|Associate||Ross, Dixon & Masback||1991 - 1995|
|Judicial Law Clerk||The Hon. Douglas W. Hillman, chief judge, U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan||1990 - 1991|
|Post-Graduate Intern||Los Angeles Times||1984 - 1984|
|Reporter||The Dallas Morning News||1984 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Division||Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2013 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Director||2005 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|Michigan Association for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1997 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||President||2014 - 2015|
|Oakland County Bar Association||President-Elect||2013 - 2014|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Vice President||2012 - 2013|
|State Bar of Michigan, Law and the Media Committee||Chair||2011 - 2014|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Treasurer||2011 - 2012|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Secretary||2010 - 2011|
|Bobbitt v. Academy of Court Reporting||Settlement|
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|Laches (OCBA)||The Future is Now||2015|
|Laches (OCBA)||Promoting the Interests of the Legal Profession||2014|
|American Association for Justice (AAJ)||Use of "Branding" and Other Marketing Efforts in Personal Injury Litigation: Two Case Studies||2001|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
Posted by James
Our daughter died in a boating accident while tubing with life-long friends. This tragic and heart rendering accident involved multiple participants, boat owner and boat driver, with multiple insurance companies. Thomas did a wonderful job, forcing the insurance companies to present an acceptable settlement. The insurance companies tried several ploys to claim they were not responsible, however Tom was always one-step ahead of them. He used the law, the legal system, and negotiation to back the insurance companies into a corner, and force them to make an offer, they did not want to make.
I strongly believe we received the best settlement possible by working with Tom Howlett.
On a personal note, Tom was wonderful to work with. The lose of our daughter devastated my wife and I. Tom was very compassionate and understanding with my wife.
In summary, Tom is a very good lawyer, who knows the law, and how to use it, to obtain the best possible outcome.
I highly recommend Tom Howlett. He is a good person and a darn good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
Me. Howlett was sensitive and responsive to my needs. He was professional and knowledgeable, offering guidance when requested. He obtained a fair settlement for me.
Posted by anonymous
Tom Howlett is the best attorney that you could ever have in your corner! He not only is thorough and fair, but a "bull dog" when needed. He'll fight hard for you. Tom worked extremely hard on my case, and I was very impressed by his professionalism and empathy. When I retained him as my attorney; emotionally I wasn't in a good place. When we first met, I was explaining to Tom (through my tears) about my situation. I remember thinking, at that moment, he's speaking to me with such a kind and gentle voice. He allowed me time to cry and I never felt rushed to finish my conversation. Tom was very thorough in explaining how he would handle my case. He kept me posted, explained any delays or changes, and he made sure that I completely understood what would take place every step of the way. He is compassonite, professional, thorough, and truly a wonderful attorney. I highly recommend Tom Howlett!!
Joseph Lavigne, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Tom is truly among the best attorneys in any field anywhere in the country. He is hard working, exceptionally well prepared, and dedicated to outstanding results for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of cases involving clients in common and have seen first hand how hard he works to achieve the best possible results for his clients. His considerable skills are only exceeded by the fact that he is a true gentleman and a complete professional to deal with. He is the kind of attorney other lawyers emulate and is the one you want by your side when the chips are down.
Anthony Patti, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Tom Howlett is a truly outstanding attorney; in fact, one of the best in the state. He is intellectually brilliant, well-spoken, personable and professional. He aggressively represents his client's interests and is well respected by the courts.