5.0 stars 30 totalReview Joseph Howington
Posted by Firas
I had the pleasure to retain Mr. Howington in a family law matter. He provided me with an outstanding service in the courtroom. His experience in the Family Law is an asset. His staff are also very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend retaining Mr. Howington services because Mr. Howington will provide you with knowledge, experience , and passion to win in court.
Posted by Lyle
I had been divorced for a few years prior to meeting Joe Howington. I learned through the grapevine (my ex wife's ex friends) that my ex-wife, (who was not supposed to be working) was working for a horse training center and making large amounts of money under the table. I also had learned she was taking exotic trips to Africa, Canada and all over the country while supposedly not employed. I was paying her huge monthly support payments and she was making more money than was so I decided to take her back to court for a support modification. I did not want to use my original divorce lawyer so I asked around who was the best Family Law Attorney in the Inland Empire and Joe Howington's name came up. I contacted him and our first meeting was very cordial and professional. I knew right away this guy knows his stuff.
I hired Joe to represent me for this case and he went right to work. My ex-wife rehired her original divorce lawyer which I did not care for at all. Once the court docs were filed, she had "conveniently" lost her high paying job as horse trainer but then she got a minimum wage job working for a law office. We had learned that they were going to go after a higher monthly support payment because said she is not healthy and unable to work full time. (She was very healthy when she divorced me) After a several court hearings, the pressure was getting to me and I almost threw in the towel a couple of times. It was Joe's paralegal Heather that kept encouraging me to stay in there and fight for what is right. I am so glad I did too. My ex's attorney told the court she is unable to work full time because she developed borderline diabetes. Joe told the court that she was healthy at the time of the divorce and that I am not her insurance policy. The judge agreed. Not only did she not get any more support from me, the support was cut in half. Now I can breathe again.
On a side note, Joe Howington is a very personable individual. Whenever we met at the San Bernardino courthouse, he seemed to know everyone and everyone seemed to really like this man. While talking with him in the hallways, people would walk up to him with big smiles and give him a friendly hello. He would joke around with the elevator attendant. He would even stop each time outside to the guy selling soda's and water in front of the courthouse. He would ask for a coke then get out a large bill and hand it to him and tell him to keep the change. Then he would hand the soda back to him. The vendor would stop and pray for him right there. I know enough Spanish to know that he asked God to help Joe win all his cases and in my case, God was listening. It was great to see Joe interact with everyone. It made me know I had the right attorney working for me.
Thank you Joe for all your help. You and your entire staff are AWESOME and it was a pleasure to work with you.
Posted by Luz
Mr. Howington is an amazing attorney! I am forever grateful to him and his staff for all that they did on my divorce. From the first moment I met with him, I knew that he was the attorney I could trust to help me and my daughter. I came to him desperate, and unaware of what legal remedies would help to what ended up to be a very complex divorce proceeding. Mr. Howington's experience of over 38 years in family law was the best fit for my situation. He had an answer for all the issues that came up during litigation. Mr. Howington does have the knowledge to handle difficult divorces that include complex assets such as businesses, properties, and other assets. You can count on his extensive experience and knowledge and be sure that he knows the law beyond expectations. He makes time for you even after battling in court for his other clients, and does make you feel that you matter to him. When you meet with him, you can see in his eyes that he is truly listening to you, and that you are safe with him. Mr. Howington will TRULY fight for you to the very end, he is a warrior at heart, who is blessed with great knowledge and experience. He has seen it all truly, and no matter what your fears are, he has an answer for all of your questions. All is left is to TRUST him, and wait for the process to be over. Even at the very end of the process, he is there to make sure all the details are taking care of, as he is very vigilant, and he stands behind you every step of the way. I recommend Mr. Howington to everyone who is filing for a divorce, or has a family law related issue. He will take care of you and your family, as his experience will handle cases from simple facts to extremely complex cases. Thank you Mr. Howington!
As far as his staff, I will always love Heather! She is an amazing paralegal, who is extremely sensitive to your needs, and a hard worker. She is always there for you, and understands the emotional impact of a divorce. Mr. Howington's staff truly has heart, and expertise. You will be in great hands! Janina and Gina always answer the phone in such a wonderful way, the tone of their voice is always friendly and warm. The rest of the staff too are a great support team. Without Mr. Howington I would not have a home, and a secured future! Bobbie Howington is an amazing office leader! The whole office runs like a team.
I am forever grateful to you all! My daughter and I will always have you in our hearts. The gratitude I have for all of you is far too much to put in words in this review. Mr. Howington's hard work goes beyond the hundreds of words I wish I had room to write. I would have to write a book to write down all of my thoughts! Thank you, thank you, and God Bless you!
Posted by Carla
I am so blessed to have had Joseph Howington represent me in my child support arrears case. During the entirety of this case, I have felt that Mr. Howington truly has had my best interest in mind. Throughout this case, Mr. Howington has been very accessible, clearly and honestly communicating his ideas and plans as well as considering my input. Though this case is still on-going, Mr. Howington used his expertise to tackle this unusual case via every possible angle, resulting in the recovery of a large sum of arrears. In addition to this, I have felt that the entire staff I have communicated with at his office has been not only professional, but also friendly, helpful and on-board with me. Thank you, Mr. Howington for all your help. You are highly recommended! Thank you also, to all at Howington & Associates. Together you make a great team.
Posted by Deanna
Mr. Howington and associates are the team you need to get the best results possible. Their high level of integrity, attention to detail, and transparent honesty is unmatched! They took on my very unique and difficult case and I can honestly say they have been a God send to me. If you are looking for a family law/divorce attorney look no further.
Posted by Leigh Gileno
Mr. Howington represented me to help enforce a divorce judgement on my ex-husband. After providing Mr. Howington all of my pertinent details, he put me at ease and explained how the whole process would work. Because of his professionalism and known reputation, Mr. Howington was able to convey his intentions on my behalf to my ex-husband which resulted in the perfect outcome. I can't begin to say what an amazing attorney Mr. Howington is.
Posted by anonymous
Joe Howington – Absolute Best Attorney
Nutshell of my case: I was divorced over 14 years ago with 2 small kids. Remarried in 2008. In 2009 when the economy tanked I had to close my business. My ex wife wouldn’t work with me and we had to file a motion to revisit the support as I had 50/50 custody.
My ex wife’s parent are multi millionaires who paid all of her fees with no regard to the amount. My ex wife had no less than 5 attorneys over the past 6 years…… she spent mid 6 figures on attorney fees going after me and my wife. You name it, they tried it: Sued my current wife and her business, Sued my best friend, Sent subpoenas to my customers, sent private investigators to watch us and look into everything connected to me, Sent Forensic CPAS to examine books, Ridiculous amounts of Discovery, Several Depositions, etc….my ex even tried to have my wife and I arrested for fraud.
After several years we finally made it to trial. We had a 31 day trial. The results of the trial were very good. Due to my ex wife’s tactics and gamesmanship I ended up with 100% legal custody and my ex was ordered to pay my attorney fees and the attorney fees my new wife incurred. She even owed me for OVERPAYMENT of child support of $46,000.00. My ex wife appealed the decision and in Nov 2014 the appeal came back 100% in our favor. This case was so extreme that the Court of Appeal published the case.
Why is Mr. Howington so good? He is very well respected in his field. I was in Court approx a 100 times and I saw him first hand deal with other Attorneys, Court Secretaries, Court Reporters and several Judges. I knew he was the correct attorney for me when he stepped in and was a Judge Pro-Tem for Judges that were out. The Judges trusted his knowledge and skills so much that they had him sit in their place on the bench.
The best part about Mr. Howington was his knowledge of how Family Law works. He would tell me “no” on some items I wanted to do. I didn’t like to hear “no”, who does? He would then explain why this will not work because of the laws or the timing was wrong. Mr. Howington told me “no” because it would end up hurting my case……I appreciate him for sticking to what he knows was best for me.
I could go on and on about the knowledge and skills of Mr. Howington. Bottom line is: Divorce and Custody and Support cases are difficult at best. Everyone is emotionally driven. I needed someone who could navigate the intricate maze of family law, and Mr. Howington is a expert in this area.
100% give Mr. Howington a 5 star rating.
Posted by Jackie
I have only the best things to say! I hired Mr. Howington in March 2015, the best decision I ever made.
His office staff is incredible. Everyone in the office always does what they say they are going to do. They are amazingly efficient in every way possible. I have never had a better experience.
I was not paid for this response at all.
I often hear people say that divorce lawyers want to take your money, and don't want to help you. That has been the opposite of my experience. Mr. Howington and his team have done everything they could to reduce my expenses. Mr. Howinfton and his team have done everything they could, to reduce my bill.
Every single decision, has been explained to me , by Mr. Howington or his staff, if it was going to cost more money, and didn't make sense, that was always brought to my attention as well.
My process is not over with the office, still several items to do. One of the things that has cost me additional dollars, is chasing after my husband's attorney and their office for a response. Several documents have been sent, most are not responded to, even a courtesy answer would have been enough! That has been a very unfortunate outcome, and has left a sour spot for opposing counsel.
Mr. Howington and his staff have made several attempts on various occasions to make sure they communicated with the other side , 95% of the time the other side did not respond. I would never thought that this would happen in 2015, however it did.
For anyone considering using this office, Mr. Howington and his staff, I would highly recommend them, and if you hire them, I am confident that you Will have no regrets!
Posted by Yvette
I am eternally grateful for Mr. Howington. He helped me in my custody and child support case. This was the worst time in my life and I couldn't have had a better attorney by my side. My ex-husband was sneaky and horrible and attempted to get a false restraining order against me, falsely reported me with the police for harassment, filed a fake CPS report against me, reported my vehicle stolen and did so many other awful things. All of his lies were uncovered in the courtroom. I could have been in a really bad mess but Mr. Howington had it all handled and none of my ex-husband’s false claims went anywhere. Heather was the paralegal assigned to my case and she was truly amazing as well. Mr. Howington and his team are very compassionate and take the time to understand their client’s needs. He is overall a standup man and is well respected in the court room by both other attorneys and judges as well. Definitely the man you want on your side. In the end, I believe the outcome truly was in the best interest of my daughter. I was awarded 70% custody of my daughter. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Posted by Danielle
Mr. Howington was by far the best attorney I could have ever asked for, he helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. My ex husband was trying to gain full custody of my (2) yr old while he left me during my pregnancy with our 2nd daughter. My ex put me through so much and Mr. Howington was there to fight for me every step of the way. There was a time when I hadn't even been served to appear in court, due to my ex doing things illegally, Mr. Howington happened to be in court on another case, thankfully and was able to run interference and represent me without my even being there. Throughout the long battle, in the end I wound up with 100% physical and legal custody and a very fair amount of child support, my ex was ordered to pay all attorney fees (not that I've ever seen the $$) that's beside the point! Mr. Howington knows the law, he knows how things will go and he gives excellent advice, he actually comforted me which was next to impossible. I would refer anyone to him without hesitation, he is by far the best attorney!!!