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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Criminal Law||State Bar of California||2015|
|Victory Corner||Contra Costa County Criminal Conflict Program||2014|
|Partner||Lieber Williams & Labin||2008 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tempore||Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa||2013 - 2014|
|Deputy Public Defender||Riverside County Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Criminal Conflict Panel||Senior Attorney||2011 - Present|
|People v. J.Z.||Jury verdict: NOT GUILTY|
|People v. B.C.||CHARGES DROPPED through negotiations|
|People v. M.A.||jury verdict: NOT GUILTY on all charges|
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|University of San Diego School of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||1999|
|Ohio State University Moritz College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Kent State University||Economics||BBA||1995|
Posted by Stefanie(i lost your # and need to discuss my case please call )
First i want to thank Howard L Williams who is currently my attorney i got lucky and was court appointed him and i now truly believe I must have someone watching out for me because i never have been this lucky. I am beyond satisfied with what the outcome is going to be with my case and i believe it was only made possible due to him. Thank You Howard and i will see you in court towards the end of this month. I have recommended you to several people and still do in fact just finished doing so thats how i stumbled across this page.
Posted by Rich
I was involved in a DUI/DWI related accident in March of 2015. After my initial hearing and meeting with the Public Defender, it was clear I needed a REAL lawyer and someone who was willing to give my case a thorough review. After searching AVVO, I submitted my case for a free review and was contacted by 3 lawyers. The first two had very similar pitches as to why they should be my lawyer, but didn't give the feeling that they had my best interests at heart. I received a phone call from Howard Williams, and knew within the first 5 minutes that this guy knew what he is talking about, and that he already had several ideas on how to approach my case.
As of 11/4/2015, my entire case has been completed from start to finish. I could not have asked for better results, as Howard not only saved me from losing my license, but also saved me thousands of dollars by finding flaws in my case and getting my charges reduced to a "wet reckless" and some other charges dropped. Instead of the court appointed 18 days of work alternative program (instead of jail time), Howard negotiated down to only 5 days needed to be served.
Without Howard I feel that things would have been much different, and that I would still be dealing with the headache of this whole ordeal from a poor judgement on my part of driving a vehicle while under the influence. I would recommend Howard to anyone in a similar situation as he is genuine and more than fairly priced for the services he provides. Personally, I feel that I owe him much more than he charged me. And I say this in the best way possible, I hope I never have to use Howard again for his legal services, as I have learned my lesson and never want to be in the situation again!
Posted by Tom
I'm not proud of this, even though it was more than a year ago now, but I was charged earlier this year with a third-time DUI that had happened 9 months before. The case had never gotten filed by the D.A., and even though I had gone to court when I was told to, the cops came to my house 9 months later and arrested me in the middle of the night. I was told by the cops that I would have to spend 120 days in jail at least because that is the standard 3rd DUI sentence under law.
At that point, got a lawyer to handle this case for me, and then checked into rehab. Howard Williams was the lawyer, and I honestly didn't know lawyers like this existed. He had to persuade me to fight the case even when I just wanted to do the jail time and get it over with. He didn't strong-arm me into fighting, but he did get me to trust him and I chose to follow his advice and fight rather than pleading out.
Bottom line: NO JAIL TIME! He was able to get me the ankle monitor and a much shorter sentence instead, and I was allowed to still go to work every day. I had served 10 days jail on my SECOND DUI, but NONE on my third! The other more important bottom line: he also recommended I check into rehab because he said it would make his job easier, and I'm happy to report that I'm clean and sober, coming up on a year now.
Anna Yum, Criminal defense Attorney
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Howard Williams is an excellent trial attorney. When I was a DA, we would regularly work on cases together. Howard was always known as a trustworthy defense attorney who worked diligently for his clients; he also obtained great results for his clients whether it be through negotiations or trial. He's a fantastic lawyer and I highly recommend Howard!
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