Marc Howard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Pope & Howard P.C.
 | 945 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 2525
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-885-9999
Fax: 404-885-9998
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Marc Howard is a partner with Pope & Howard P.C. law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Recognized as among the best trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Howard has more than 27 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout Atlanta and surrounding areas who are dealing with complex and pressing legal challenges involving any of the following:

    ·       Aviation accidents

    ·       Construction site accidents

    ·       Drug and pharmaceutical product defects

    ·       Personal injury and wrongful death

    ·       Premises liability

    ·       Defective consumer products

    ·       Nursing home abuse and neglect

    ·       Trucking and automobile accidents

    Prior to focusing on plaintiff representation, Mr. Howard worked for nearly 10 years defending the rights and interests of insurance companies, airlines and airports, construction contractors, trucking companies, and others against tortious claims. Armed with this experience, he is able to devise the most effective strategy possible to help his plaintiff clients obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve, and he has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for those he has served.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Howard has earned perennial top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received a Legal Elite designation from Georgia Trend Magazine and a Lawyer of Distinction designation from Jezebel Magazine.

    A leader in his legal community, Mr. Howard served for seven years as chair of the Atlanta Bar Association's Minority Clerkship Program, receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the organization for his exceptional contributions. He has also served on and chaired various committees with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association as a Champion Member, and he has served as chairman of the Civil Justice Political Action Committee.

    Mr. Howard has also served on the board of governors of the State Bar of Georgia along with several of the organization's committees. He is also former president of the Sandy Springs Bar Association, and he is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, among his other professional affiliations.

    Mr. Howard began his legal career in 1993 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from University of Georgia School of Law. He holds his license to practice in Virginia as well as Georgia.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About Marc Howard

    Admitted: 1993, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://popehoward.com/about-us/marc-howard/

    Honors/Awards:

    • , AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbel, 2020
    • , Best Lawyers In America - U.S. News, 2020
    • , Service Award - 10 years on State Bar Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2020
    • Peer review selection from national magazine, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2018
    • AV Peer Review Rating/ Directory of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Directory of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Listed for receiving one of top jury verdicts in state, Top Verdicts Magazine, Fulton County Daily Report, 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2017
    • This is a local bar organization  of over 200 lawyers in Sandy Springs, GA, President, Sandy Springs Bar Association, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms in America, Tier 1 - Personal Injury, U.S. News, 2019
    • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2009
    • Lawyer of Distinction, Jezebel Magazine, 2009
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
    • Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2019
    • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Directory
    • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2010
    • Ranked by U.S. News, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2016
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Re-Elected to Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Sandy Springs Bar Association (Board of Directors), 2020
    • Champion Member - Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
    • DeKalb Bar Association, 2017
    • Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice - Board of Directors, 2020
    • State Bar Board of Governors (Atlanta Circuit - Post 36), 2020
    • Inducted in American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).ABOTA is a national, invitation-only association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution., 2019
    • American Association for Justice
    • Sandy Springs Bar Association (Board Member), 2019
    • Civil Justice Political Action Committee (Past Chair; Champion Member)
    • Sandy Spring Bar Association (President 2015), 2015
    • State Bar Board of Governors (re-elected), 2019
    • Sandy Springs Bar Association (Board member, immediate past president), 2016
    • Champion Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Champion Member, Executive Committee; Past Chair of Amicus Curiae and Education Committees; Legislative Committee)
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
    • State Bar of Georgia - Chair - Advisory Committee on Legislation, 2015
    • State Bar of Georgia - Strategic Planning Committee, 2016
    • State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, 2018
    • State Bar of Georgia (Board of Governors, Legislative Committee, Evidence Study Committee, Court Rules/ Judicial Procedure Committee, Bench & Bar Committee), 2018
    • Atlanta Bar Association (Chair of Minority Clerkship Program, 1998-2004)
    • Virginia State Bar, 1993

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors - Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, 2019
    • Junior Warden - Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 2019
    • Sunday School Teacher
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Saturday Morning Lawyers Program and Safe & Stable Homes Project), 2018
    • Youth Basketball Coach
    • Holy Innocents Episcopal Church (Vestry member; officer), 2017
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem)
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Saturday Morning Lawyer Program; pro bono representation in Safe & Stable Homes Project), 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Spoke at GTLA annual seminar on premised liability, Speaker/Author, Lessons Learned from Construction Site Injury Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Presentation on complex jury trials, Speaker, Jury Trial Seminar, State Bar of Georgia (ICLE), Attorneys, 2020
    • Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial, 2008
    • Ethics in a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice, 2009
    • Post Trial Motions, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
    • Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Negotiating Third Party Claims, 2008
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Handling Construction Claims, 2008
    • Civil Discovery in a Plaintiff's Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • Negotiating Third Party Claims on Settlement, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Medicare and Medicaid Liens, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
    • Fractional Aircraft Ownership, SMU National Aviation Law Seminar
    • Military Aircraft Accidents
    • Settlement of a Personal Injury Claim, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
    • Presented to GTLA annual meeting on presenting demonstrative evidence at trial and mediation, including the range of things from low-tech and inexpensive to animations and video., Demonstrative Evidence at Trial and Mediation, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Presentation on additional claims that can enhance typical negligence actions., Hidden Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
    • Speaker, Initial Investigation of Truck Wreck Cases, Ga. Institute Continuing Legal Education, 2016
    • Speaker, Auto Torts Seminar - Direct and Cross Examination of Medical Experts at Trial, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
    • Co-Chair - Annual Meeting and Trial Skills Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
    • Expert witness in litigation regarding bad faith failure to settle by insurance company (USDC, N.D., Ga.), 2018

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $12,000,000 Jury Verdict - Birth Defect Medical Malpractice , 2020
    • $3,000,000.00 - Medical Negligence / Brain Damage, 2020
    • $7,800,000.00 - Class Action, 2020
    • $3,000,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $3,800,000.00 - Medical Malpractice , 2020
    • $3,000,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Brain Injury, 2020
    • $2,850,000.00 - Motor Vehicle Collision / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $2,250,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $2,225,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $1,900,000.00 - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $1,400,000.00 - Pharmaceutical Product Defect, 2020
    • $1,350,000.00 - Nursing Home/ Medical Negligence, 2020
    • $1,350,000.00 - Construction Site Accident/ Slip and Fall, 2020
    • $1,250,000.00 - Motorcycle Collision / Wrongful Death, 2020
    • $800,000.00 - Construction Site Injury/ Broken Foot, 2020
    • $1,000,000.00 - Medical Malpractice, 2020
    • $925,000.00 - Veterans Administration / Medical Malpractice, 2020
    • $900,000.00 - Premises Liability / Hotel Negligence, 2020
    • $750,000.00 - Construction Site / Work Place Injury, 2020
    • $350,000 - Settlement in truck wreck case, 2018
    • $312,500 - Settlement for nursing home injury, 2020
    • $200,000 - Settlement for nursing home injury, 2020
    • $225,000 - Settlement for motor vehicle collision, 2020
    • $275,000 - Settlement arising from pharmacy error, 2020
    • $750,000 - Policy limits settlement - motor vehicle collision, 2020
    • $600,000 Confidential medical malpractice settlement., 2019
    • $12,000,000 Medical malpractice jury verdict.  DeKalb State Court.  Franklin v. Sermons.  2-week trial before Judge Johnny Panos., 2019
    • $1,800,000 - Criminal attack on premises.  Confidential settlement., 2019
    • $1,150,000 - Auto wreck (confidential) involving collision on city street., 2019
    • $900,000 - Medical Malpractice settlement (confidential) involving failure to monitor hospital patient., 2019
    • $750,000 Medical Malpractice settlement (confidential) involving medication error., 2019
    • $3,800,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement (Confidential), 2018
    • $512,000 - Trucking case - rear end collision of auto in low speed collision., 2018
    • $2,250,000 Medical Malpractice settlement (Confidential), 2017
    • $850,000 - Medical malpractice settlement (Confidential), 2016
    • $800,000 Truck wreck settlement. (Confidential), 2016
    • $3,000,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict, Dekalb State Court , 2016
    • $850,000 - Medical Malpractice settlement (Confidential), 2015
    • $3,000,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict, Fulton State Court , 2014
    • $591,000 Elevator Malfuntion, neck injury - Jury Verdict - Federal Court, Tallahassee, FL, 2014
    • $1,500,000 - Wage & Hour settlement (confidential), 2013

    Transactions:

    • Class action certification for over 8,000 in-home healthcare workers involving failure to pay minimum wage under the Georgia Minimum Wage Law. (Anderson et al. v. Southern Home Care Services et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ga), 2017

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    Educational Background:

    • University of Virginia, B.A., 1988

    Industry Groups

    • Trial Lawyers
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    Office Location for Marc Howard

    945 East Paces Ferry Road
    Suite 2525
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    Phone: 404-885-9999

    Fax: 404-885-9998

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