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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Trial attorney Marc Howard devotes his practice exclusively to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing and to securing the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

Prior to focusing on plaintiff personal injury claims, Mr. Howard represented insurance companies, trucking companies, airlines and other corporations during complex, high-stakes liability litigation. As such, he understands the tactics insurance providers and defendant companies use to deny culpability in an effort to circumvent accountability, which makes him all the more effective as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for his plaintiff clients.

Throughout his career, Mr. Howard has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those he has served. In recognition for his impeccable professionalism and success, he has earned numerous awards and honors. In 2009, Georgia Trend Magazine voted him among the state's "Legal Elite," and Jezebel Magazine named him as a "Lawyer of Distinction." The National Trial Lawyers also voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country, and he holds top ratings from Avvo as well as an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

As further evidence of his reputation and leadership abilities, Mr. Howard was voted to serve on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, and he has testified before the Georgia General Assembly on a variety of issues, including attorney conduct, legal reform and more. Mr. Howard also routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region, and he serves on several committees with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Atlanta Bar Association, among his numerous other professional affiliations, and he serves as chairman of the Civil Justice Political Action Committee.

Mr. Howard obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1993, and he holds his license to practice in Georgia and Virginia.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
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


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About Marc Howard

Admitted: 1993, Georgia

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  • 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:

  • DeKalb Bar Association, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Negotiating Third Party Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Asscociation, 2008
  • Handling Constuction Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 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 inusrance company (USDC, N.D., Ga.), 2018


  • $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


  • 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


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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Last Updated: 1/20/2020

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