Marc Howard

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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A personal injury trial lawyer since 1993, Marc began his career representing airlines, airports, and trucking companies. Since 2001, Marc has represented those who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others, focusing on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Marc's cases have included truck wrecks, airplane crashes, medical malpractice, criminal attacks on premises, and nursing home abuse cases.  

Marc and his law partner Geoff Pope have tried cases throughout Georgia and the southeast.  Their verdicts have been included in Top Verdicts magazine, and they have regularly been named as Super Lawyers.  In 2017, Marc was listed as a Super Lawyer Top 100.

Marc has served on the executive committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, as president of the Sandy Springs Bar Association, and has been elected to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. Marc regularly speaks at legal seminars and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and was named a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine and as a Lawyer of Distinction by Jezebel Magazine.  Marc also has been a regular volunteer through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, taking pro bono cases for clients who are unable to afford a lawyer.

Marc lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia and is on the vestry of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Sandy Springs.  

About Marc Howard

Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • This is a local bar organization  of over 200 lawyers in Sandy Springs, GA, President, Sandy Springs Bar Association, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Listed for receiving one of top jury verdicts in state, Top Verdicts Magazine, Fulton County Daily Report, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2010
  • Lawyer of Distinction, Jezebel Magazine, 2009
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2009
  • Re-Elected to Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2017
  • Directory of Preeminent Lawyers
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Directory
  • Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • DeKalb Bar Association, 2017
  • State Bar Board of Governors (re-elected), 2017
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association (Board member, immediate past president), 2016
  • State Bar of Georgia - Strategic Planning Committee, 2016
  • Sandy Spring Bar Association (President 2015), 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia - Chair - Advisory Committee on Legislation, 2015
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Champion Member, Executive Committee; Past Chair of Amicus Curiae and Education Committees; Legislative Committee)
  • Civil Justice Political Action Committee (Past Chair; Champion Member)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Board of Governors, Legislative Committee, Evidence Study Committee, Court Rules/ Judicial Procedure Committee)
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Chair of Minority Clerkship Program, 1998-2004)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Holy Innocents Episcopal Church (Vestry member; officer), 2017
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Saturday Morning Lawyer Program; pro bono representation in Safe & Stable Homes Project), 2017
  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Youth Basketball Coach
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Auto Torts Seminar - Direct and Cross Examination of Medical Experts at Trial, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Speaker, Initial Investigation of Truck Wreck Cases, Ga. Institute Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • Co-Chair - Annual Meeting and Trial Skills Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Presentation on additional claims that can enhance typical negligence actions., Hidden Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • 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
  • Settlement of a Personal Injury Claim, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Post Trial Motions, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Ethics in a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice, 2009
  • Handling Constuction Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial, 2008
  • Negotiating Third Party Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Asscociation, 2008
  • Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Claims, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • 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
  • Military Aircraft Accidents
  • Fractional Aircraft Ownership, SMU National Aviation Law Seminar

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $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
  • $591,000 Elevator Malfuntion, neck injury - Jury Verdict - Federal Court, Tallahassee, FL, 2014
  • $3,000,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict, Fulton State Court , 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 Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1988

Industry Groups

  • Trial Lawyers
Office Location for Marc Howard

945 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 2525
Atlanta, GA 30326


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Last Updated: 9/29/2017

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