Nicholas C. Howie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Salem, NH

Howie Law Offices
 | One Stiles Road, Suite 103
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: 603-893-8008
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Nicholas C. Howie is a partner at Howie Law Office, PLLC. Located in Salem, New Hampshire, he provides criminal defense representation to clients throughout the area, with a primary focus on assisting people who have been charged with driving under the influence. Mr. Howie also has experience in defending against other state misdemeanor and felony charges.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Howie attended what was then known as Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts. He majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. He then pursued his legal education at Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and in 2007 was awarded his Juris Doctor. After graduation, Mr. Howie was an associate with a Massachusetts general practice firm before joining his current firm in 2012. Admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Mr. Howie is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Throughout his career, Mr. Howie has earned the respect of his fellow attorneys for his successful track record on behalf of his clients as well as for his high degree of ethics. A recipient of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listing of the American Society of Legal Advocates. A member of The National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Mr. Howie is also a member of the Greater Lowell Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%)

Criminal Defense (20%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

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About Nicholas Howie

Admitted: 2008, New Hampshire

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Salem Bar Association, Secretary, 2010 - Present 
  • Massachusetts, 2008
  • New Hampshire, 2010
  • National College of DUI Defense, Member, 2014 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of NH Lawyer Referral Service, reduced fee program., 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Difference between DUI practice between NH and MA., Author, Crossing Borders, 2011


  • Not Guilty - Boating While Intoxicated-Newport District Court, 2019
  • Not Guilty DUI Goffstown District, 2015
  • Not Guilty Ayer District Court, 2019
  • Not Guilty Lynn District Court, 2019
  • Not Guily DUI Trial - Salem District Court, 2014
  • Motion to Suppress - Illegal Stop, Granted. Nashua District Court., 2013
  • Not Guilty, DWI, Salem District Court, 2013
  • Not Guilty, OUI, Somerville District Court, 2012
  • Not Guilty DUI Newburyport District, 2015
  • Not Guilty DUI 2nd Offense Lawrence District, 2015
  • Not Guilty, Lynn District Court, Poss. of firearm, 2009
  • Not Guilty, A&B, Ayer District Court, 2013
  • Not Guilty, OUI, Lowell District Court, 2009
  • Not Guilty, OUI, Woburn District Court, 2010
  • Not Guilty DUI Woburn District, 2015
  • Motion to Dismiss Allowed - Orleans District Court, 2014
  • Not Guilty, OUI, Newburyport District Court, 2013
  • Motion to Suppress, Granted - DWI dismissed, Derry District Court., 2013
  • Motion to Dismiss, Allowed, OUI - Lawrence District Court, 2013
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Office Location for Nicholas C. Howie

One Stiles Road
Suite 103
Salem, NH 03079

Phone: 603-893-8008

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Last Updated: 11/14/2019

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