Mike Howard

Mike Howard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Law Office of Mike Howard
 | 3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234
Phone: 214-296-2221
Fax: 972-468-9823
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

When you’re searching for a criminal defense attorney who will be a tireless advocate on your behalf, your first call should be to the Law Office of Mike Howard. A graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a former president of the Dallas chapter of the ACLU, a former board member of the ACLU of Texas a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association, criminal defense lawyer Mike Howard has both the education and the real world experience necessary to defend you against serious criminal charges. Whether your case is dismissed, reduced, goes to trial, or is worked out by a plea bargain, the Law Office of Mike Howard will fight to protect your rights and do everything possible to keep the charges against you from damaging your family, your home life, or your future.

Dallas criminal lawyer Mike Howard knows that for most people, facing criminal charges can be stressful and emotionally challenging. Mr. Howard takes the time to support and advise you at every step because he believes his clients have a right to fully understand their cases and how they will affect their lives. Mr. Howard encourages clients to ask questions and provide feedback so that he can better understand their needs. He treats you as an individual because he understands that every case is different. He practices the law as a profession, not as a business, which means treating you with integrity and compassion is more important to him than simply making money.

About Mike Howard

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.mikehowardlaw.com/about

Honors/Awards:

  • Received "Best Lawyers" award for the category of criminal defense: general from D Magazine in 2015., Best Lawyers - Criminal Defense: General, D Mazazine, 2015
  • Award given to the 10 best attorneys under the age of 40 in the area of client satisfaction, as determined by the AICLA., 10 Best Under 40 - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Award given to the top 1% of attorneys, as determined by the NADC, Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Ranked top 10 in Texas by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 10, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Rated 10.0/Superb on AVVO.com, Top Superb 10.0 Rating, AVVO.com, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented continuing legal education lecture to fellow Dallas criminal defense lawyers on the topic of utilizing technology in the legal practice, from courtroom to client management. , Speaker, Utilizing Technology in Your Practice, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Legal, 2014
  • Taught Interviewing and Client Counseling course to 1L law students at the University of North Texas College of Law in Dallas, Texas. , Associate Professor, UNT College of Law, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Client charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, facing 25-99 years or up to life inprisonment. After a jury trial the jury returned a NOT GUILTY verdict and freed my client. , 2016
  • Client charged with Sexual Assault. Intervened before the case was filed and convinced the grand jury to no-bill the case (dismiss the allegation for lack of probable cause). , 2015
  • Client charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Case dismissed on the day of trial based on defense motion to suppress an illegal search and seizure by law enforcement. , 2015
  • Client was charged with misdemeanor Theft. I got my client into a pre-trial diversion program which resulted in the case being dismissed and expunged from the record. , 2014
  • Client charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Failure to Stop and Render Aid. Conducted a thorough investigation and intervened before the case was filed. Convinced the grand jury to no-bill the case (dismiss the allegation for lack of probable cause). , 2014
  • Client charged with Sexual Assault. Intervened before the case was filed and conducted a thorough investigation. Met with the investigating detective and convinced him not to file the case against my client. , 2013
  • Client was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute. The court granted the defense motion to suppress the evidence based on an illegal search & seizure, resulting in the case being dismissed., 2008
  • Client charged with Murder. After investigating fully, I was able to show by his cell phone signal that my client was 45 minutes away at the time of the murder. The case was dismissed., 2007
  • Client charged with fellony Driving While Intoxicated (his 7th DWI allegation). After jury trial the jury found client not guilty., 2007
  • Client was charged with Terroristic Threat. After a jury trial, the jury found my client not guilty, 2006
  • Client charged with Assault Family Violence. After a jury trial, the jury found my client not guilty., 2005

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law., 2004
  • Undergraduate from Texas Tech University, 2001

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
Office Location for Mike Howard

3010 LBJ Freeway
Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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