Mark Howes

Law Offices of Mark W. Howes, LLC
1906 Towne Centre Blvd Ste 275
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 266-1041
www.howeslawoffice.com


Attorney Mark W. Howes is the Managing Member of the firm, and the primary areas of his practice involve criminal defense and civil litigation.

For two decades Mr. Howes has represented people through the criminal justice system.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Howes spent twenty two years, first as a patrolman, then as a narcotics and homicide detective, with the Anne Arundel County Police Department.  His experience with the police force and now as an attorney, allows Mark to take a holistic approach to the defense of individuals who have found themselves tangled up in the criminal justice system.  Mark regularly helps individuals through charges involving DUI, theft, assault, and other criminal matters.

Mark pairs his robust criminal practice with representation of those who have suffered injuries resulting the negligence of others.  He works diligently to assist in obtaining compensation for those who have been victims of automobile accidents, dangerous premises situations, or other negligent acts or omissions.  These victims often face debilitating physical injuries, as well as, financial and emotional struggles generated from massive medical bills, lost time at work, and the strain on the victim?s quality of life.  Mark fights for these individuals to be compensated so that they may focus on rehabilitation and recovery.

Mr. Howes also represents both individuals and business entities in a broad swath of civil litigation matters including labor and employment cases, contract matters, and the drafting of wills.  Whatever their legal need or situation, Mark treats his clients with the respect and understanding they deserve, and zealously advocates for their best possible outcome.

Mr. Howes is BV? Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell? for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice Areas

Criminal law
Driving while intoxicated
Traffic violations
Misdemeanors
Felonies
Juvenile law
Drug crimes
Civil rights
Discrimination
Labor and employment
Americans with Disabilities Act
Sexual harassment
Wrongful termination
Medical malpractice
Personal injury
Automobile accidents and injuries
Slip and fall
Wrongful death

Admitted

Maryland, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1992
District of Columbia, 1993
Georgia, 1996
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2005

Education


University of Baltimore, J.D., 1991
University of Maryland, B.S., 1983
Anne Arundel Community College, A.A., 1979

Associations and memberships

Anne Arundel Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Biographical details

American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 1989
Associate Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, 1995
Retired Anne Arundel County Police Sergeant, 1973-1995