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Howard Dworman

Dworman Law
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Howard Dworman
Dworman Law
Chandler,
 AZ

Howard is an appropriately aggressive trial attorney, with a previous career in law enforcement. Howard diligently and tirelessly works to empower justice and defend his client’s rights. Howard’s reputation and hard work earned him not-guilty verdicts for the majority of his jury trials. Howard’s experience includes countless bench trials, evidentiary hearings, probable cause hearings, and in-custody Initial Appearances.

Howard is an active member of various professional organizations; these include the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and a Lifetime Member of the Top Lawyers in the USA. Howard Also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ). In his legal career, Howard earned several awards and recognition for his criminal defense and DUI work. Howard was awarded recognition in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. He has a superb rating of 10-out-of-10 on AVVO. Avvo is a website with every lawyer in every state providing ratings, reviews, and disciplinary records for them; it also lets people leave ratings and reviews of lawyers they have worked with. Martindale-Hubbell® awarded Howard the Clients Champion award and is a Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, recognized as the gold standard in attorney ratings. This distinguished organization, for over a century, has recognized attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Lawyers of Distinction recognized Howard for excellence in criminal defense law.

Howard was born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan. Howard attended Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2006, he earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice. Howard is a proud Bronco. During his time at Western Michigan, he engaged in social events, worked full-time, and was active in intramural ice hockey, roller hockey, and soccer. When he was not busy with friends, sports, or studies, Howard was actively involved in the Criminal Justice Student Association. Howard’s scholastic achievements afforded him the opportunity to work alongside many professors as a Teaching Assistant. The College of Arts and Sciences recognized Howard’s work and proudly presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation upon graduation.

Following undergrad, Howard moved back to Metro-Detroit and became a Parole and Probation Officer at the Michigan Department of Corrections (“MDOC”). After two years MDOC promoted Howard from Field Agent to Court Liaison where he represented his colleagues in court, conducted pre-sentence investigations and drafted pre-sentence reports on high-profile and non-bondable cases. Howard’s analytical thinking complimented his role as a Court Liaison Officer. In 2011, Howard relocated to Arizona. He continued his profession as a Probation Officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (“MCAPD”). Howard’s experience, strengths, and abilities were immediately recognized by the Adult Probation Department. MCAPD immediately assigned Howard to an Intensive Probation Supervision (“IPS”) caseload. Additionally, the State of Arizona recognized Howard’s accomplishments and experience; Howard served as active member of the AZ Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (“GIITEM”), and an adjunct instructor for courses in defensive driving courses and defensive tactics.

In 2013, Howard retired from community corrections to fulfill his life-long dream; attend law school and earn his Juris Doctor. After completing his first-year courses, Howard earned a merit-based scholarship for academic success and performance. While attending law school, as expected, Howard’s warm and welcoming personality shined. Howard became the President and Co-Founder of the Criminal Law Society, a student group which focused on networking and giving back to the community. Also, the school appointed Howard to advocate for his fellow students as an Honor Court Defender. Moreover, Howard’s peers elected him to represent them during their final year as a Student Bar Association Delegate. Howard also advanced his integrity as a member and Officer with the Phi Alpha Delta national law fraternity, as the Goldwater Chapter Marshal. Finally, in 2015, Howard was awarded the prestigious Danny A. Foundation Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Law. Throughout law school, Howard proudly received several Dean’s List awards, and, on December 15, 2015, earned his Juris Doctorate degree as he graduated near the top of his class.

Howard’s Criminal Defense experiences include State and Federal misdemeanor and felony matters, including but not limited to: Rights Restoration Cases, Reckless Driving, Driving on Suspended License, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Assault, Probation Violations, Domestic Violence, Violation of Order of Protection, Disorderly Conduct, Gun Crimes, Computer Crimes, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Fraud, Theft of Property, Theft of Identity, Burglary, Robbery, Homicides, Kidnapping, Theft of Means of Transportation, and Injunction Against Harassment. Additionally, Howard has drafted and argued appellate briefs at the State and Federal levels, including the Arizona Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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