Mitchell John Howie-Law Office - Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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107 Northside Square , Huntsville , Alabama 35801

(256) 533-8074








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The Law Office of Mitchell J. Howie is a full-service firm providing expert counsel in a wide range of legal areas to include: military law, family law, injury law, bankruptcy, criminal defense.

After serving as a federal prosecutor in both: The United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General Corps for over 4 years; and as a Special Assistant to the United States Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina for over 2 years; Mr. Howie has decided to reopen his own private practice.

Mr. Howie will maintain his Texas law license and continue his representation of his longstanding business clients in Texas. Mr. Howie will also continue representing clients in Texas courts and will begin to engage in lobbying the Texas Legislature upon his exit from the military service.

However, Mr. Howie will primarily practice in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Howie will secure his Alabama Bar license in November of 2009. Upon starting terminal leave from the military in August 2009, Mr. Howie will begin accepting clients in the State of Alabama and will be practicing law in Alabama, Pro Hac Vice until he secures his Alabama law license.

Mr. Howie's private practice will draw on his strengths developed as a litigation trial attorney during his military service. He will excel in representing clients in criminal defense due to his experience as a prosecutor. His time as a military lawyer will also serve him well in assisting veterans in claims against the Veteran's Affairs Administration and reservists in employment claims under USERRA.

Mr. Howie's private practice will also draw on his experience at a prestigious law firm in Houston and his past private practice (before becoming a prosecutor) where he gained valuable insight into bankruptcy matters, debt collection matters, breach of contract actions, tort actions, medical malpractice claims and litigation, landlord tenant disputes, wills and estates, criminal defense, and various other matters.

The Law Office of Mitchell J. Howie also offers comprehensive Sports Agent Services.

For more information please see our website at:

Bankruptcy, Contract Law, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Foreclosures, General Law, Landlord Tenant, Lobbying, Military Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Scra, Sports Agent Services, Userra, Veteran Affairs, Worker's Compensation, Wills And Estates.

Mitchell John Howie-Law Office is located in the Huntsville area of Alabama. There are at least 20 other listings in the 35801 postcode area.

Lawyers in Alabama 35801

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7/28/2017 4:31:20 AM

This is a horrible story about the issues that come from wrongful and baseless prosecutions in the name of protecting children. I am all for protecting children but due process must be afforded individuals before terminating parental rights and prosecutors should be careful in moving forward in some cases! ----------------------------- Shaking Accusations Gone Wrong via Shaken Baby Syndrome – On Shaken Baby The interrogation A series of legal developments in the past few weeks highlights the devastating effects of misguided abuse diagnoses on innocent families. In Sacramento, California, father Jesus Flores was found innocent in June of shaking his son Mason, but despite the verdict, Mason is being adopted by another family. Flores lost parental rights during the years he spent in jail awaiting trial. This child’s mother, Sara Guzman, also lost custody, ironically because she refused to believe that Flores had injured their son. Reporter Lois Henry quoted Guzman in the Bakersfield Californian: “They told me the only thing messing me up from getting Mason back was that I stood by Jessie (Jesus),” Guzman said. “They said I needed to go against him. But that wasn’t right. I knew he wasn’t the kind of man who would ever hurt his baby.” After watching video of the police interview, reporter Henry disputed statements from both the diagnosing doctor and the detective that Flores had confessed to shaking his son. Henry wrote: Flores uses a doll to show detectives how he rocked Mason earlier in the day to try and comfort him. In the video, Flores cradles the doll, supporting its head and rocks him back and forth. He tearfully asks if that could have been what hurt his son? “Could that have caused it?” he asks over and over. “If it did, then I’m the worst father…” One of the detectives would later testify that Flores demonstrated shaking the doll, causing its head to violently snap back and forth. Not even close. (See video at The reporter is right: Not even close. Check the video. The detective hands the doll to Flores at 12:03:38 am on March 22, 2015, and 15 seconds later Flores demonstrates the motion he will repeat through the rest of the interview—which I would call more up-and-down than back-and-forth, but certainly not violent. The jurors who found Flores innocent heard about Mason’s complex medical history, and the new brain bleeds that appeared while the boy was in the hospital and then again in foster care. On the interrogation tape, however, long before anyone had looked at past medical records, the detectives never waver from confidence in the father’s guilt. Ignoring Flores’s obvious pain and confusion, they reject his story again and again, prodding him to quit lying and “accept responsibility.” Even when he breaks down and accepts their accusations, Flores says only that he “might have” rocked the boy harder than he realized, he doesn’t remember. Another disturbing video was released last week in Detroit, showing a father’s pain at learning that his daughter had died—information he heard in open court when he was charged with her rape and murder. (On the page with the print coverage, scroll down to the second large graphic for the video.) James Lee Saltmarshall, 22, has now been released, after an autopsy disproved the medical findings that had triggered the charges against him. The video treatment includes a from-the-heart statement from Saltmarshall’s attorney: “You have somebody charged with the most salacious thing you can charge him with, the worst thing, raping and killing his infant daughter. And now it’s a big ‘Oops’?… “How do you fix it? I don’t know.” In South Carolina, meanwhile, Wayne County dropped charges against an accused father who’d been in jail for two years—and indicted the babysitter instead. As summarized by reporter Angie Jackson in The Post and Courier: Eugene Anthony Wright, 49, was initially charged with homicide by child abuse. At the time of his daughter’s death, he was accused of slamming her to the floor in his Dorchester Gardens apartment in North Charleston. The Attorney General’s Office said after further investigation, it was determined that Wright could not have committed the crime and the charge has been dismissed. The indictment of the babysitter, Jackson wrote, “does not detail the evidence against her.” I speculate that the key point is whether the effects of a serious pediatric head injury are or are not immediately obvious, a question still under debate in the journals and in the courtroom, along with the potential for serious injury in short household falls. Earlier coverage of the case seemed to put the father at the scene, but it’s hard to know the story from what’s available. In a long-lingering case in California, foster mother Jovannee Reynolds has been sentenced to four years of probation, after a plea bargain in which she “took responsibility” for the death seven years ago of a days-old baby named Mikayla who quit breathing in her care. Reporter Pablo Lopez wrote in the Fresno Bee: On Friday, [defense attorney Curtis] Sok told the judge that the case took seven years because it turned into a battle of medical experts – one who said Mikayla died of shaken-baby syndrome and two who suggested she suffered her fatal injury in her mother’s womb. Reynolds had told police she had “patted the baby on the back” when the little girl seemed to be having trouble breathing. Reynolds was originally charged with murder, but the plea agreement reduced that to manslaughter. According to the Bee coverage, prosecutor Christopher Gularte gave this explanation: Because of the conflicting medical opinions, Gularte told [the judge] that the prosecution could not prove the murder charge. Instead, Gularte said both sides settled on the manslaughter charge because of Reynolds’ admission to police about patting the baby on her back. In essence, her use of force in patting the child was more than a reasonable person would do. While I am pleased that Ms. Reynolds will face no jail time, I am sobered that the county insisted on pressing charges against her, and that the act of patting a baby on the back when it’s struggling to breathe has been declared manslaughter. Ms. Reynolds and her husband had started caring for Mikayla about a week before the child’s collapse, when she was only five or six days old, after her mother, a known drug user, had tested positive for methamphetamine. I’m guessing there were no actual signs of trauma, just the brain findings, or the news reports would mention them. Updates The Medill Justice Project has published a poignant look at the effects of his mother’s incarceration on the son of child care provider Jennifer Del Prete, released in 2014, after a successful appeal of her 2005 conviction. A Florida court has agreed to hear an appeal by the Innocence Project of Florida on behalf of child care provider Stephanie Spurgeon, in prison on a manslaughter conviction in a shaking case.
7/24/2017 11:12:43 PM

Good speakers at the National Trial Lawyers summit today... just a few pictured here are F. Lee Bailey, Morris Dees and still the greatest of all time Joe Montana!
2/6/2017 7:53:35 PM

It was a long week getting my desk to look like it should but now I am organized and heading to the National Trial Lawyers Summit in South Beach! It doesn't start till Monday so Melanie Howie and I should have a good time until then!
2/3/2017 9:25:24 PM

Great week for the firm and my clients so far! On Monday one client set for trial was able to get his charges dismissed and another got felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor. On Tuesday we were able to get a kid who is accused of three Class B felonies Youthful Offender status ensuring he will not have a felony record and today we were able to get a client who was facing a year in jail on a probation revocation into a diversion program to get him the assistance he needs with his addiction! And I was also recognized as a lawyer of distinction and in the top 10 percent in the nation for criminal defense! Very thankful to be able to help people in my job every day!
1/25/2017 10:20:22 PM

Feeling good on a Friday after being selected to serve on the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Executive Committee and receiving a nice desk plaque for being one of the Top Lawyers in Alabama!
11/4/2016 10:07:42 PM

For all the innocent people out there! Very good information and advice here:
9/21/2016 3:49:04 PM

Apparently not a good week to be a defendant or criminal defense attorney in Louisiana! Poor lsu!
9/8/2016 6:10:50 PM

Proud to be Top 10 in client satisfaction by the American institute of criminal law attorneys!
4/10/2016 3:24:33 PM

In 2016 I am fortunate to have been recognized as Top 40 under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates for criminal defense!
4/10/2016 3:21:34 PM

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