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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY MARC HOWARD

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CONTACT MARC

Tel: 833-LEGALGA
Email: marc@gatrialattorney.com

EDUCATION

J.D. – University of Georgia School of Law
B.S. – University of Virginia

Named as a Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer five times, Marc is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News, and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2019, Marc was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only network of nationally recognized trial lawyers. 

Marc’s trial verdicts have been listed multiple times in Top Verdicts magazine, including a top-100 nationwide personal injury verdict. Following this verdict in DeKalb County, the trial judge awarded an additional $1,800,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses, finding that

 “This complex medical malpractice case required mastery of intricate scientific concepts and involved skillful argument regarding novel, challenging, and delicate issues. Counsel conducted themselves professionally and respectfully with the Court and, apparently, with one another, their clients, and witnesses. [Counsel] have admirable reputations, significant experience, and commendable ability in their practices. The Court was consistently impressed by the quality displayed throughout the trial by …Mr. Howard.”

Marc grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia, a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1993. Marc has been admitted to practice law in both Georgia and Virginia since 1993.  

Before law school, Marc worked on Capitol Hill as a congressional legislative assistant. This work included detailed analysis and revisions to federal trucking and aviation regulations. Marc then spent almost a decade representing airlines and airports, trucking companies, contractors, and insurance companies. In 2002, Marc “switched sides” and began representing individuals and families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct. 

Marc is a regular speaker at legal seminars, including national webinars for trial lawyers around the country.  Marc is also active in the legal profession and his community.  From 2010-2020, Marc was elected to represent 12,000 lawyers in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit on the State Bar Board of Governors.  Marc is on the Board and was president of the Sandy Springs Bar Association, is the past Chair of the Civil Justice PAC of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and was on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice.  Marc also serves as the “Chancellor” (general counsel) for Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Sandy Springs. 

Marc’s practice areas include tractor trailer wreckscar accident injuriesbicycle and pedestrian injuries, motorcycle accidents, plane and helicopter accidents, negligent security, nursing home negligence, medical malpracticewrongful death. Marc also handled a landmark class action case before the Georgia Supreme Court (Anderson v. So. Home Care Services, Inc.), where Marc represented over 9,000 home health care workers who had not been paid wages for the time spent driving to see clients.  Marc has argued before the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals over 20 times. Marc is also certified as a civil mediator by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Marc lives with his wife Julie in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Their daughters Lucy (UGA 2023) and Sadie (Michigan 2026) have left the nest, so Marc enjoys spending his time running, biking, and walking his beagles, Freddy and Marley.   

HONORS AND AWARDS

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News (2020-present)
Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023)
Georgia Super Lawyers: 2010-2024
Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers
Atlanta Bar Association Distinguished Service Award for his work as chair of the Minority Clerkship Program
Listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating
Named “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine
Named “Lawyer of Distinction” by Jezebel Magazine
Elected to State Bar Board of Governors (2010-2020)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Association for Justice
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Chair of Minority Clerkship Program (1998-2004)
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
    • Provides free representation to children in domestic cases
  • Chairman of the Civil Justice PAC of GTLA
  • Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice (Board of Directors (2020-2023), Board of Advisors (2023-present)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Champion Member
    • Chairman of Education Committee
    • Chairman of the Amicus Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Legislative Committee
  • Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church (Vestry, Junior Warden, Chancellor, Sunday School, Youth Basketball Coach)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association (President: 2015, Board Member)
  • State Bar of Georgia since 1993
    • Board of Governors
    • Evidence Committee
    • Judicial Committee
    • Legislative Committee
    • Bench and Bar Committee
    • Judicial Qualifications Nominating Committee
  • Virginia State Bar since 1993
REPORTED APPELLATE DECISIONS

Dunwoody Obstetrics & Gynecology v. Franklin, (Case A21A1691, Ga. App. 2022);  Schramm v. Lyon, 285 Ga. 72 (2009); Kaminer v. Canas, 282, Ga. 830 (2007), Amu v. Barnes, 282 Ga. 549 (2008), Cleaveland v. Gannon, 284 Ga. 376 (2008); Blotner v. Doreika, 285 Ga. 481 (2009), Thomas v. Gastroenterology Assoc. of Gainesville, 280 Ga. 698) (2006); Stevenson v. City of Doraville, 294 Ga. 220 (2013); Sievers v. Espy, 264 Ga. 18 (1994); Johnson Properties, LLC v. Clure, 302 Ga. 51 (2017); Little v. Alliance Fire Protection, Inc., 291 Ga. 116 (2008); State Farm Auto Ins. Co. v. Staton, 286 Ga. 23 (2009); Weller v. Brown, 266 Ga. 130 (1996); Abramson v. Williams, 281 Ga.App. 617 (2006); Life Care Centers of America v. Smith, 298 Ga.App. 739 (2009); Vaillant v. City of Atlanta, 267 Ga.App. 294 (2004); Nisbet v. Davis, 327 Ga.App. 559 (2014); Saltis v. ABB Daimler Benz, 243 Ga.App. 603 (2000); Baker v. Wellstar Health Sys., Inc., 288 Ga. 336 (2010); Anderson v. So. Home Care Services, Inc., 298 Ga. 175 (2015); Poythress v. Savannah Airport Comm’n., 229 Ga.App. 303 (1997).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Taking 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative Depositions in Personal Injury Cases, National Webinar (Strafford), 2023
Personal Injuries from Domestic Aviation Accidents, National Webinar (Strafford), 2023
Jury Trial Seminar, State Bar of Ga., 2020
Lessons Learned from Construction Site Injury Case, Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn, 2019
Chair of Trial Skills Seminar, Annual Seminar, Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn., 2016
Initial Investigation of Truck Wreck Cases, State Bar of Ga., 2016
Cross Examination of Medical Experts at Trial, Auto Torts Seminar, Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn. 2016
Hidden Claims, State Bar of Ga., 2013
Demonstrative Evidence at Trial and Mediation, State Bar of Ga., 2012
Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial, State Bar of Ga., 2008
Ethics in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice, State Bar of Ga., 2009
Post Trial Motions, Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn., 2009
Handling Construction Claims, Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn., 2008
Civil Discovery In a Plaintiff’s Case, Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn., 2006
Military Aircraft Accidents, State Bar or Ga.
Fractional Aircraft Ownership, SMU National Aviation Symposium

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