We strive to provide an easy client experience because your law firm should reduce your stress, not add to it.


Criminal Defense Representation

Facing a criminal charge is fills most people with anxiety. Mike Howard is an experienced criminal defense attorney who brings compassion, integrity, and dedication to every case. We represent people facing criminal charges in state and federal court in the Dallas area (Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Tarrant County, and the Northern District of Texas: Dallas Division). We do not handle class C misdemeanors (fine-only citations like traffic tickets). 

Our Team

Mike Howard Attorney

Mike Howard

Legal Assistant to Lawyer Mike Howard

Kelsey Carbary

Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant to Lawyer Mike Howard

David Johnson

Legal Assistant


We don’t just say that we value our clients and strive to provide not just the best result but the best possible client experience to them. We live it. Our clients and their family members say it better than we ever could.

Respect and dignity

“Mike treated our family and our brother with respect and dignity. Mike was always available and really cared about what happened to my brother. My brother wasn’t just a number to Mike. My family and I can’t thank Mike enough for his kindness and devotion — in addition to his great legal services.”


Patient, kind, & understanding

I was charged with two serious felonies that jeopardized my life, and really, the lives of my friends and family as well. We all went through this together and Mike was right there along with all of us on what was the most confusing and terrifying journey of my life. He made sure I understood everything about the process – what was happening and what could happen. He was patient, kind, and understanding while I asked him the same questions over and over again just so that I completely understood exactly what was going on.”


I would refer him to friends and family!

“Mike Howard is the best! He was able to completely dismiss a 3rd degree felony and expunge it off my record for good! I never once had to go to court. He always kept me informed and answered questions I had promptly. I would refer him to friends and family!”


Integrity, attention, & respect

“Even though Mike didn’t know me before this incident, he gave my legal matter his full attention and he and his staff provided me with frequent updates and responded to my calls and emails promptly. Incredibly, he was able to secure a dismissal of the charge in just two weeks. Mike demonstrated a deep understanding and familiarity with the intricacies of the Dallas criminal justice system and he thoroughly explained each step of the process to me. He always knew exactly who to talk to when a challenge presented itself. The integrity, attention, and respect he paid to my family and me in our greatest time of need was something I didn’t expect from this experience, and I could not be happier with my choice to hire him to represent me. Mike wildly exceeded my expectations and I unequivocally endorse his services.”


Professional, kind, and so very helpful

“Mike is the best!  He is so professional, kind, and so very helpful!!! This is the 2nd time my family has used Mike to represent.  You will not go wrong if you go with Mr. Howard!”


Best possible outcome

“Mike and his team has been very helpful, patient and accommodating. My calls and concerns were always answered even if it was again and again. Mike is very patient and professional. He helped me get best possible outcome for my case. I would definitely recommend Mike Howard.”

Best possible outcome

Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer

“From day one we were totally satisfied.  Mike was always there for any questions or help we may of had and always made us feel important.  I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer who negotiated the most amazing deal for our case!  He is a formidable force both in and out of the courtroom.  If you’re looking for a lawyer you can trust, answers your calls (& prayers) & will truly fight to get you the best deal possible, then Mike Howard is the right man for you! “


“Mike is the most efficient and hardworking attorney in Dallas! He took my case on while he was on vacation and started working on it the minute he came back! When he says he’s gonna work for you he means it. He was so quick to get documents that I needed signed for my case and literally showed them to the prosecutor the next day. He not only knows your time is valuable but also that when it comes to these serious situations he has to move fast, which he did! He explained to me very well what my documents/charge meant and even got expert advice from attorneys that represent people in the medical field. I’m a medical professional and he was able to work things out with the TMB and my license did not get revoked! I am forever grateful for Mike and his paralegals. Literally saved my life because it would have been made a lot more difficult had I not hired him!! Thank you so much!!!”


“Mike is an excellent attorney and an even better person. He treats his clients with the utmost respect and provides individual attention to get the best possible outcome for your circumstances. I also received unsolicited positive feedback from other attorneys when they heard that Mike was handling our case. Mike and his colleague, Trish Hudson, have my complete and unqualified recommendation. Look no further.”


“I could not have asked for a better attorney, he treated me with value, class & dignity, I appreciated everything he has done for me & his work is flawless, efficient & overall just outstanding. I i wish i could give this man 9 stars out of 5 but I can’t.”


“Mr. Howard takes care of his clients, both professionally and personally. He works hard to provide the best defense by negotiating with the prosecution for the best outcome possible. In my opinion, he is an excellent defense attorney.”


“Mike Howard did an excellent job assisting a family member. He explained matters very well, in layman’s terms. He is thorough and gets results. He’s very pleasant and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.”


“Mike was able to help my husband and I through a difficult time with our teenage daughter. He made us feel very comfortable and explained everything that was going on at all times. Most people, like us, don’t have experience with legalities and it can be overwhelming, but Mike does an excellent job at helping you navigate through the process. He was also excellent with dealing with my daughter and helping her understand things. I couldn’t recommend a better, more professional person for your legal needs. Mike and his team are great!”



  • You deserve to know what you are going to pay and what it covers. Unlike a lot of attorneys who bill hourly, attorney Mike Howard uses exclusively flat fees, giving you cost-certainty. No hidden fees for court appearances, motions, et cetera. Because you shouldn’t pay for what you don’t need, we break down our fess into a non-trial fee and a trial fee. The non-trial fee covers everything up to the point of setting a case for trial. The trial fee is only due if your case is set for trial. 





The information contained on this website is for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice, a substitute for legal advice, or as creating an attorney/client relationship between the reader and Attorney Mike Howard. Consult an attorney about your specific situation and the facts involved for comprehensive legal advice.