Keith L. Howard, Esq.
Attorney Keith Howard of The Law Offices of Keith L. Howard, PLLC practices in the areas of civil rights, education law (special education law, student discipline law, bullying, ESL, transfer/enrollment issues), personal injury, and auto accidents. Attorney Howard is licensed to practice law in the following states: District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. His entire legal career has been dedicated to advocating for the invisible and forgotten of our society. Prior to forming his law firm, he practiced civil rights, juvenile justice, special education law, and education law with the nonprofit, Advocates for Children’s Services, a specialized unit of Legal Aid of N.C., Inc., where he served as a staff attorney for six years. After practicing law, he transitioned to full-time law teaching, where he taught education law, special education law, student discipline law, legal research and writing, and family law. Attorney Howard currently teaches professional responsibility, legal research and writing, and special education law as an adjunct law professor.
Attorney Howard cares deeply about his clients. He has represented hundreds of clients in special education matters. He attends IEP and 504 meetings as a special education attorney and has represented a number of clients in auto accidents.
Moreover, Attorney Howard represents clients as a special education attorney and special education advocate in North Carolina, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He is also able and willing to represent special education clients throughout the United States and in U.S. territories. Attorney Howard uses his extensive knowledge of state and federal special education laws to fight for his clients to receive a free, appropriate public education. Attorney Howard has special education cases in state and federal courts and will fight for his clients in any tribunal.
In addition to practicing and teaching, Attorney Howard has taught several CLEs concerning special education and served in key leadership roles in his community. He formerly served as the vice chair of the Durham County Juvenile Justice Prevention Council, co-chair of the Law-Related Education Section of the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA), Chair of the NCBA’s Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights section and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice’s Juvenile Defense Section.
Attorney Howard is a proud husband and the father of two beautiful little girls. He enjoys reading, writing, community service, and spending time with his family.
Attorney Howard holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and a B.A. from Winston-Salem State University.