Nearly 100 Years of Legal Service

Our firm was founded by T. Brooke Howard in 1923. We have been providing exceptional legal service for our clients.

Blair D. Howard

Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Past Employment

  • U.S. Army, Captain, 1963 to 1965

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.B. - 1963
  • University of Virginia
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1960

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fauquier County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association for the Administration of Justice

Honors

  • Recognized as one of the top lawyers in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area by Washingtonian magazine
  • Super Lawyer in the areas of personal injury law and criminal defense
  • Listed in Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine
  • Listed in: “The Best Lawyers in America,” areas of Personal Injury and Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, 1990
  • Moot Court Judge, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, since 1996
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient of IACDL "Superstar" 1994 award, Columbus, Ohio
  • Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Lawyers" in 2018

Representative Cases

  • United States v. Stevens, 475 F.2d 1401, 1973
  • Commonwealth v. Lorena Bobbitt
  • Commonwealth v. Susan Cummings
  • Co1mnonwealth v. Theodore Gregory
  • Commonwealth v. William Cowhig
  • Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Alexandria, Commonwealth v. Luisa Cutting , 2019
  • Gregg v. Commonwealth, 295 Va. 293, 811 S.E.2d 254, 2018
  • Gregg v. Commonwealth, 67 Va. App. 375, 796 S.E.2d 477, 2017
  • Jones v. Commonwealth, 50 Va. App. 437, 650 S.E.2d 859
  • Allen v. Commonwealth, 1995 Va. App. LEXIS 69
  • Talbert v. Commonwealth, 17 Va. App. 239,436 S.E.2d 286, 1993
  • William Evan-Smith v. Commonwealth, 5 Va. App. 188,361 S.E.2d 436, 1987

Classes/Seminars

  • Virginia State Bar (Faculty Member, Ethics)
  • Panelist on Virginia CLE programs regarding criminal law (4 or 5 years)

Pro-Bono Work

  • Pro bono, capital murder case in Alexandria Circuit Court
  • Member of the Old Dominion Hunt, Fauquier Club, and Fauquier County Bar Association
Attorney Michael S. Phillips

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Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit