Howard Dworman

Attorney at Law – Of Counsel

Attorney Howard Dworman is an appropriately aggressive trial attorney, with a previous career in law enforcement. Howard represents each of his clients with determination and gusto. As a result, Howard has obtained not-guilty verdicts for the majority of his jury trials.

Howard has handled misdemeanor and felony matters, both at the State and Federal levels. Additionally, Howard drafted and argued appellate briefs, including Special Actions, at the State as well as the Federal levels, including the Arizona Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Also, Howard has argued countless bench trials, evidentiary hearings, probable cause hearings, and in-custody Initial Appearances.

Howard was nothing short of amazing. His attention to detail, knowledge of my case and the approach to take. He is phenomenal at what he does and there was nobody else I would of rather had in my corner.

Howard’s Criminal Defense experiences include State and Federal misdemeanor and felony matters, including but not limited to: Homicides, Kidnapping, Rights Restoration Cases, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence, Gun Crimes, Computer Crimes, Sexual Assault, Sexual AbuseSexual Exploitation of a MinorFraud, Theft of PropertyTheft of IdentityBurglaryRobberyTheft of Means of Transportation, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Driving on Suspended LicensePossession of Marijuana and Narcotic DrugsProbation Violations,  Violation of Order of ProtectionDisorderly Conduct, and Injunctions Against Harassment.

Howard was born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan. Howard attended Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where, in 2006, he earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice.  Howard is a proud Bronco!  During his time at Western Michigan, he engaged in social events, worked full-time, and was active in intramural ice hockey, roller hockey, and soccer. When he was not busy with friends, sports, or studies, Howard was actively involved in the Criminal Justice Student Association. Howard’s scholastic achievements afforded him the opportunity to work alongside many professors as a Teaching Assistant. The College of Arts and Sciences recognized Howard’s work and proudly presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation upon graduation.

Following undergrad, Howard moved back to Metro-Detroit and became a Parole and Probation Officer at the Michigan Department of Corrections. After two years Howard was promoted from Field Agent to Court Liaison where he represented his colleagues in court, conducted pre-sentence investigations on defendant’s who were in-custody and/or non-bondable, and drafted pre-sentence reports for many high-profile cases. Howard’s analytical thinking complimented his role as a Court Liaison Officer. In 2011, Howard relocated to Arizona. He continued his profession as a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department. Howard’s experience, strengths, and abilities were immediately recognized by the Adult Probation Department. He was immediately assigned to an Intensive Probation Supervision (“IPS”) caseload. Additionally, the State of Arizona recognized Howard’s accomplishments and experience; Howard served as active member of the AZ Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (“GIITEM”), and an adjunct instructor for courses in defensive driving and defensive tactics.

In 2013, Howard retired from community corrections to fulfil his life-long dream and attend law school. After completing his first-year courses, Howard earned a merit-based scholarship for academic success and performance. While attending law school, as expected, Howard’s warm and welcoming personality shined. Howard was the President and Co-Founder of the Criminal Law Society, a student group which focused on networking and giving back to the community. Howard applied to and was appointed as an advocate for his fellow students as Honor Court Defense Counsel. Moreover, Howard’s peers elected him to represent them during their final year as a Student Bar Association Delegate. Howard also advanced his integrity as a member and Officer with the Phi Alpha Delta national law fraternity, as the Goldwater Chapter Marshal. Finally, in 2015, Howard was awarded the prestigious Danny A. Foundation Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Law. Throughout law school, Howard proudly received several Dean’s List awards, and, on December 15, 2015. earned his Juris Doctorate degree as he graduated near the top of his class.


  • State of Arizona: June 2016
  • United States Federal District Court, District of Arizona: October 2016
  • The United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: February 2017


  • Arizona Summit Law School
    • J.D., Law
    • Graduated: December 2015
  • Western Michigan University
    • B.A., Criminal Justice
    • Graduated: April 2006


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), Member
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member
  • National Criminal Defense College (NCDC), Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • Top Lawyers USA: Criminal Defense, Lifetime Member


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Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® – DUI/DWI Defense, Criminal Defense: General Practice & Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2024

Howard - Lawyers of Distinction 2023 Badge
Excellence in Criminal Defense Law: Lawyers of Distinction, 2022 & 2023

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Reviewed: Highest Level of Professional Excellence, 2023

Martindale-Hubbell® Client Champion Award, 2021 – Present
AVVO Clients’ Choice Award, 2017 – Present