Where New Jersey
Residents Turn for Legal Excellence
Proudly serving Hackensack, Bergen, Essex, Passaic Counties and Northern New Jersey
Neglect & Abuse
Fighting for justice for your loved ones who suffered from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Estate & Probate Litigation
Resolution, and, if necessary, litigation of trust, estate, and protective proceedings.
Giving business owners timely advice and attention precisely when needed to resolve, commence or defend corporate and partnership disputes.
Review and investigation of your case. We will arrange for expert medical testimony to confirm the mistakes in your treatment and fight in court and with the insurance companies.
How We Work
At Howard Law you will find a team that provides flexible, creative and personally-tailored solutions. Our collaborative approach and passion for client success contributes to our reputation as one of the outstanding firms in the areas we serve.
Risk Free Consultations
We understand that your goal is to have questions answered quickly and correctly. Our goal is to exceed your expectations at every meeting. Let’s get to know one another as we build toward a lasting, successful relationship.
Free consultations in contingency cases.
Meeting Your Legal Needs
Legal challenges can be emotional and stressful. When planning for the future or when helping you address any challenging family matter, our attorneys will listen, act competently and provide the peace of mind that comes with knowledgeable legal counseling.
Meet Our Attorneys
Thomas S. Howard
Tom is a pre-eminent lawyer with over 30 years experience in the practice of civil litigation. He has a record of successes in nursing home neglect cases, business litigation and contested probate matters as well as malpractice cases, copyright and other intellectual property disputes, and admiralty work.Full Bio
Frank is a member of the firm’s nursing home abuse and neglect, probate, and employment law teams. His practice is concentrated in the complex nature of nursing home cases, and area litigation that requires knowledge of elder abuse, medical malpractice and, wrongful death law.
Gerald H. Litwin
Gerry has a reputation as one of the most capable tax and estate attorneys in the State of New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, federal and state taxation, and corporate and business transactions.Full Bio
When the firm’s clients need assistance in dealing with a bankruptcy issue, Pamela works as counsel to the firm to represent that client in the Bankruptcy Courts of New Jersey and New York. Among other things, Pamela has successfully handled adversary proceedings and preference actions.Full Bio
There When You Need Us
"My mom was mistreated.
Howard Law was there to help."
Frequently Asked Questions
What is nursing home neglect and abuse?
Neglect occurs any time a nursing home fails to provide essential services or to keep your loved one safe. Bed sores, falls, medication errors, infection and assault are frequently signs of neglect or abuse which can arise from carelessness or willful abuse.
How do you approach medical malpractice cases?
We will use our expertise and experience to evaluate your case as part of a free initial consultation. If it makes sense, we will then investigate the incident and fight on your behalf in court and with any involved insurance companies.
What are the fees for a personal injury case?
In most personal injury cases, fees are contingent. We are paid only if we obtain a recovery for you, and we are paid out of the recovery amount. Before we begin to avoid any misunderstandings, we will enter into a contract with you that spells out what these fees will be.
What is a will contest
A poorly developed or implemented estate plan, Will, or Trust can result in family members willing to resort to Probate Court to resolve estate issues. If this is necessary we can provide the advice and assistance you need.
How experienced are you in this type of work?
The lawyers and staff at our firm are professionals in our areas of practice. We will help you understand what the law can do for you and give you the advice you need to make informed decisions.
What happens first?
Please call or email us. We can then schedule the first meeting to discuss your needs. Our goal is to give you an opportunity to ask basic questions about our attorneys and your goals. When we meet, we can outline an approach for solving your legal problem, describe possible outcomes and review our experience in that area.