D. Douglas “Mad Dog” Howard, Jr.
D. Douglas Howard, Jr. founded the law firm of Howard & Reed in 1970.
His practice focuses on Family Law, Personal Injury, Asbestos Litigation,
Class Action & Mass Tort, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice.
Through his years of experience, Doug has helped shape the law in Louisiana.
He is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and trusted family law
attorneys in Louisiana and has been designated a Louisiana Super Lawyer.
While always the utmost professional, Doug earned the name “Mad Dog” early
in his career for his courtroom tenacity. Accordingly, he has an uncompromising
commitment to fight on behalf of his clients and will be as aggressive as any case requires.
Doug is an avid hunter, fisherman and photographer. He serves on the board
of the Nature Conservancy, dedicated to preserving a healthy environment and
wildlife. He has been featured in the press, including New Orleans Magazine,
Louisiana Life and St. Charles Avenue.
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D.
Louisiana State Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
All Louisiana State Courts
Louisiana Nature Conservancy Board Member
American Bar Association
Louisiana Association for Justice, Former Board of Governors
New Orleans Bar Association
St. Tammany Bar Association
Jefferson Parish Bar Association
New Orleans International Airport Aviation Board, Former Vice Chairman, Former Legal Committee
Chairman and Construction Committee Chairman
New Orleans Alcohol and Beverage Board, Former Board Member
Urban League, Former Board Member
Junior Achievement, Former Board Member
Family Law: The Real World, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Family Law Trial Techniques a la Mad Dog, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
Speaker at numerous Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association seminars on trial techniques