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Meet Attorney Howard J. Weintraub

Get to Know Our Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer

Since 1985, Howard Jarrett Weintraub has held a private practice at his own law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years, he has devoted most of his legal skills to defending individuals who have been accused of violating federal criminal laws, as well as individuals facing a DUI charge following an arrest for driving under the influence. His practice has taken him to local courts and district courts in the state of Georgia, as well as district courts in more than seven other states.

With more than 35 years of experience in criminal defense, Mr. Weintraub has represented over 2,000 clients who have faced criminal offenses of all kinds. He has fought to protect his clients' rights and held his own in both state and federal courts. To date, he has participated in more than 50 felony jury trials, and has success handling criminal matters from transactional immunity negotiations to post-trial sentencing proceedings. When it comes to Howard J. Weintraub's reputation as a criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta, his reputation speaks for itself.

"There is nothing like the challenge of a complex case to bring out my relentless determination to win!"

- Howard J. Weintraub

Former Federal Prosecutor—Working to Your Advantage

Many legal professionals have the qualifications necessary to defend individuals against criminal charges, but Atlanta criminal defense attorney Howard J. Weintraub's experience as a former prosecutor gives his clients a vital edge in the courtroom. Prior to starting his firm in 1985, Attorney Weintraub served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia from 1977 to 1985 and, from 1975 to 1977 he was an attorney with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division Appellate Section in Washington, D.C.

From 1975 to 1985, Mr. Weintraub accumulated valuable experience in criminal prosecution, and possesses legal knowledge of the law from both sides of the courtroom. He uses this knowledge of criminal law to the advantage of his clients, who benefit from a strong defense that not only protects individuals against false accusations and misconstrued evidence, but also exposes weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Attorney Weintraub's success is built on his tenacity and determination to win, as well as his ability to develop a personalized approach in each of his cases.

A Step Above the Rest

Attorney Weintraub has years of success litigating criminal cases involving the following:

  • Georgia DUI law
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Federal crimes
  • White collar crimes

A defense attorney with exceptional skills and the determination to win may be the edge you need to protect your rights in court. Attorney Weintraub has participated in more than 50 felony jury trials and handled cases in the following district courts:

  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • California
  • Alabama

During his time as a federal prosecutor, he spent several years concentrating his efforts in white-collar fraud and public corruption. His legal experience covers a range of matters that play a factor in many criminal cases.

Mr. Weintraub has experience handling essential criminal procedures, including:

  • Negotiating transactional immunity from prosecution for clients
  • Handling grand jury proceedings and other pre-indictment stages
  • Conducting internal corporate investigations in response to gov't investigations
  • Reducing amount of incarceration in federal sentencing procedures

Education & Academic Achievements

Howard J. Weintraub earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta Georgia. He graduated With Distinction in the top 10% of his class. Prior to earning his J.D., he received his Bachelor of Arts in History in 1972 at the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Howard's determination is also reflected in his education—he served on the editorial board for the Emory Law Journal from 1973 to 1975, and earned a Provisional Certificate to teach Social Studies while completing his bachelor's degree.

Awards, Accolades, & Qualifications

Attorney Weintraub boasts a large number of representative cases and clients. He has received numerous honors and awards over the course of his career, and has several previous and ongoing professional memberships and associations. He has published several works in the legal field and has taught multiple classes and seminars. When you are ready to retain a dedicated criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, contact The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C.!

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1975
  • District of Columbia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

    Honors: Top 10% of class
    Honors: graduated With Distinction
    Law Journal: Emory Law Journal, Editorial Board, 1973 - 1975
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1972
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    Honors: Dean's List for eight semesters;
    Honors: Provisional Certificate to teach Social Studies
    Major: History

Published Works:

  • Effective Use Of Pretrial Motions In A DUI Case: There Are Ways to Win Without Going To Trial; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Georgia, Publication No. 932291, December, 1993
  • Grand Jury Practice: Special Problems Of The Corporate Investigation; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Georgia, Publication No. 901069, September, 1990
  • Forfeiture Of Attorneys' Fees Under The 1984 Comprehensive Crime Control Act, Georgia State Bar Journal, Vol.22, No.2, November, 1985
  • An Analysis Of Alternatives To Incarceration In Georgia -- A Special Research Project, Emory Law Journal, Vol. 24, February, 1975
  • Comment: Criminal Procedure -- Constitutional Law -- Increased Sentence By A Jury Permitted At Retrial Following A Successful Appeal or Collateral Attack Of An Erroneous Conviction - Chaffin v. Stychcombe, 412 U.S. 17 (1973), Emory Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer, 1974

Representative Cases:

  • Bulloch v. State, 293 Ga. 179, 744 S.E.2d 763 (2013)
  • Cash v. State, 294 Ga. App. 741, 669 S.E.2d 731 (2008)
  • United States v. Ceccolini, 435 U.S. 268, 98 S.Ct. 1054, 55 L.Ed. 2d 268 (98 S.Ct. 1054 1978)
  • United States v. Morris, 20 F.3d 1111 (11th Cir. 1994)
  • United States v. Gates, 10 F.3d 765 (11th Cir. 1993)
  • United States v. Gates, 935 F.2d 187 (11th Cir. 1991)
  • United States v. Block, 755 F.2d 770 (11th Cir. 1985)
  • United States v. Carr, 706 F.2d 1108 (11th Cir. 1983)
  • United States v. Carson, 669 F.2d 216 (5th Cir. 1982)
  • United States v. Wright, 622 F.2d 792 (5th Cir. 1980)
  • United States v. Enright, 579 F.2d 980 (6th Cir. 1978)
  • Thornburg v. United States, 574 F.2d 33 Cir. (1st Cir, 1978)
  • United States v. Williams, 573 F.2d 348 (5th Cir. 1978)
  • United States v. The Merchant Diamond Group, Inc., 565 F.2d 252 (2nd Cir. 1977)
  • United States v. LaRiche, 549 F.2d 1088 (6th Cir. 1976)
  • United States v. Keller, 730 F.Supp. 151 (N.D. Ill. 1990)
  • Colkitt v. State, 251 Ga. App. 749, 555 S.E.2d 121 (2001)
  • Caldwell v. State, 245 Ga. App. 630, 538 S.E.2d 531 (2000)
  • Russell v. State, 236 Ga. App. 645, 512 S.E.2d 913 (1999)

Representative Clients:

  • National Integration Specialists Corporation, Inc.
  • Ameristar Mortgage Corporation
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials, Inc.
  • International Christian Fellowship, Inc.

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Former Faculty Member, Emory University School of Law Trial Techniques Program, Atlanta, Ga.,
  • Former Faculty Member, Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, Atlanta, Ga., 1985
  • Instructor, United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education, Washington D.C., 1983 - 1985
  • Speaker, Defense Of Drinking Driver Institute Seminar, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 9-10, 1993
  • Speaker, Corporate Criminal Defense Seminar, Atlanta, Ga.; Dec. 14, 1990
  • Chairman, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Winter Seminar, Atlanta, Ga., Jan., 1993

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded Member of the 2016 Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Awarded Member of the 2015 Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Voted 'Attorney of the Month' by the Metro Atlanta Attorney at Law Magazine, 2014
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award, 2013
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Commendation, 1984
  • Internal Security Division, Internal Revenue Service, Commendation, 1984
  • United States Secret Service, Department of Treasury, Commendation, 1983
  • United States Small Business Administration, Commendation, 1982
  • United States Attorney General William French Smith, Commendation, 1981
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Regional Office, Commendation, 1981
  • United States District Judge James Lawrence King, Commendation, 1981
  • Atlanta Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2 Commendations, 1981
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co. American Jurisprudence Awards, 1974 - 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1975 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 1975 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 1990 - 1991
    Chairman, Criminal Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1987 - 1995
    Member, Board of Directors
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1975 - Present
  • American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee, 1990 - 1992
    Member, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1985 - Present
  • Practitioners Advisory Group for the United States Sentencing Commission, 1990 - Present
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission, 1984 - 1985
    Ad Hoc Member
  • Peachtree-Atlanta Kiwanis Club, 1985 - 1986
    Membership Chairman


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