Firm Profile

We litigate civil and criminal cases in the State and Federal Courts of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP is a full-service law firm, offering legal representation and litigation backed by extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of practice areas. Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP has earned an AV-rating, the highest possible rating, from Martindale-Hubbell.

Firm History

The litigation law firm of Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP was established in May of 2000 by Timothy E. Howie, Michael A. DeSantis, and John W. Hartel. The firm is currently comprised of four partners, one attorney who practices in an "of counsel" role, and several associate attorneys. Together, the partners of Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP have over 95 years of experience litigating civil and criminal cases in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. For further information regarding each of our attorneys, please visit the attorneys section of this website.

Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP Practice Areas

We practice regularly in the following areas:

For a complete overview of our practice areas, please visit the Practice Areas section of this website.

Client Representation

At Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP, we are proud of what we do. Our many successful client relationships are the result of providing our clients with professional, personal, and cost-effective legal services. Our attorneys are skilled in the investigation, evaluation, and preparation necessary for assisting our clients to evaluate their cases and make sound decisions. Clients who have retained Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP can expect honest and accurate appraisals of their issues, and sensible and timely recommendations for the most beneficial and cost-effective resolution of those issues. We fight for our clients. Our clients who choose to go to trial will receive intelligent and extremely aggressive representation in the courtroom. We are experienced, we are capable, we are successful, and we are available to assist you.

Attorney Availability

Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP attorneys are available by telephone, email, and in person to help clients answer legal questions and solve legal problems. Current or prospective clients should feel free to contact any of our attorneys for any reason.

Legal Newsletters & Seminars

We are pleased to keep our clients informed of recent developments in the law through free seminars. Do not hesitate to contact us if your organization would benefit from a seminar given at your place of business by our experienced attorneys.

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