J. S. Howell Legal
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About

 

About our practice

Jeff founded his practice in 2014 to serve one purpose: providing affordable legal solutions for the small business. Like many of his clients, Jeff founded his business by throwing his life's savings into outfitting a small one-room office in a bedroom in his home (shown above). From that humble beginning, he expanded his operation to where it is today the only way he knew how: dedication, faith, and a lot of late nights. As a proud fifth-generation small business owner, Jeff has a unique appreciation for the challenges faced by small businesses because his family has lived them.  Both of Jeff's paternal grandparents ran small businesses.  His grandfather and great uncle ran an antennae installation service before converting it into a construction company and his grandmother ran a community laundry.  This proud family tradition was carried on by Jeff's father who still runs a small-town commercial construction company with clients nationwide.   Jeff spent nearly every summer of his youth working for his family's companies and learning the values that would eventually form the foundation of his practice: honesty, integrity, and self-reliance.  Jeff's familiarity with all aspects of the family business --from the job site to the back office-- taught him that a business's greatest assets are the community it serves and the reputation it has earned. Watching his family's companies through both struggle and triumph taught Jeff that no hardship can overcome a business that stays true to these values. 

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Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Jeff returned to his roots after law school so he could serve small businesses in the community where he grew up.  Jeff's unique experience taught him how crucial it is for a small business to have access to quality legal representation, not only during the key phases of formation and expansion, but also when responding to crisis, conducting litigation, ensuring the collection of its debts.    Jeff's proactive practice philosophy is focused the power of "preventative lawyering" to avoid costly problems before they happen.  However, his litigation experience has also made him a strong advocate for those problems that can only be solved in a courtroom. Whatever the needs of your small business, our mission is to serve as a full-service shop providing affordable solutions to all of your legal challenges.

 
  Three generations in one photograph. . .   Jeff S. Howell, Jr., Esq. holding a picture of his Father, Jeff S. Howell, Sr., President and Founder of Phoenix Casework, Inc., who is holding a picture of his father, Eugene Howell standing on the shoulders of his brother, Phillip Howell, as they installed a television Antennae through their company, Howell's Antennae Service (circa 1954). 

Three generations in one photograph. . .  Jeff S. Howell, Jr., Esq. holding a picture of his Father, Jeff S. Howell, Sr., President and Founder of Phoenix Casework, Inc., who is holding a picture of his father, Eugene Howell standing on the shoulders of his brother, Phillip Howell, as they installed a television Antennae through their company, Howell's Antennae Service (circa 1954). 

 
 

Our Team

 
 
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President and FOUNDER 

Jeff S. Howell, Jr. 

 

 

Education

Syracuse University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, Government & History, 2009

Activities & Affiliations

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Member
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Syrian Accountability Project, Co-Founder
  • The Federalist Society
  • Business Networking International of Southeastern Virginia

Bar Admissions

• Virginia


 
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Of Counsel for litigation

Jonathan M. Young

Activities & Affiliations

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Member
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association
  • New Covenant Presbyterian Church

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia 

Education

Regent University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2012

Thomas Edison University

Bachelor of Arts, Communication, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Legal Assistant and collectionS paralegal

Kelli N. Kelly

 

Education

Old Dominion University
Bachelor's of Criminal Justice and Human Services (in progress) 2019

Tidewater Community College

Associate's of Applied Science in Administration of Justice (2015)

Activities & Affiliations

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team Frank
  • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Fundraiser

 

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We at the Law Office of Jeff S. Howell know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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