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Attorney Marla L. Howell
Marla L. Howell

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Marla Howell has been with the Firm since moving to Washington, D.C., in 1994. She engages in a diversified practice which includes representing debtors in federal bankruptcy proceedings, representing taxpayers in tax court and before the IRS, representing individuals and medium to large size family owned businesses in real estate transactions, financing transactions, and contract negotiations, as well as creating custom estate plans and asset protection plans for individuals and family owned businesses, including off-shore jurisdictions.


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1992
    • Honors: Dean's Honor List, Spring 1990
    • Honors: International Law Society
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • Bachelor of Arts - 05/1989
    • Major: International Relations

Bar Admission

  • Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Law Office of Thomas F. DeCaro, Jr., P.C., Law Clerk and Associate, 1994 to 1999
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Leslie Byrne, Congressional Intern, 1993 to 1994
  • Weil, Gotshall & Manges, Temporary Legal Assistant, 1993 to 1993
  • Singer & Crawford, Law Clerk, 1993 to 1993
  • Bornhoft & Berkenstadt, Legal Intern, 1992 to 1992
  • Office of the United States Attorney, Civil Division, Law Clerk, 1991 to 1991


  • French
  • Italian

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Gamma

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar, Young Lawyers Section, Member
  • The Alexandria Singers
  • The Alumni Admissions Network for the College of William & Mary

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Tax Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection