New Orleans : 504 581-3610
Covington : 985 893-3607

D. Douglas “Mad Dog” Howard, Jr.

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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.

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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.
  • Bar Admissions

  • 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
  • Associations

  • 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
  • Seminars Presented

  • 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