Howard F. Dworman, Esq.

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Howard F. Dworman, Esq.



(602) 698-5520

Awards & Memberships - Criminal Defense

Attorney Howard Dworman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. In 2006, he earned his BA in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University.  Howard enjoyed his years in college and was active in intramural ice hockey, roller hockey, and soccer.  During his studies, he was an active member of the Criminal Justice Student Association and a Teaching Assistant for a variety of criminal justice and sociology courses.  Howard proudly received a certificate of appreciation from the College of Arts and Sciences for his work as a teaching assistant.

Following graduation, Howard put forward his responsibilities as a parole and probation officer at the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2007.  After two years Howard was promoted to Court Liaison where he represented his colleagues in court, conducted pre-sentence investigations, and drafted pre-sentence reports for high profile cases. His analytical thinking complimented his job as a Court Liaison Officer.  In 2011, Howard relocated to Arizona.  He continued his profession as a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department and was immediately placed with an Intensive Probation Supervision team.  While supervising probationers, Howard was an active member of the GIITEM task force (Arizona gang specialty team), and an adjunct defensive driving and defensive tactics instructor.

In 2013, Howard retired from community corrections to attend law school. After completing his first year he earned a merit-based scholarship for academic success and performance. During his studies, he was the president and founder of the Criminal Law Society and participated as a student defender for the Honor Court. He was elected by his peers as a delegate to the Student Bar Association, as well as advancing his integrity with the Phi Alpha Delta national law fraternity as chapter Marshal. In 2015 Howard was awarded the prestigious Danny A. Foundation Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Law. Howard graduated in 2015 earning his Juris Doctorate. He graduated near the top of his class and received several Dean’s List awards.

Howard began his career as an associate attorney with a local law firm and expanded his experience working for the Arizona Attorney General’s office and the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office before joining Goldman Law.



Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Howard Dworman has experience in both misdemeanor and felony criminal law matters including; Criminal Defense, Civil Rights Restoration Cases, Reckless Driving, Driving on Suspended License, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Assault, Probation Violations, Domestic Violence, Violation of Order of Protection, Disorderly Conduct, Gun Crimes, Computer Crimes, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Fraud, Theft of Property, Theft of Identity, Burglary, Robbery, Homicides, Kidnapping, Theft of Means of Transportation, and Injunction Against Harassment.

Additionally, Howard has drafted appellate briefs for state and federal courts, including special actions to the Arizona Supreme Court and briefs to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Howard has conducted trials, evidentiary hearings, probable cause hearings, and Initial Appearance hearings for clients in-custody.


  • State of Arizona: June 2016
  • United States Federal District Court, District of Arizona: October 2016
  • The United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: February 2017


  • J.D., Law (December, 2015)
  • B.A., Criminal Justice (April, 2006) – Western Michigan University


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL): 2018 – Present
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD): 2019 – Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA): 2020 – Present


Howard’s passion for Hockey and Soccer began when he was very young. He continues to play both Hockey and Soccer on a regular basis today. Howard fondly remembers going to World Cup matches and watching his Detroit Red Wings win multiple Stanley Cups. In addition, Howard is an avid traveler and looks forward to traveling to Europe in the future.

Howard regularly volunteers at Feed My Starving Children.

This firm is fantastic, especially Howard. Always kept me up to date, made sure all my questions were answered, covered all of my options, made sure the process was as painless as possible, and most importantly gave me the desired outcome in my case. Pricing was fair and the money spent was well worth it. I can’t recommend Howard enough, and in the event I ever need legal representation again, I’ll be contacting them!
– Cooper M.

I am using this medium to express my gratitude for the unflinching effort, and impeccable services provided by Howard. No words can quantify how relieved, and satisfied I feel with the final outcome of my case. Howard was with me all through the way. I highly recommend Howard to anyone who might need legal services for criminal or traffic/DUI legal situations. ” Akin A.

I must thank Howard Dworman. At a time when almost everything was lost, Howard and team worked hard to protect my freedom. For that I will always be grateful and would highly recommend this firm. 5 plus stars ⭐️⭐️🌟 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
– Melissa L.