Howard D. Popper

Is a 1984 graduate of Temple Law School.  Upon graduation he joined the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

A highly regarded trial lawyer, Howard’s many jury trials have included organized crime cases in U.S. District Court, police and prison misconduct cases, homicides and numerous other criminal cases in both federal and state court.  Howard was selected as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer in 2006, 2007 and 2008.  

Howard has had phenomenal success as a trial lawyer. His take no prisoners cross-examination skills and his ability to connect with juries in both civil and criminal cases have been the keys to Howard’s achievements.

Martindale-Hubbell again for 2020 honored Howard D. Popper with the highest possible level of professional excellence – AV Preeminent. This peer review rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a 5/5 Legal Ability rating.

Howard retired from the practice of law at the end of 2020.

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Sweet deal for lying police officer


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