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Jonathan Howard

77 South Washington Street
Rockville MD 20850
(301) 251-8500

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Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered

Jonathan F. Howard

Jonathan F. Howard is an associate at Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered, and his practice focuses on the defense of those who have been charged with criminal and traffic offenses ranging from reckless driving and driving while intoxicated through serious felonies.

In his former capacity as an Assistant Public Defender covering four counties, Mr. Howard represented thousands of criminal defendants, negotiating favorable pleas for his clients or proceeding to trial. During his tenure with the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland, Mr. Howard tried hundreds of cases, including more than 50 jury trials.

Mr. Howard also has extensive experience as an associate attorney at a large telecommunications company in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities included negotiating and maintaining sales, procurement and meeting space contracts.

Mr. Howard received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and his law degree from the University of San Diego. He is licensed to practice in both Maryland and California.

Please Call: 301 251-8500



  • California State and Federal
  • Maryland State


  • J.D., 2000 University of San Diego
  • B.A., 1994 University of Arizona

Please Call: 301 251-8500

About FFS

Futrovsky, Forster and Scherr, Chartered is a medium-sized, full-service law practice that strives for excellence through personalized, high quality, client-oriented legal service.

Our attorneys are trained to evaluate client problems, isolate relevant legal issues and resolve matters in an efficient manner. In addition to the practice of law, the firm's attorneys teach, speak and write about relevant issues as well as participate in many civic, cultural, charitable and professional organizations.

Futrovsky, Forster and Scherr, Chartered provides a spectrum of services in five major areas: Business and Civil Litigation, Serious Injury and Death cases, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, and Criminal Defense. Constant interaction of different disciplines brings an all-encompassing perspective to each issue.

Criminal Defense


Futrovsky, Forster, & Scherr's criminal practice and its affiliated attorneys handle nearly every type of representation required by our clients, ranging from the felony jury trial to the District Court misdemeanor. We understand that sometimes circumstances arise where you, a family member or friend become involved with the criminal justice system. We can provide you with the highest quality representation in a discreet fashion, utilizing the skill and extensive experience of our attorneys. FFS will provide aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced representation to defend our clients who have been charged with violating the law.

We know that dealing with the criminal justice system can be intimidating. These matters affect you and your family in the short term and long term. If you are charged with a crime, you need lawyers who can help you understand the procedures, navigate the system and protect your rights both now and in the future.

Civil Litigation


To fully serve its commercial and institutional clients, FFS's sophisticated litigation and trial practice is extensive and growing. The firm recognizes that in today's judicial system the need for aggressive, effective, practical and cost-conscious litigation is paramount. Our attorneys are committed to fulfilling the litigation needs of the firm's clients in that vein. On a daily basis, the firm's litigation partners practice before the State and Federal Courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The firm's litigation practice covers a wide spectrum. FFS represents individuals and businesses in litigation matters involving insurance coverage issues, business disputes, real estate, collection matters, labor disputes and civil rights claims.

Corporate Law


Futrovsky, Forster, and Scherr, Chartered provides a wide range of general corporate and commercial services. In this area, its clients are assisted in the negotiation, structuring and implementation of business acquisitions, mergers, dispositions and financing.

The firm handles a broad spectrum of corporate matters ranging from day-to-day business activities, such as initial incorporations and the monitoring of corporate minute books, to assisting with major issues such as company mergers and acquisitions.

In the commercial field, the firm regularly handles the drafting and negotiation of contracts along with the preparation of venture documentation, the formation of general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies, and licensing and employments agreements.

Estate Planning & Probate


Our Estate Planning and Probate practice is uniquely structured to provide a broad range of sophisticated legal services designed to meet the needs of our clients. We focus our practice in the areas of organization and development of an estate plan, assistance in the administration of trusts and preparation of wills. In addition, FFS works with our clients step by step through the often difficult probate process.

Our attorneys handle the details of the probate process to allow our clients to focus on other matters during such a difficult time. Our attorneys work as a team combining their unique experience and knowledge of federal and state business, trust and estate laws with practical considerations derived from that experience. This dynamic organizational structure enables us to provide our clients with an innovative approach to their estate planning, administration and probate needs.

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