Legal News

Lawyer Running Law Office from His Barber Shop
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Lawyers must be innovative, and must increase access of the law to the people. And here’s a story featured in Seattle Pi today, of a lawyer running his law office, at flat rates, from the backend of his barber shop.

Though Donald E. Howard II passed the bar exam easily, he is yet to get his barber’s license. He did not devote enough time to that business to be proficient enough to go for the license. But he says he wants to retire as a barber.


His barber shop in New Britain is named Legal Cuts and his law office, the Howard Law Firm . Howard states he drew his inspiration from the Legal Grind, a coffee shop in Santa Monica, California, that offers legal advice over lattes.

Rather than having an imposing law office, he thought of a place where people could feel relaxed, and up came his barber shop – Legal Cuts.

Howard says the barber shop is a place where people talk freely of their woes and a place where you can learn a lot about the community. It’s one of the best places to mentor kids or people or anyone who requires help.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

In his work as a public defender for the Superior Courts and as a clerk in Rockville Superior Court, he says, he found people were most concerned about having to miss work to file papers at the court.

So, he has all common legal forms at the back of his barber shop, and he helps people fill them out for free, but charges $75 to go to court and file them.

The Howard Law Firm at the back of his barber shop has a whiteboard listing flat fees like $4 a page for notarizing documents, $75 for filing court documents, $150 for a will and $795 for a first DUI offense.





Search Now

Senior Antitrust Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of our client seeks Senior Antitrust Associate Attorney with 7 years of experience....

Apply Now

Senior Antitrust Attorney


Seattle office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks Senior Antitrust Attorney with 9 y...

Apply Now

Patent Attorney


Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks Patent Attorney with 1 ye...

Apply Now


Family Law Attorney

USA-CO-Fort Collins

Divorce Matters, is a rapidly growing Law Firm with multiple offices throughout Colorado. Our Firm i...

Apply now

Commercial Transactions Attorney


Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC is looking for a Commercial Transactions Attorney licensed to practice ...

Apply now

Immigration Bond Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Do you want to help vulnerable immigrants in detention find a way out to fight their cases while rem...

Apply now

Associate Attorney (5+ years)

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Overview:  Tyson Mendes is seeking an experienced litigation associate to join our team of a...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top