A seemingly “normal” trip to the grocery store with his Grandmother turned into something much more for Adam Howell – his first experience with the law. When Medicare required Adam's Grandma to sue to recover the medical bills resulting from her slipping and falling on cooking oil left on a grocery store floor, a lawyer named Lindsey Graham came to her aid. Heeding his Grandma’s wishes, Mr. Graham asked the grocery store to pay the medical bills needed to mend her broken ankle – and nothing more. That experience shaped the idea of what a lawyer “should be” in Adam’s mind – fair, thoughtful and quick to solve problems
As a teen, Adam learned the value of a dollar through experiences working in the landscaping and construction industry in South Carolina's rapidly expanding Upstate. However, his work schedule never kept him from playing basketball – and he earned a scholarship to play for Newberry College as a result. While there, he contributed to the school's first winning season in 22 years. Mr. Howell even managed to work throughout his college career – from gigs in food and beverage to an internship with Pope & Hudgens, PA, where he began his legal career.
After graduating from Newberry College, Adam accepted a position at Carolina First as a teller, gaining valuable experience which enabled him to secure a loan originator position at American General Finance. While writing loans, Adam obtained a South Carolina Life, Accident and Health insurance license, allowing him to write insurance for the loans he secured. However, the law still beckoned, and Adam left his career to pursue the legal profession.
While attending law school, Mr. Howell clerked for Asbill & Beck, a plaintiff’s firm specializing in worker's rights issues, personal injury, wrongful death and worker’s compensation. Adam also clerked for Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, PA in Columbia, where he worked on trucking litigation, medical malpractice, construction defects, automobile accident and premises liability issues. Adam has even found time to serve as a Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem since 2008, where he continues to serve today, making a difference in the lives of local youth.
Mr. Howell earned his J.D. in May, 2010, Cum Laude and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar that November. In December, 2010, he joined forces with fellow law school alum/soccer fanatic/friend, Rebecca Epstein to form Epstein & Howell. When he’s not practicing law or volunteering, Adam’s most likely playing a sport of some sort, whether on the basketball court, beach or some other surface, spending time with his friends and family.
Mr. Howell focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation including personal injury, business and domestic litigation. Adam also represents individuals in criminal defense matters. With a keen ability to find common ground between parties through an objective approach to each issue, Adam seeks efficient and cost-effective resolutions for his clients when possible. However, when it comes time to pursue litigation, Adam is the type of hard-working, no-nonsense litigator that you want on your side.
Admitted to Practice
South Carolina Supreme Court, 2010
- Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC, J.D., 2010, Cum Laude
- Political Science, Newberry College, Newberry, SC, B.A., 2005
- CALI Award, Constitutional Law, 2008
- Honor Council
- Charleston County Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar
- American Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer's Division
- Pro Bono Legal Services Volunteer Attorney
- Charleston County Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
- Board of Directors, Greg Mathis Charter High School