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Attorney T. Shawn Howard

T. Shawn Howard



Shawn is an attorney of Maginnis Howard and works with Britton Law.


After moving around from military base to military base as a child, Shawn Howard went to high school at Douglas Byrd High when his father was stationed at Fort Bragg. He graduated in 2003. He then earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of North Carolina, graduating with honors. He joined the firm's Raleigh office in 2010 and became a partner in 2020, when the firm became Maginnis Howard. He is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations with membership restricted to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts for their clients.

Shawn was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. In 2021, he was named a Super Lawyer. His case results have been featured in North Carolina's Lawyers Weekly many times. His multiple one million dollar plus verdicts/settlements include a wide variety of cases including sexual abuse against a church, a case against a college fraternity, cases against bar/restaurants who have overserved drunk drivers, a case against the school system for negligent bus operation, and a case against a car dealership. A more complete list of his case outcomes can be found on his profile at the Maginnis Howard webpage. Most of Shawn's cases involve serious to catastrophic injury, as well as wrongful death.

He and his wife Samantha have two children, Evan and Quinn.

Shawn is an attorney of Maginnis Howard and works with Britton Law.


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With High Honors

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury 14%
  • Automobile Collisions 14%
  • Wrongful Deaths 14%
  • Tractor-Trailer Collisions 14%
  • Workplace Injuries 14%
  • Animal Attacks/Dog Bites 14%
  • Drunk Driving Collisions 14%

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocated for Justice


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • Author and Presenter “Automobile Liability Coverage: The Insurance Agreement and Common Exclusions,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2016
  • Author and Presenter “Preserving Last Closing Argument,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2018