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Thomas H. Howlett

Thomas Howlett

The Googasian Firm, PC
6895 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
The Googasian Firm, PC
Phone 248-502-0862
Fax 248-540-7213


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015

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Practice Areas

Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts

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Attorney Thomas H. Howlett vigorously pursues cases for individuals and families who have suffered harm due to others' misconduct, undertaking both individual lawsuits and class actions.  His primary areas of focus include professional negligence (medical malpractice and legal malpractice), catastrophic injuries, civil rights (wrongful convictions), and consumer class actions.

Mr. Howlett has practiced law in Washington, D.C., Michigan, and in dozens of state and federal courts across the country since 1990.  In 1998, Mr. Howlett joined The Googasian Firm, P.C., where he pursues class actions on behalf of consumers, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases on behalf of individuals and families, and civil rights cases for people wrongly accused. Mr. Howlett has more than 23 years of legal experience, and he utilizes his prior career experience as an investigative reporter on behalf of the people he now represents.  

Mr. Howlett also serves the legal community.  He currently serves as president of the Oakland County Bar Association, the State of Michigan's largest voluntary bar association.  He also served for many years as chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Law and the Media Committee.  He also serves on a committee of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division.

Mr. Howlett received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he was managing editor of The Harvard Crimson, a daily newspaper.  After graduation, he worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News.  In 1990, he received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. His legal work experience also includes working as a judicial law clerk for a federal district judge and serving for two years as assistant attorney general and counsel in the Republic of Palau, a small Pacific island.

Mr. Howlett's membership has included the State Bar of Michigan, the District of Columbia Bar (inactive), the State Bar of Texas (inactive), the American Bar Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Michigan Association of Justice.

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About Thomas Howlett

Law School: The University of Michigan Law School

Admitted: 1997, Michigan

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Honors and Awards:

  • OCBA's Distinguished Service Award, 2013
  • OCBA's Distinguished Service Award, 2007
  • Highest, AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State and Local Bar Outreach Committee, Law Practice Division,  American Bar Association, 2014
  • President - Oakland County Bar Association, 2014
  • President-Elect - Oakland County Bar Association, 2013
  • Vice President, Oakland County Bar Association, 2012
  • Treasurer, Oakland County Bar Association, 2011
  • Chair, State Bar of Michigan's Law and the Media Committee, 2011 - 2014
  • Board Member, Oakland County Bar Association, 2005 - present
  • Chair, Oakland County Bar Association, Membership Committee, 2005
  • Member, Michigan Association of Justice
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan

Educational Background:

  • Harvard College, A.B. Cum Laude, 1984
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