Howson Law Office
Roy Howson - Attorney

Roy Howson

Roy has practiced criminal law exclusively for forty years. He began his career with 10 years service as a deputy prosecutor in King County where he tried many "high profile" cases. He left that office in 1979 to become a defense attorney and again was often involved in notorious cases, including one matter which resulted in the temporary abolishment of the death penalty in Washington State.

Roy is a member of NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) and a patron member of WACDL (Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers). As such, Roy is consistently sought out by other lawyers for his expertise on search and seizure issues. He is considered by his peers to be one of the best trial attorneys in the Northwest.

Roy is an avid fly fisherman as well as a devoted Mariner and AquaSox fan. When not following those interests he will most often be found hilking in the forest with his dog.


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Tina Clark, Legal Assistant, Client Accounts /Office Manager   

Howson Law Office's Tina Clark

Tina Clark

Tina is a graduate of Concrete High School and earned her paralegal diploma in 1995. Prior to finding her ‘niche’ in the legal field, Tina worked at North Cascades National Park as an Administrative Clerk for five years. She was also the Secretary for Skagit County Fire District 19 for nine years.

After leaving the Park Service, Tina worked at Skagit County Superior Court Clerk’s Office for 10 ½ years. During this time, she dealt with all case types and alternated her time between the courtroom and the Court Clerk's Office. She clerked for many trials including some high profile matters categorizing and keeping track of massive items of evidence. Tina was also the Lead Criminal Clerk and enjoyed a well deserved reputation as "one of the best" throughout the courthouse.

Tina joined Howson Law in December 2005 as a Paralegal Assistant. Three months later she also became the Office Manager. Tina handles the billable and receivable accounts and assists the attorneys in Superior Court cases.

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