Howard W. Long, II

Howard W. Long, II

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  • Browning & Long PLLC
  • 725 E. Trade Street, Suite 120 Charlotte, NC 28202
  • (980) 207-4427

Howard Long is a partner and founding member of Browning & Long, PLLC. Howard focuses his practice on both misdemeanor and felony criminal defense, DWI defense, and traffic violations.

Howard fully understands the stress and intimidation one faces when charged with a crime. Howard realizes that in these trying situations one needs, more than anything, someone in their corner to answer questions, provide options and zealously fight for them.   

Howard is a trial lawyer with unique experience that is not afraid to stand up for your rights in court. Prior to founding Browning & Long, PLLC, Howard was an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, NC) prosecuting thousands of misdemeanors and hundreds of felonies on the Misdemeanor Prosecution Team and the Drug Prosecution Team. As an Assistant District Attorney, He conducted bench trials and jury trials in both District and Superior Court. This unique experience and perspective means that Howard can help you navigate the ins-and-outs of whatever issues you may face. Simply put, He knows the people, the places, and the processes, and can provide you with the best advice, guidance, and counsel every step of the way.  

In addition to being an Assistant District Attorney, Howard was an associate at a prominent Charlotte law firm where he advised clients on entity formation, management and structure and the acquisition, sale, development, leasing and financing of real estate.

Howard received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He was born and raised in Wheeling, WV and moved to Charlotte upon his graduation from Law School where he currently resides with his wife, two daughters and their Goldendoodle Paisley.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate, cum laude
  • The Ohio State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Finance, magna cum laude


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division