He quietly put together a long and distinguished career as one of the best prosecutors and trial lawyers at the Dade State Attorneys Office handling the most serious murder and death penalty cases. He was fair and hard working concerned about both victims and defendants. Defense attorneys frequently learned too late that his disarming southern drawl was something jurors loved.
Today Bill Howell retires and Miami loses yet another experienced prosecutor who served this community for decades and made a difference.
There is a goodbye party this afternoon at American Social on Brickell. Readers should come by and wish Bill well. He was one of the really good guys and he will be missed.
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