TERRYANN HOWELL, ESQ.
TerryAnn Howell, Esq.
Board of Directors
TerryAnn S. Howell, Esq. is a native of the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is a licensed attorney in Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania. TerryAnn is a former Associate General Counsel at Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company and before that, a litigation associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough where her primary practice area of practice was complex commercial litigation. TerryAnn recently embarked on her solo career with the launch of her own firm, The Law Office of TerryAnn S. Howell, P.A. where her primary areas of practice are Employment Discrimination and Retaliation, Criminal Defense, Homeowners Insurance and Civil Litigation.
As someone who’s seen her own personal struggles, TerryAnn’s goal is to leave a legacy of giving back to those in need. She has done this through her former role as a Miami-Dade Assistant Public Defender and a Staff Attorney with Legal Services of Greater Miami where she represented indigent individuals in criminal and civil arenas.
TerryAnn is committed to using her career as an attorney as a vehicle to serve the community and is actively involved in and on the boards of several bar associations and community organizations such as the Riverside House Young Professionals Board, the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association where she is the Chair of its Pro Bono Committee, and the National Black Lawyers where she is on its Top 40 Under 40 Executive Committee. She also created the first Young Professional’s Board for the Circle of Brotherhood.
TerryAnn’s personal and professional experiences are the driving force behind her willingness to serve as a board member for Florida Justice Center (FLJC). She believes the FLJC embodies where she has come from, who she is today, what she has done and continues to do. Those experiences have afforded her the opportunity to see firsthand the long-lasting effect of the holistic approach taken by the FLJC and is excited to be a part of its mission.
TerryAnn also has been on a mission of her own. She runs her own non-profit, Grow, Glow, Giveback Corporation to assist low-income individuals overcome all barriers to an education. In furtherance of this cause, TerryAnn also established the TerryAnn Howell Book Award in 2018 – a highly selective award given to academically qualified students in need. Recipients must also demonstrate their commitment to service-related acts of service.
TerryAnn has received several awards and recognition, including being named National Black Lawyer’s Association’s Top 40 Under 40 Attorney in Florida and the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, just to name a few. Most notably in 2021, TerryAnn received the National Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for her service to the community. She was one of four recipients nationwide to receive this award.
When she is not working and giving back to the community, she enjoys CrossFit and high intensity training as well as going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family.
Florida International University