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Julie McGhee Howard, Esq.

Julie McGhee Howard, is the co-founder and managing partner of NowackHoward, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.  Howard serves as general counsel to condominium and homeowner associations across Georgia.  Howard is a former shareholder of Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., also in Atlanta, where she managed the firm's community association practice group.  After working together for 20 years, Howard and her partner George Nowack moved the WNCW community association practice to NowackHoward on October 1, 2016.

An active member of CAI since 1997, Howard has served CAI at every level.  Howard is a past president, treasurer and secretary of the Georgia Chapter of CAI and served on the Chapter's Board of Directors for six years from 2002-2007.  Howard continues to serve the Georgia Chapter through multiple committees and special projects and has been a featured speaker many times for CAI-Georgia homeowner programs.

A passionate advocate for community associations, Howard is a long-time lobbyist for associations' legislative interests. Howard has been an active member of CAI-Georgia's Legislative Action Committee since 2007 and served as LAC Chair from 2011-2013.  Since 1998, Howard has also been a licensed instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Commission, teaching the Community Association Managers' Pre-License Course and continuing education courses for Georgia's community association managers.  

Following her many years of Georgia Chapter leadership positions, Howard was elected to CAI's National Board of Trustees in 2009 and served as a National Trustee through 2015. Howard was honored to serve as CAI National President in 2014. As CAI President, Howard initiated a year-long national project to explore the future of community associations—Community Next: 2020 and Beyond, bringing together over 50 members and external stakeholders on four distinguished panels, culminating in a CAI special report on what's to come for community associations. In May 2016, Howard received CAI National's Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her many years of contributions to CAI and for her work on Community Next.

In 2008, Howard was elected to membership in CCAL and has served on both the College's Membership Committee and Law Seminar Planning Committee, which she has co-chaired since 2015.  In the fall of 2015, Howard was elected to the CCAL Board of Governors with a two-year term beginning January 1, 2016.


  • Furman University, BA, 1990
  • University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 1993

Bar Admission

  • Georgia


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