Howard Brightman is a lawyer working in Chicago.
When Alicia had been denied a plea bargain for Terence Ramsey and he was given nine months detention, she talked to the opposition who led her to Howard. Alicia talked to Howard, he seemed interested in the buffet and how they put food out there everyday. When Alicia offered him something from the buffet, he said no but still seemed interested. He told Alicia to call him Howie. He told her that he had had a client that Judge Baxter had acted similar with, he gave her a small sample of some of the clients of Judge Baxter showing that more African-American's had been given jail and detention time than Caucasians.
Brightman was played by actor Christopher McCann.