An accomplished senior trial attorney, Howard has over 35 years of first chair trial experience, from intake to jury verdict. He is well versed in a variety of practice areas, including medical/dental malpractice defense and healthcare law, general casualty litigation defense, and motor vehicle accident cases.

Howard is a decorated trial lawyer handling a wide variety of cases with success. He has tried 17 complex cases to verdict on behalf of defendants in medical malpractice and complex civil litigation. His trial record includes an impressive string of 15 defense verdicts. The cases tried typically involved complex medical and other technical factual and legal issues. Over several decades, Howard has also handled countless cases that resolved by bench trial, summary judgment, arbitration, mediation, settlement or dismissal short of trial.

Howard graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In 2010, he attended the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School for Mediation Training.



  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1979)
  • University of California Los Angeles (B.A., 1976)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California

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