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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Mediation: 10%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Gregory Scott Porter

    I endorse this lawyer. I used to work with Scott. He is an excellent lawyer and a good person.


    Gregory Porter Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Derek R Van Gilder

    I have known Scott since we were law students together 30+ years ago, and we have kept in touch over the length of our respective careers. More recently, we have worked together on several cases. It is his knowlege and expertise of the law in personal injury that allows me to fully endorse Scott as a personal injury lawyer. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury which puts him in the elite of lawyers practicing personal injury law. His relationship and dealing with clients is exemplary. He has the demeanor to handle the most difficult client, and the expertise to handle the most difficlut personal injury case. A personal injury client will be well served with Scott as his/her counsel.


    Derek Van Gilder Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office Of Derek R. Van Gilder

916 Main St.
Bastrop, TX, 78602

Law Office of J. Scott Howard

906 Main St. #110
Bastrop, TX, 78602



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198209/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Cerified, Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Independent Hearings ExamingerTexas Education Agency2009 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Texas at Tyler2007 - 2007
AttorneyFlowers Davis, PLLC2005 - 2007
Of CounselBrown McCarroll2003 - 2005
AttorneyFlowers Davis, PLLC2002 - 2003
ShareholderBuchanan Kent/ Cowles & Thompson1988 - 2002
AssociateBaker & Botts1984 - 1988
AssociateGrambling, Mounce, Sims, Galatzan & Harris1982 - 1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bastrop County Bar AssociationSecretary2015 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1981
Duke UniversityPublic Policy StudiesBA1977