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Mike Howard is a Principal with Winston & Cashatt. Mike is a resident of Coeur d' Alene, where he manages the Winston & Cashatt office located at 250 Northwest Blvd., Suite 206.

Mike represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex general litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, construction defects, and insurance coverage disputes.

Mike is licensed in Washington and Idaho and practices in both state and federal courts. Having conducted numerous trials, with five jury trials in 2012 alone, Mike has significant trial and litigation experience.

Mike also focuses on insurance-related issues, frequently representing clients who have been denied coverage by their insurance companies and defending insurance agents and brokers on errors and omissions claims.

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Idaho in 1992, and his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1999. Mike served as a judicial law clerk for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Cathy Silak in 1999-2000 and has been in private practice since.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    16 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    16 years
  3. Insurance: 20%
    16 years
  4. Defective Products: 10%
    16 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter Charles Erbland

    Mike is an excellent trial lawyer and a worthy adversary with strong ethics. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him. Pete Erbland


    Peter Erbland Litigation Attorney
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  • Terrance R Harris

    Mike is a dedicated professional and effective advocate for his clients.


    Terrance Harris Business Attorney
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Contact info

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation

250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 206
Coeur d Alene, ID, 83814

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation

601 W. Riverside, Ave., Suite 1900
Spokane, WA, 99201



IDAuthorized to practice law200008/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWinston & Cashatt2000 - Present
Law ClerkIdaho Supreme Court1999 - 2000
Legal InternHoward & Owens1998 - 1999
Legal InternMorrow & Otorowski1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Idaho State BarCommissioner2016 - Present
Kootenai County Civil Trial Attorney CommissionMember2014 - Present
John P. Gray American Inn of CourtBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Idaho First Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1999 - Present
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - 2009
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hayes v. City of Plummer, 159 Idaho 168, 357 P.3d 1276 (2015)Non-Prevailing Party
Golub v. Kirk-Hughes Development, LLC, 158 Idaho 73, 343 P.3d 1080 (2015)Prevailing party
Golub v. Kirk-Scott, Ltd., 157 Idaho 966 342 P.3d 893 (2015)Prevailing party
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of IdahoZoologyBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kootenai County Bar Association LuncheonCivil Practice: A Bi-State Comparison Washington / Idaho2011
Insurance Agent and Broker LiabilityAgent and Broker Liability2007