Joseph Howington was born in 1951 in the state of Texas. He was educated in Southern California, graduating in 1973 from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in History and in 1974 with a Secondary Teaching Credential. He was an educator at both the elementary and secondary levels as well as a high school athletic coach prior to entering the practice of law.
Mr. Howington received his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in 1978 and was admitted to the California Bar in 1979. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist with a private practice in Ontario and the owner of the firm Howington and Associates.
Mr. Howington is a member of The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists for California, The East West Family Law Council (President from 2008-2009), The Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, The San Bernardino County Bar Association and The State Bar of California. He is admitted to practice in The State of California, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, The California Supreme Court, The United States Bankruptcy Court Central District and The United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Howington is a frequent lecturer as well as author of articles on family law topics. He also regularly serves as Judge Pro Tem for Los Angeles and San Bernardino County courts.
Mr. Howington and his wife Bobbie (a Registered Nurse) have been married for 33 years are parents of a 24 year old daughter, Ashleigh, a student in the Master's Program of Speech Pathology at Cal State University Fullerton.
Howington & Associates is a family law firm dedicated to providing legal service to the Inland Empire and adjacent communities.
We specialize in managing divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, paternity actions and high asset cases.
Howington & Associates maintains a reputation of passionate and thoughtful representation, all the while providing our clients with aggressive representation leading to meaningful settlements.
Trust is an important component of all attorney/client relationships and is our utmost commitment to you, our client. With over 33 years of experience, you can rely on our firm to represent your best interests.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Attorney||Inland Empire Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney||Inland Empire Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Top Attorney||Inland Empire Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney||Inland Empire Magazine||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Attorney Owner||Howington & Associates||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Abernathy & Howington||2010 - 2011|
|Partner||Pittullo Howington Barker & Abernathy||2008 - 2010|
|Owner||Law Offices of Joseph Howington||2007 - 2008|
|Attorney||Minyard Morris, LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Partner||Tuckerman Thompson & Howington||1997 - 2006|
|Owner||Joseph Howington, APLC||1989 - 1996|
|Partner||Mallery Stern & Howington||1986 - 1989|
|Attorney||Wilson Wilson & Perrizo||1982 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists for California||N/A||N/A|
|The East West Family Law Council||(President from 2008-2009)||N/A|
|The Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)||Strategic and Practical Applications of Evidence Code Section 733 in Child Custody Evaluations||2007|
|State Bar of California||Family Law||Certified Family Law Specialist||2006|
|Western State University, San Diego||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Chapman University||Education||Elementary Teaching Credential||1975|
|California State University, Fullerton||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|California State University, Fullerton||History||Secondary Teaching Credential||1974|
|Private Seminar||Competent and Admissible Evidence in a Domestic Violence Trial||2012|
|Bar Meeting||Use of Expert under Evidence Code Section 733||2009|
|Bar Meeting||Child Custody and Support||2009|