Howard has been representing clients throughout Southern California since 1982. he has recovered over $200 million for his celients in over 50 cases in his career.
Howard assisted in drafting Civil Code § 6000, the Calderon Act, and has been an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California's legislative council.
Howard represented the homeowners assoication in the seminal case of Ranchwood Communities v. Jim Beat Construction, which established the law regarding unlicensed contractors and their ability to seek contribution and indemnity claims.
Howard has been a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the California Association of Community Managers, (CACM), and was the 2011-2012 editor of the Law Journal. Howard is currently an active member of CACM and the Community Associations Institute (CAI).
He has taught many courses on condominium ownership, construction deficiency, and employment law for CACM, CAI, the University of California San Diego extension, Consumer Attorneys of California, and various bar associations.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Top Attorney||San Diego Daily Transcript||N/A|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||N/A|
|Top Construction Defect Attorney||San Diego Magazine||N/A|
|Vision Award||California Association of Community Managers||N/A|
|Presidential Award of Merit||Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A|
|Presidential Award of Merit||California Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Silldorf & Levine, LLP||1981 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Community Associations Institute||N/A||N/A|
|California Association of Community Managers||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|California Civil Code||Calderon Act||N/A|
|California Western School of Law||Juris Doctor||1980|
|San Diego State University||Masters||1977|
|University of California - San Diego||N/A||N/A|
|Ranchwood Communities v. Jim Beat Construction|
|Jones Intercable v. City of Chula Vista|
|Alcala v. Uptown District Homeowners Association|