Howard is a trial attorney with Gibson & Hughes. He primarily focuses on representing Californian’s who have been personally or catastrophically injured because of the negligence of others. He’s been a plaintiff personal injury attorney and advocate since 2004.
In his practice, Howard focuses on zealous and compassionate representation of his clients. He also actively participates in local, state, and national trial lawyer associations that are dedicated to protecting consumer rights and their access to justice.
Before becoming an attorney, Howard served as a police officer for the United States Army (1988-1992). In addition to serving honorably during America’s first major engagement with Iraq - Operation Desert Storm - Howard won numerous awards, including Marksmanship, Good Conduct, and Overseas Medals as well as a National Defense Ribbon.
Howard attended the University of Nevada at Reno, where he received a B.A. in Sociology and earned distinction as a scholar. He later attended Western State College of Law and earned the honor of being named a Dean Scholar.
Howard is a client-focused, sympathetic, and easy to work with lawyer who values communication - at the same time, he is a savvy litigator with a deep interest in both the philosophy and mechanics of the law.
Howard has many accreditations and certifications. Howard was the 2016 president for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA). He served on the board of governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ), where he served as Co-Vice Chair for the Membership Committee (2018-2019), and he currently serves on the board of governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He is a current member of both organizations. He is also a board member of Orange County Trial Lawyers Care (OCTLC) a charitable organization that supports local Orange Conty Charities. He is a Southern California Super Lawyer (2013-2021) and in 2016, he was inducted into Western State College of Law’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Howard often speaks at colleges and law schools about diverse legal topics.
University of Nevada-Reno; Bachelor of Arts-Sociology; 1996-1999
University of Nevada-Reno; PhD Candidate (18 units completed); Social Psychology; 1999-2000
Western State College of Law; Juris Doctor; 2000-2003
General Law Firm Information
Major Practice Areas:
Personal & Catastrophic Injury
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Presidential Award of Merit||CAOC||2013|
|Presidential Award of Merit||CAOC||2012|
|Marjorie Day Award||Banyard Inn of Court||2006|
|Southern California Rising Star||Super Lawyer Magazine||2003|
|Managing Shareholder||Howard Law, PC||2011 - Present|
|Shareholder||Howard | Nassiri PC||2007 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Western State College of Law Dean's Board of Counselors||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Organization for Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Howard Law, PC||California Bankruptcy Attorney Blog||N/A|
|Howard Law, PC||California Injury Lawyers Blog||N/A|
|Howard Law, PC||California Employment Lawyers Blog||N/A|
|Howard Law, PC||California Social Security Disability Attorney Blog||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Nevada-Reno||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|CA State Senate Committee on Banking and Financial institutions : The HBOR; An Implementation Update||How are Borrowers Fairing: Consumer Perspectives||2013|
|WSU Incoming First Year Law Students||Welcome to First Year Law Students||2011|
|In re L.B.||We are happy to report that our office successfully settled the case for the maximum amount of the defendant's insurance policy.|