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Howard Lawrence Hibbard

Real estate Attorney at Burlingame, CA

5.0   2 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Our office is experienced in dealing with a wide variety of legal issues related to real estate law, including: short sale and foreclosure consulting; construction law; landlord/tenant law; leases and sale agreements; cohabitation agreements (co-tenancy); boundary disputes, encroachments and and easements; complex real estate transactions; mortgage and deed of trust litigation; agents and brokers commission disputes; and real estate fraud.

    46 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Our attorneys do not file bankruptcies but instead specialize in resolving the disputes that arise in bankruptcy filings from adversary actions to creditor’s and trustee’s claims to lien strip motions and dischargeability issues. Our office is regularly retained by bankruptcy attorneys to assist their clients in resolving these types of issues, including: adversary proceedings, Chapter 13 mortgage debt relief, defending trustee litigation, creditors' claims and bankruptcy discharge litigatio

    46 years

  3. Business
    Our attorneys provide in depth analysis of our clients’ business concerns and needs to provide comprehensive business solutions. We've been assisting businesspeople in business formation, partnership agreements, and incorporation for over 30 years. In addition, our attorneys draft contact provisions specific to our clients needs, as well as pursue mechanic’s liens and debt collection actions for our clients.

    46 years

  4. Construction and development
    Our attorneys at the Law Office of Howard L. Hibbard are well versed in the resolution of a wide variety of construction related matters including construction defect, and assisting owners, contractors, architects and engineers to resolve construction dispute. We also assist in the preparation of construction contracts, mechanic’s liens, sub-contact agreements and dispute resolution for existing claims.

    46 years

  5. Elder law
    Our attorneys provide thoughtful analysis and resolution of a sensitive elder law issues, including abuse allegations with compassion and integrity. Our attorneys work to resolve concerns without costly litigation, however, when necessary, our attorneys have a strong track record of successful legal actions. We work with elders and their spouses, children and grandchildren, beneficiaries of wills and trusts, and healthcare providers to provide comprehensive solutions to delicate elder matters.

    46 years

  6. Employment and labor

  7. Estate planning
    Our office provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients with estates of $5 million or less. Our attorneys perform an in depth assessment of each client’s individual circumstances, needs, and testamentary wishes to establish a customized estate plan. Our estate planning services include wills, trusts, power of attorney and advanced healthcare directive.

    46 years


Howard Lawrence Hibbard
251 Park Rd Ste 800
Burlingame, CA, 94010


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Posted by Jasmine | April 16, 2013
I will use his services in the future
I have been searching for a constuction lawyer to help me out with a Mechanic's lien. I talked to several Lawyers and most were dissmisive when they found out they can't make money from my case and hung up. Mr. Hibbard was very helpful in guiding me over the phone and was not pushy to solicit future work. Gave great advise on his first contact with me. Loved it when he did his lawyer thing when I didn't answer him the way he wanted me to, " I asked you a specific quetiosn..." LOL! I will definitely use him in the future.
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Posted by Brenda | August 22, 2011
He Took Action and Saved Me Money
Last October I used Mr. Hibbard's services after my dog was involved in a fight with another dog. Within a few days, I received a threatening letter from the dog owner's attorney saying that if I didn't give them a large sum of money immediately, they would take further legal action and have my dog impounded. Mr. Hibbard reviewed the letter and knew immediately that I was a victim of extortion. He reassured me their demands were unethical and I had nothing to worry about. After receiving Mr. Hibbard's response to the letter, the other attorney called and said the matter was completely dropped. I am very grateful to Mr. Hibbard for his services.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Office of Howard L. Hibbard
  • 1990 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Hibbard & Hibbard
  • 1979 - 1990


  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • law
  • 1978
  • Univ of Vermont
  • undergraduate
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sunshine Condominiums v B&D, Inc. San Mateo Superior Court
  • $1.9 Million to Plaintiff


  • San Mateo County Association of Realtors
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2 Bronze Stars
  • United States Army
  • 1969
  • 10 Vietnam Service Metals
  • United States Army
  • 1969


  • California Reporter
  • Miller v. Ellis
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

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Burlingame Real estate Lawyer Howard Lawrence Hibbard
Howard Lawrence Hibbard
Real estate Attorney
Burlingame, CA
Licensed for 45 years
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