Areas of Practice
Over more than 30 years, Howard has built a successful legal practice which focuses on professional liability defense, employment litigation and public entity liability defense. He has represented lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, directors and officers. A respected trial lawyer, Howard has handled hundreds of professional malpractice claims and has tried over 100 of them to verdict, a majority of which sided with the defense. In a precedent-setting decision before the Third Circuit, Howard successfully argued that a municipality can exclude houses of worship in order to facilitate economic redevelopment. He also has extensive experience defending cases brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
In 1978 Howard received his undergraduate degree from American University, with honors. He then received his law degree from Rutgers University in 1981.
What Insurance Claims Professionals Need in Order to Make the Process More Effective, December 2011
Risk Management Seminar, CNA, 2003
School Bully Laws
Trends in Directors and Officers Litigation
Counsel Fee Exposure in Employment Litigation
Electronic Discovery Issues
Mock Trial of Employment Suit
“Land Use Litigation – Trends, Exposures and Moral Hazards,” Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016
"Electronic Discovery: The Final Frontier," Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2005
"Revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Create New Problems for Defendants," Defense Digest, Fall 1994
Guest lecturer at Hofstra University Law School, 2012
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