Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Howard attended West Virginia University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education with honors. He then served in the United States Army in command and staff positions in the United States and in Europe. Mr. Howard earned a Masters of Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998. Mr. Howard then attended the University of Houston Law Center, earning his J.D., cum laude, in 2001. While in law school, Mr. Howard served as the Senior Notes and Comments Editor for the Houston Law Review. Prior to joining the Firm, he served for two years as a Judicial Law Clerk in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division, and practiced Labor and Employment Law with Kemp Smith LLP from 2003 to 2017.
Mr. Howard is a frequent speaker at professional seminars on topics of interest in the labor and employment law field, and was recognized by the El Paso Society for Human Resource Management as its 2009 Professional of the Year.
Mr. Howard is Chair of the Attorney Admissions Committee for the El Paso Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and is a Founding Barrister and Secretary/Treasurer of the George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for CASA El Paso. He has served as a Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the El Paso Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the El Paso Bar Association. Mr. Howard was also a member of the Board of Directors for the El Paso Child Crisis Center from 2008-2010.
BARS AND COURTS
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2008
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2017