Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating
Illinois Leading Lawyer 2013 – 2021
Illinois Super Lawyer 2014 – 2021
Howard is Chairman of Levin Ginsburg’s litigation practice. Howard has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years and represents and counsels Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes. Howard represents a range of commercial clients including real estate developers, national franchisors, lenders, employers, contractors, insurance companies, landlords, shareholders, officers and directors, bankruptcy creditors, condominium associations and equipment leasing companies in disputes arising in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Howard also regularly represents clients in matters before the American Arbitration Association.
In 2016, Howard was appointed by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission as Chairman of an Inquiry Board panel.
Howard is a trained mediator, having completed the DePaul University College of Law Center for Dispute Resolution course in mediation.
Howard is on the Chicago Bar Association Mediation Service’s roster of mediators, focusing on the resolution of commercial law disputes.
Howard is also actively involved in the Chicago legal community. Howard routinely serves as a judge and mentor in the national and local law student moot court competitions sponsored by the American and Chicago Bar Associations. He also coaches a mock trial advocacy team at the John Marshall Law School, where he is also an Adjunct Faculty Member.
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D. with Distinction, The Order of John Marshall 1988
John Marshall Law Review, Executive Editor, 1987-1988
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, B.A. (Communications)
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Courts and Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1995
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2001
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1990
Memberships and Activities
American Bar Association Section of Litigation
Chicago Bar Association