A member of the firm’s Litigation Group, Howard has represented both self-insured and insured entities in medically-related claims, as well as representing injured parties in medical malpractice and other personal injury lawsuits. His current focus is on the broad range of claims brought against nursing homes, as well as other personal injury matters, civil rights, municipal law and alternative dispute resolution. Over the course of his 35+ year career, he has distinguished himself in the courtroom and is recognized not only for his skills as an advocate, but also for his high ethical standards. In addition, Howard previously worked at a plaintiff's personal injury firm where he represented injured parties in medical malpractice and other personal injury claims.
With that combination of skills, a trial lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Howard has offered his services as an arbitrator and mediator in the civil litigation field for more than 20 years. He is often chosen by his peers as a mediator in all areas involving claims for personal injuries, including product liability cases, medical malpractice suits, slip and falls or automobile accidents. He has also served as a Special Master in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, presiding over both jury and non-jury trials.
The Pennsylvania State University
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of West Virginia
United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Bar Association: President (July 2011-July 2012), Board of Governors (2000-2006), Judiciary Committee (Chair in 1999)
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County