Howard joined Bashore Green Law Group in February 2021 a litigation attorney who has extensive experience working with clients who have been injured, especially automobile accident cases. He also has a significant background in premises liability and general negligence cases. With Bashore Green, Howard also helps to pre-screen potential new claims.
He has practiced law for more than 32 years during which time he has specialized in several specific areas, including automotive, truck, and motorcycle accidents, Longshore and Defense Base Act, railroad and FELA litigation along Worker’s Compensation claims. While working for a Birmingham-based law firm from 1988-2010, Howard performed a lot of Admiralty law, which involved injuries to merchant mariners employed upon freighters, tugboats, barges, cruise ships, and even casino boats all sailing on navigable commercial waterways, under the Federal Jones Act. As such, he handled cases in at least 20-30 different states in Federal Court, all along the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico, as well as the East Coast and West Coast.
With more than 30 years of experience practicing law in Michigan, Howard recognizes that Personal injury law in Michigan can be difficult for the average client to navigate given the requirements that are necessary to prove a case. For example, it is not sufficient to just slip and fall to hold a property owner liable in a general premises’ liability case. A plaintiff must prove that the fall was not caused by danger or defect that was open and obvious, upon casual inspection. In addition, the premises owner must have knowledge of the dangerous condition. Howard understands what facets of a case are needed to increase the likelihood of success.
Howard received both his B.S. and J.D. from Wayne State University after receiving a full merit scholarship for his bachelor’s degree out of high school. He is admitted to practice in both U.S. District Courts as a member of the State Bar of Michigan and other U.S. Federal District Courts in such states as California, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Howard is also admitted to practice in the Federal Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th U.S. Circuit Courts.
He lives in Waterford with his wife, Susan. They have two children together. In his free time, Howard is an avid sports enthusiast (participating and watching), having coached youth travel baseball at high levels. Over the years he has transitioned from playing baseball to softball himself (easier on the knees). Howard also is the main planner of family vacations in his household.
True Professional Both as a Lawyer and a Person
- Wayne State University B.S.
- Michigan State Bar
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan