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John C. Howell

Experience

John C. Howell, a shareholder in the firm, is a trial lawyer with significant experience, representing clients in a wide range of litigation in both State and Federal Courts. He has tried over 40 cases to jury verdict.

Mr. Howell knows that his business clients do not want litigation to burden operations. He regularly advises clients on arbitration, negotiations, trial preparation, trial avoidance and other pre-litigation matters.

Mr. Howell represents large and small construction contractors, subcontractors, and other construction professionals, including one of the country's largest foundation repair companies. He has represented one of the preeminent national metal recyclers in toxic waste contamination cases involving over 200 plaintiffs. He represents insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of coverage and third party disputes. Mr. Howell represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants. While focusing on defense, Mr. Howell's most recent Plaintiff's trials include state court judgments granting injunctive relief and damages in excess of $500,000 relating to real estate disputes and a federal judgment in excess of one million dollars in a title insurance dispute. Mr. Howell represents numerous School Districts in Central and South Texas. Mr. Howell is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

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Professional Activities and Memberships

Mr. Howell is a member of the Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the San Antonio Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is dedicated to excellence in trial. Mr. Howell is also active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives, a leading organization dedicated to serving troubled youth in Texas.

Education

John C. Howell received a B.S. in Business from Trinity University in 1985, and a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1988. He was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1988. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Western and Southern Districts of Texas.

Presentations

Mr. Howell was a panel speaker at a seminar given by the Austin Bar Association entitled, 'Anatomy of a Complex Construction Trial.' Mr. Howell presented a seminar on Diminution of Property Value to the Texas Association of School Boards.