Disputes are a fact of life in the world of modern business. Whether disputes ripen into litigation is often dependent on careful business planning and skillful protective documentation.

But when litigation cannot be avoided, you need experienced lawyers with a record of success at trial. We are trial lawyers. it is our object to win and we do. JW Howard lawyers have the skill only experience will provide. But we know that getting to trial is an arduous and expensive process and the outcome seldom certain. That is why our goal is to position our clients for victory through motions well short of trial.

It is our object to short circuit litigation rather than to drag it out. That is why we seek to win quickly. If a case can be won short of trial, the financial benefit is enormous. If it cannot, it must be prepared in a way that maximizes the chance of success at trial. That preparation will also enhance our negotiating position and if a case can be advantageously resolved through negotiation or mediation, our clients are money ahead. That is why we have also developed strategies at mediation designed to maximize our advantages and achieve superlative results.

We are trial lawyers. it is our object to win and we do.

We also know, though, that if a case must be tried, our clients deserve the most skillful preparation we can deliver and the most aggressive pursuit of their interests possible. Defeat is not an option. Our record of success in trial comes from strategic skill, legal expertise, prodigious preparation and compelling trial presentation. That is what we deliver. Every time.

JW Howard attorneys have litigated all manner of business disputes from breach of contract to fraud to the misappropriation of corporate opportunities. We have represented clients in cases of unfair competition and shareholder, officer and director disputes. We have successfully pursued our clients’ rights in partnership disputes and corporate dissolution litigation and defended them in shareholder, securities and investor claims. We have defended publicly traded companies in lawsuits for securities fraud, winning through motions to dismiss. We successfully defended a major national insurance brokerage against a lawsuit for interference with contract, unfair competition and interference with prospective economic advantage.

Our experience in food born illness defense litigation is extensive and despite extensive legislation advantageous to employees, we have successfully defended numerous employment disputes, successfully tried such cases and moved others to advantageous settlement.

JW Howard. When success alone will do.

AV Preeminent Award

Judicial Review

Client Champion Award

Client Champion 2020