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Robert C Howard Jr. - Scottsdale, AZ

17470 N. Pacesetter Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Updated: 02/15/2024

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Overview

Attorneys aren't always the brunt of the joke; sometimes, they're the ones making the jokes. Case in point is attorney and stand-up comedian Robert C. Howard, Jr. (he goes by "Bob"), who won the Funniest Person in the Valley contest in 2001 and opened for Wanda Sykes at the Tempe Improv. In 2013, he won the John O'Connor Humor Competition sponsored by the Phoenix 100 Rotary Club. Through 2014, he wrote "Finding the Funny" - a monthly column for the Fountain Hills Times...

Attorneys aren't always the brunt of the joke; sometimes, they're the ones making the jokes. Case in point is attorney and stand-up comedian Robert C. Howard, Jr. (he goes by "Bob"), who won the Funniest Person in the Valley contest in 2001 and opened for Wanda Sykes at the Tempe Improv. In 2013, he won the John O'Connor Humor Competition sponsored by the Phoenix 100 Rotary Club. Through 2014, he wrote "Finding the Funny" - a monthly column for the Fountain Hills Times.

But Bob isn't all about laughs. In 2008, the State Bar of Arizona named him as one of the top 50 pro bono attorneys in the state. In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottsdale Historymakers Hall of Fame by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.

He served as President of the Scottsdale Bar Association from 1985-1986 and, in 2006, the Association gave him the Award of Excellence for Community Service. The Maricopa County Bar gave him the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2000 and the Longevity Award for Outstanding Performance in 2014 for the time he has devoted to the Family Law Assistance Program (FLAP).

Bob promoted the idea and helped establish a monthly legal assistance program at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, where members of the Scottsdale Bar Association provide free legal services once a month. He started the annual fundraising breakfast for the Center and started a program with the Scottsdale Charros for Scottsdale School students to have lunch and a few hours at the stadium during the spring training season. He has also been on the negotiation team for the Charros which resulted in long-term contracts with the San Francisco Giants.

As if all of that weren't enough, Bob has served as President of the Scottsdale Charros, the Partners for Paiute Neighborhood Center, and the Scottsdale Education Foundation. He served a six-year term on the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission and acted as their Chairman for two years. He was a member of Class I of Scottsdale Leadership and later served on that Board and as President from 1992-1993. He was also honored with the Frank Hodges Leadership Award in 1999, the Charro of the Year Award in 1988, and the Charro Lifer of the Year Award in 2002.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bob's family moved to Arizona in 1960. He graduated from ASU with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1976 from ASU Law School. He was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1976 and was formerly with the firm of Jekel, Howard & Thomson LLP in Scottsdale.

In his spare time, Bob likes to play poker, tennis, and slow pitch softball. He and Kathy, his wife of 23 years, love to spend weekends in their cabin in Prescott. Bob has a son, two stepsons, and five grandchildren.

About Robert C Howard Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Custody

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Representative Clients

  • Rural/Metro Corporation
  • Bank of Scottsdale
  • Camelback Hospital
  • Associated Bioscience, Inc.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • Scottsdale Bar Association, 1978 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, 1978 - Present
  • Scottsdale Charros, 1985 - Present
  • Scottsdale Leadership, 1986 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association, 1985 - 1986 (President)
  • Scottsdale Airport Commission, 1985 - 1991 (Chairman)
  • Scottsdale Charros (President)

Education

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1973
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Jekel, Howard & Thomson LLP, Scottsdale

Pro Bono Activities

  • Partners for Paiute Neighborhood Center, President
  • Scottsdale Education Foundation, President
  • Class I of Scottsdale Leadership, Member
  • Class I of Scottsdale Leadership, Board and President, 1992-1993

Achievements

Honors

  • Winner of John O’Connor Humor Competition
  • Top 50 pro bono attorneys named by State Bar of Arizona, 2008 - Present
  • Scottsdale Historymakers Hall of Fame by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, 2011 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association, Award of Excellence for Community Service, 2006 - Present
  • The Maricopa County Bar gave him the Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000 - Present
  • Longevity Award for Outstanding Performance, The Maricopa County Bar, 2014 - Present
  • Frank Hodges Leadership Award, 1999
  • Charro of the Year Award, 1988
  • Charro Lifer of the Year Award, 2002

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Office Information

Address

17470 N. Pacesetter Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Fax

  • 602-548-4601

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Publication

Articles

  • Plaintiffs and the Self - Incrimination Privilege Arizona State Law Journal, 435, 1975
  • Disciplining Attorneys for Non-Professional Conduct Arizona State Law Journal, 411, 1975
  • “Finding the Funny”, monthly column for the Fountain Hills Times

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