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John M. Howell - Boise, ID

702 W. Idaho St.Ste. 700 Boise, ID 83702 - 8903

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Updated: 10/11/2023

Boise Business Litigation Lawyer

Overview

John M. Howell is a graduate of Saint John's University in Minnesota. He continued his education at the University of Idaho College of Law, graduating in 2000. While in law school, John worked on Governor Phil Batt's staff, the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washing and Idaho, externed for the Honorable Edward J. Lodge of the Federal District of Idaho, and also represented clients before the United States Tax Court...

John M. Howell is a graduate of Saint John's University in Minnesota. He continued his education at the University of Idaho College of Law, graduating in 2000. While in law school, John worked on Governor Phil Batt's staff, the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washing and Idaho, externed for the Honorable Edward J. Lodge of the Federal District of Idaho, and also represented clients before the United States Tax Court. Following law school, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Cheri C. Copsey in the Fourth Judicial District for the State of Idaho. John entered private practice thereafter.

John has an active litigation practice and has tried more than 100 jury trials. He has appeared and argued cases throughout Idaho, Oregon, Utah, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Idaho Supreme Court. He primarily assists clients in business disputes, real estate matters, contested probate cases, employment issues, and all aspects of general commercial litigation. John further represents trusts and trustees in contested restate issues and handles collection actions for various creditors throughout Idaho. He serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel in Federal Court. He is a frequent presenter to other lawyers for continuing legal education.

Outside of the office, John enjoys family time with his wife and four children. He is active in the Idaho hockey community and coaches teams that travel throughout the United States and Western Canada. John also serves as the volunteer Hockey Director and board member for the Idaho Jr. Steelheads hockey program.

About John M. Howell

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Tort Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Business Transactions
  • Trusts, Estates, and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Real Estate

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel in Federal Court

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hockey Director and board member for the Idaho Jr. Steelheads

Past Positions

  • Governor Phil Batt’s staff
  • Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho
  • Honorable Edward J. Lodge of the Federal District of Idaho, Extern
  • Honorable Cheri C. Copsey in the Fourth Judicial District for the State of Idaho, Law Clerk

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, 2000
    J.D.
  • St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1996
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Office Information

Address

702 W. Idaho St.Ste. 700 Boise, ID 83702 - 8903

Fax

  • 208-395-8585

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  • 2023 Mountain States Super Lawyers list
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