James R. Howard

James R. Howard

Principal
Location:
Columbia, Missouri
Phone:
(573) 442-0131
Fax:
(573) 442-9423
Email:

James Howard graduated from the University of Missouri Law School in 2005.  While a law student at Mizzou, Jim worked as a law clerk for Principal Glen Ehrhardt as part of Rogers | Ehrhardt. After six years as an Associate at Brown & James in St. Louis, Jim returned to Columbia in 2011 and rejoined the firm as a Principal Attorney, at which time the firm’s formal name was changed to Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard. Jim has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past seven straight years and in 2015 Missouri Lawyers Weekly named him an Up & Coming Lawyer.

Community Involvement includes:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church – Columbia, Missouri
  • Heart of Missouri United Way: Division Chair 2017; Sector Chair 2015-2016
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Columbia-Class of 2013; Leadership Program Steering Committee 2014, 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Services

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate - May, 2005
    • Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Associate Editor-in-Chief, 2004 - 2005
  • Truman State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2001
    • Major: Business-Finance
    • Minor: Economics

Representative Cases

  • R.E.I. Transport, Inc. v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., 519 F.3d 693 (7th Cir. 2008)
  • Parmelee v. The Standard Fire Insurance Company, 697 F. Supp.2d 1069 (E.D.Mo. 2010)

Classes/Seminars

  • National Business Institute - Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation Seminar, Ethics and Resolution Strategies, 2010
  • National Business Institute - Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, Avoid Ethical Potholes and Defend UM/UIM Cases And Win, 2010
  • Institute for Paralegal Education - Automobile Cases From Start to Finish, What to Do in the First 90 Days and Mediation: The Best Approach to Avoiding Trial, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up & Coming Lawyer (2015)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars – Civil Litigation 2012-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers ("MODL"), Board of Directors: 2015 - 2020; Annual Meeting Chair: 2016, 2017
  • Boone County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2007 - Present
  • Mid-Missouri Estate Planning Council, 2016 - Present
  • Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International, Blue Goose of Mid-Missouri - Most Loyal Gander (President) and Founding Member: 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Brown & James, P.C.,, Senior Associate Attorney , 2005 - 2011
  • Rogers, Ehrhardt & McGuire, L.L.C., , Law Clerk, 2003 - 2005
  • Hon. Mary Rhodes Russell, Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals, Intern
  • Asst. Majority Floor Leader James Foley, Missouri House of Representatives, Intern