Howard is a class action lawyer who has been doing complex litigation for forty-five years. Prior to starting his own consumer and investor litigation practice in 1994, he was a partner at a fifty person Chicago corporate law firm. He has recovered millions of dollars for investors and consumers. He is admitted in Illinois (active status), Florida (active), and California ( inactive) . Howard was selected as Illinois Super Lawyer in 2019 and 2020.
Howard has been involved in about one hundred reported federal court, state court, and FINRA arbitration cases. He litigates cases across the country co-counseling with large firms and local counsel as needed. He has tried arbitration cases in New York, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Washington, the District of Columbia, Ohio, Massachusetts, Arizona, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Arkansas, and New Hampshire. He has also served as a FINRA arbitrator.
He has worked on class actions filed in Illinois, New York, Nevada, Florida, California, and Delaware. His clients have spanned the gamut from financially unsophisticated retirees to Goldman Sachs partners to a fraternal organization with $25 billion in assets. He has successfully litigated against many of the largest law firms in the country.
If you feel that you have been subject to unlawful acts that may warrant the filing of a class action, please call us for a free consultation. We will be happy to evaluate your claim without charge and explain class actions procedure .
We are currently working on timeshare class cases, TCPA cases, and FDCPA cases. We are also interested in claims involving the Illinois Biometric Act, bank overcharges, breaches of insurance policies, the mislabeling of food products, investor fraud, Ponzi schemes and breaches of form consumer contracts.
Howard began his career at the Sonnenschein firm, now Dentons, doing legal work for large corporate clients such as Allstate Insurance and McDonald's Corporation. He then became a litigation partner at a Antonow and Fink in Chicago doing corporate litigation for mid-sized companies. In 1994, he started his own practice representing plaintiffs. He joint ventures with other plaintiffs' firms as needed.
Howard regularly speaks and writes on litigation issues and securities law. His articles have have been published in the ABA Section of Litigation Journal and the PIABA Law Journal (Public Investors Advocate Bar Association). He taught a writing seminar on class actions at Chicago Kent Law School. He has presented half a dozen times at meetings of PIABA. Howard graduated from Stanford Law School where he was on the Law Review. He was Phi Beta Kappa at Haverford College with a double major, and served on the Alumni Association Executive Committee. He has been a member of the Chicago Literary Club for over thirty years, served as on the Board as Treasurer. He was also a member of the Committees of Officers and Members, Arrangements and Exercises, and Publications. He has presented eight papers at the Club. His novel, The Ponzi Scheme, based on his representing dozens of investors in a German schneeball scheme, is available on amazon.com.
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Overview of practice:
Claims brought for investors include the recommendation of unsuitable investments, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations, and unauthorized trading. We will evaluate your claim without charge to you. All representation is done on a contingent fee basis.
Consumer claims include telemarketing cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other consumer fraud causes of action.
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