James R. Howard – Principal/Member

James R. Howard


Academic Honors and Degrees

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

  • Juris Doctorate, 2005
  • Missouri Law Review – Associate Editor-in-Chief, 2004-2005

Truman State University

  • B.S. in Business-Finance, 2001
  • Minor in Economics, 2001

Legal Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney – Brown & James, P.C., 2005-2011
  • Law Clerk – Rogers, Ehrhardt & McGuire, L.L.C., 2003-2005
  • Intern for the Hon. Mary Rhodes Russell (Current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri), Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals, 2004
  • Intern for Assistant Majority Floor Leader James Foley, Missouri House of Representatives, 2000

Awards and Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Magazine – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars – 2012, 2013 and 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute – Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation Seminar, Ethics and Resolution Strategies, August 2010
  • National Business Institute – Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, Avoid Ethical Potholes and Defend UM/UIM Cases And Win, February 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, June 2009

Reported and Notable Decisions and Verdicts

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

Bar Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations


  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church – Columbia, Missouri
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Columbia Class of 2013