John H. Howard

John Howard had been in private practice since 1979 until he joined Lowthorp Richards in 2014.

John Howard served as President of Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association in 1992, he was President of the Ventura County Bar Association in 1997, and President of the California Coast Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates in 2004. John was voted Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyer’s Association in 2006 and 2016. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the California Coast Chapter of ABOTA. John was voted Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Ventura County Bar Association in 2011. John has served on the Ventura County Judicial Nominations Evaluation Committee (2002-2008), he has served as National Representative for ABOTA (2005-2015) and received the Civility Award from the ABOTA (California Coast Chapter) in 2010.

John was a Lt. Commander in the United States Naval Reserve serving from 1987-1999. In 1987 John served as President of the Ventura County branch serving the Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and has coached Varsity Football and Baseball for Villanova Prepatory School from 2003 to 2014. John and his wife, JoAnn, have a daughter and a son and live in Ojai.

Representative Trial Verdicts and Judgments:

  • Deacon v. Kafatia – Judgment for $50 million – Campus Police Abuse
  • McCoy v. Caltrans – Verdict in excess of $22 million – Dangerous condition for public property
  • Mills v. Gutierrez-Hermosillo dba Pizza Hut – Verdict of $7.76 million – Automobile accident
  • Mangum v. Dayton Hudson – Verdict of $5.2 million – Employment case
  • Amy Doe and Claire Doe v. Wiley – Verdict $5.17 million – Sexual molestation case
  • Cummins v. Goddard – Judgment for $5.2 million – Vehicle v. Bicyclist accident
  • David v. Hernandez – Verdict in excess of $3.3 million in Automobile v. Semi accident
  • Al-Awar v. Golden State Water Co., Inc. – Judgment $2.62 million – Inverse condemnation/additional torts
  • Sanchez v. Hagel – Verdict 1.87 million Automobile accident
  • Fernandez v. Carl Warren & Co – Verdict $1.49 million – Insurance bad faith
  • Waits v. Wilks, et al. – Verdict $1.15 million – Dangerous condition of public property
  • Reynolds v. 31st. DAA, et al. – Verdict $1.2 million – Dangerous condition of public property
  • Katz v. CVS – verdict of $1.19 milion – Fall Caused by store employee
  • Cabral v. Moorefield Construction, Inc – Verdict of $1.1 million – Construction accident
  • Sirott v. CA Dept. Of Transportation – Verdict of $1 million – Bicycle accident resulting from dangerous condition on public property
  • Stephenson v. Pedraza – Verdict $1 million – Pedestrian accident
  • Schlag v. Jack In The Box – Verdict $898,000 – Slip and fall
  • Martin v. Cal Coast – Verdict $880,000 – Motorcycle accident
  • Means v. Kinney Shoe Corp. – Verdict $872,019.00 – Sexual Harassment