James Howard named “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

6361smallWe are proud to announce that Principal James Howard has been named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for 2015.  The Missouri Lawyers Weekly staff selected the winners based on their “demonstration of excellence and their potential to make a difference in the legal profession and their communities.”  The award focuses on lawyers under 40 years old or within the their first 10 years of practice.  Jim, and the other award winners, will be honored at a reception on October 2, 2015.

Jim, who is 36 years old, graduated from law school in 2005.  He practiced with Brown & James in St. Louis for 6 years, then was invited to Columbia to joined Glen Ehrhardt and Libby Weber as a Principal and Member of Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard, L.L.C.

Last year Jim was elected to the Board of Directors of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL).  This year he will serve as Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee and will spearhead the 2016 MODL Annual Meeting at Big Cedar in Branson.  Jim is also the president and a founding member of the Blue Goose of Mid-Missouri, a local chapter of the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International.  The Blue Goose is an insurance industry fraternal organization that focuses on charitable purposes.  Jim is also the Columbia United Way’s Sector Chair for Attorneys.

Jim lives in Columbia with his wife Lisa and their three daughters.  Click Here to learn more about Jim.

Click here to learn more about the Up & Coming Award and the other class of 2015 members: http://molawyersmedia.com/2015/08/03/meet-the-up-coming-lawyers-of-2015/