James R. Howard – Principal

James R. Howard – Principal

James Howard graduated from the University of Missouri Law School in 2005.  While a law student at Mizzou he clerked 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.

6361smallJames R. Howard
302 Campusview Drive, Suite 204
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Office:  573-442-0131
Fax:  573-442-9423

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

  • Principal – Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard, L.L.C., d/b/a Rogers Ehrhardt, 2011 – Present
  • 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 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

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


  • 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).

 Significant Verdicts:

  • October 20, 2016                Slip and Fall Case against Municipality, Ranked in Top 100 Verdicts for 2016
  • March 14, 2013                   Broken Neck Trip and Fall Case against Hotel
  • January 30, 2013               $8 Million Eye Injury Case
  • May 3, 2012                        MVA wrongful death, Ranked #26 in Top Missouri Defense Wins of 2012

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
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Affiliations