Litigation Attorney Joshua M. Howard Litigation Attorney Joshua M. Howard

Joshua M. Howard, Attorney

DIRECT: 206-224-8072

LEGAL ASSISTANT: Kay Sagawinia

Overview

Joshua “Josh” Howard’s practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis in employment law. He has represented public and private employers in employment matters involving allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation. Josh has investigated and successfully defended employers against claims of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. On the plaintiff’s side, Josh has represented employers in pursuing claims against former employees for the improper use of trade secrets.

Josh frequently advises clients on day-to-day compliance issues regarding both state and federal employment laws and spends a considerable amount of time drafting policies and procedures that serve as a tool for compliance.

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, “Washington’s Paid Family Medical Leave Act,” King County Bar Bulletin, (February 2020)
  • Author, “Silenced No More Act; Equal Pay and Opportunities Act; Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Act,“ Karr Tuttle Campbell Alert
  • Author, “At What Cost: The Minimum Cost of Criminalizing Homelessness in Seattle and Spokane,” Social Science Research Network (SSRN), (May 2015)
  • Howard frequently conducts client presentations regarding compliance with state and federal laws regarding discrimination, harassment, and employee leave.

Personal

When he is able to spare some free time, Josh enjoys basketball, snowboarding, golf and playing the guitar.

  • J.D., Seattle University
    • Presidential Law Scholarship, Receiver
    • Cheney/Metzger Legal Writing Scholarship, Finalist
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Member
    • Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Member
  • B.A., University of Washington
    • Double major: Political Science and Philosophy

  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington,
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Seattle Clemency Project (Board Member)