Michael W. Howard joined the firm in an of Counsel position in 2016. With over 40 years of experience, he provides representation in the areas of probate, estate and trust planning, fiduciary services, elder law, guardianship and trust services. Mr. Howard serves as both court and privately appointed personal representative in probates and has extensive experience serving in fiduciary roles.
Mr. Howard’s reputation is that of a thoughtful and reasoned problem solver with solid communication skills. He brings years of diverse civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience to the table in every case. Depending on the facts of the case and the client’s goal, Mr. Howard forcefully advocates for creative, non-litigation solutions to resolve complex financial and often emotional family issues. Helping clients successfully navigate these issues is a powerful motivator for him.
Mr. Howard was born at Whidbey NAS and raised in the South Sound. He attended Mt Rainier HS and the University of Washington for both undergrad studies and law school. Mr. Howard worked in the winter sports industry, including alpine and cross country instruction, professional ski patrol, back country search and rescue, avalanche control, guiding and mountaineering. During summers, he worked in the construction trades and enjoyed hiking, climbing, sailing, both ocean and river kayaking and foraging.
Today, Mr. Howard is the proud father of two adult sons and their families and enjoys gardening, cooking, and home improvement projects.
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