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Derek Howard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Mill Valley, CA

Derek G. Howard Law Firm Inc.
42 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: 415-432-7192
Fax: 415-524-2419
Email: Derek Howard
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (80%), Business/Corporate (10%), Consumer Law (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, German
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Attorney Profile

Mr. Howard's practice covers class actions, complex business litigation, sport-related disputes and business counseling. He has acted as Lead Counsel in groundbreaking class actions which have led to substantial and newsworthy recoveries in the millions of dollars. Mr. Howard's ongoing speaking engagements, counseling and writings cover a variety of current developments in financial litigation, trust disputes and financial fraud. Mr. Howard is active in community, volunteer and pro bono activities, serving local and national non-profit and community organizations. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the university of San Francisco Sport Management Graduate Program

About Derek Howard

First Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Henderson v Bank of New York Mellon (D. Mass.) (Settled for $10 million to class of trust beneficairies); Bingham v. Dixie State University (D. Utah)(Title IX settlement for discharged female soccer coach); In re AfterMarketSheetMetal Antitrust Litigation (D. Wisc. 2018)(Multiple antitrust settlements totaling over $11 million for Indirect Purchaser Class)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Adjunct Professor University of San Francisco, Sport Management
  • M.A. Sport Management, University of San Francisco, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • CAOC Board of Governors 2010-2017

Educational Background

  • University of San Francisco MA Sport Management, 2009
  • University of Pennsylvania B.A., 1980

Representative Clients

  • $10 million settlement of class action adverse to Bank of New York Mellon N.A., 2019


  • , SuperLawyers Top 100 Attorneys Northern California, SuperLawyers, 2020
  • , Top 100 Bet the Company Lawyers, America's Top 100 Attorneys LLC, 2019
  • Finalist, Consumer Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
  • Peer selected Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2019, 2020, America Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2019
  • Finalist, Consumer Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2014

Industry Groups

  • Sports
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Wealth Management
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Office Location for Derek Howard

42 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Last Updated: 3/29/2021

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