John H. Howard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oxnard, CA

Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman, APC
 | 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 850, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-981-8555
Fax: 805-983-1967
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    John H. Howard represents individuals in California and nationwide who have been injured or have lost loved ones in incidents caused by the wrongful actions of others. His past cases have involved sexual abuse; campus safety and retail store security abuses; and car, bus and train accidents. Mr. Howard has also represented clients who have suffered discrimination in the workplace due to age, sex, race or religion.

    Recognized for the successful representation of his clients, which includes numerous verdicts and settlements far in excess of $1 million, Mr. Howard was named to the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and he was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association in 2006 and 2016 and the California Coast Chapter of ABOTA in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Martindale-Hubbell has honored him with its AV-Preeminent* rating on account of his record and high ethical standards.

    An active participant in numerous professional organizations, Mr. Howard is a member of and has occupied executive positions in the California and Ventura County bar associations as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served on the Ventura County Bar Association's Judicial Nominations Evaluation Committee and has been a presenter in several Masters in Trial programs put on by the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    John was a Lt. Commander in the United States Naval Reserve serving from 1987-1999.  In 1987 John served as President of the Ventura County branch serving the Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and has coached Varsity Football and Baseball for Villanova Prepatory School from 2003 to 2014.  

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About John Howard

    Admitted: 1979, California

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    • AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell
    • Honored Member, United States Registry of Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans
    • Ventura County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (California Chapter) Civility Award, 2010
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • National Board Representative for American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Ventura County Trial Lawyer's Association Trial Lawyer of the Year  , 2016
    • California Coast Chapter of ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates (California Coast Chapter), 2004
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Ventura County Judicial Nominations Evaluation Committee
    • Ventura County Trial Lawyer's Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006
    • Past President, Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1980
    • Ventura County Bar Association
    • Past President, Ventura County Bar Association, 1997
    • California, 1979
    • Consumer Attorneys of California
    • Ventura County Trial Lawyer's Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Coach Varsity Football and Baseball, Villanova Preparatory School, 2003
    • Lt. Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1987-1999
    • Past President, Ventura County Arthritis Foundation


    • Mills v. Pizza Hut, Tulare County, $7.62M (Jury Verdict), 2008
    • Sirott v. CA Dept. of Transportation, San Luis Obispo County, $1 million (Jury Verdict), 2006
    • McCoy v. Caltrans, Ventura County, $22 million (Jury Verdict), 2016
    • Al-Awar v. Golden State Water Co., Inc., Ventura County, $2.62 million (Verdict), 2017
    • Cabral v. Moorefield Constr., Inc., Ventura County, $1.19M (Jury Verdict)
    • Mangum v. Dayton-Hudson Corp., Ventura County, $5.17M (Jury Verdict)
    • Schlag v. Jack in the Box, Inc., San Bernardino County, $898,000 (Jury Verdict), 2003
    • Katz v. CVS, Ventura County, $1.19 million (Jury Verdict), 2016
    • David v. Hernandez, Ventura County, $3.3 million (Juty Verdict), 2015
    • Abbiatti v. Wiley, Ventura County, $7.35M (Jury Verdict), 2007
    • Fernandez v. Carl Warren & Co., Ventura County, $1.49M (Jury Verdict)
    • Sanchez v. Hagel, Ventura County, $1.87M (Jury Verdict)
    • Stephenson v. Pedraza, Ventura County, $1.0M (Jury Verdict)
    • Cummins v. Goddard, San Luis Obispo County, $5.2 million (Judgment), 2016
    • Reynolds v. 31st DAA, Ventura County, $1.2 million (Jury Verdict), 2017
    • Deacon v. Kafatia, Santa Barbara County, $50M (Judgment), 2006

    Educational Background:

    • Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, B.A., 1972
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    Office Location for John H. Howard

    300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 850
    Oxnard, CA 93036

    Phone: 805-981-8555

    Fax: 805-983-1967

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