Derek Howard

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Mill Valley, California

Derek G. Howard Law Firm Inc.
Derek Howard
Derek G. Howard Law Firm Inc.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business & Corporate, Consumer Law

Licensed in California since: 1985

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, German

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023
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Derek G. Howard Law Firm Inc.

42 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 Phone: 415-432-7192 Email: Derek Howard Visit website


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

First Admitted: 1985, California

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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

Office location for Derek Howard

42 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers: 2016, 2020

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