Robert M. Howard, II

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bos & Glazier, a Division of Cunningham Dalman
Robert M. Howard, II
Bos & Glazier, a Division of Cunningham Dalman

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, Family Law; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 2016

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Bos & Glazier, a Division of Cunningham Dalman

990 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Visit website


Robert Michael Howard, II, is an attorney at Bos & Glazier, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Howard practices employment and labor law and handles contract claims, discrimination claims, Fair Housing Act issues and insurance defense matters. He serves clients in Grand Rapids and throughout the surrounding area. 

Mr. Howard received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grand Valley State University. He went on to work for the City of Grand Rapids as a police officer, where he was active in the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association. He later chose to embark on a legal career and graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. 

While attending law school, Mr. Howard developed his legal skills and experience by working as a clerk for Bos & Glazier, PLC. He joined the firm as a practicing attorney after passing the Michigan bar examination and obtaining his license to practice law before all Michigan state courts. 

Since beginning his law practice, Mr. Howard has helped many Michigan residents facing employment-related legal issues. Understanding that his employment and labor law clients are experiencing stressful situations, he provides committed representation with personalized strategies for each case.

In 2020, the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” listed Mr. Howard as a labor and employment attorney. 

Outside of his practice, Mr. Howard stays involved in his legal community through participation in several professional organizations. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar Association Western District of Michigan Chapter.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Retaliation, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 70% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2016, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • , The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of labor and employment law, 2021
  • , 2021 Michigan Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyer
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Western District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Grand Rapids Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Grand Valley University, Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science
  • Hodges v 77 Grandville et al (2019) – recovered $225,000 in lost wages and damages for 27 servers and bartenders who were not paid for all hours worked and had tips improperly withheld from their wages., 2019
  • Anderson v Haworth (2018) – verdict of over $140,000 in a racial discrimination claim for an African American employee who was not hired in directly from her temp position when less qualified and experienced white employees were., 2018
  • Thompson v Beacon Specialized Living (2020) – award of over $170,000 in damages for employee who was terminated following her reports of an unsafe work environment. It was determined she was a Whistleblower and her reports were the reason for her termination., 2020
  • Overstrom v City of Lansing (2022) - $250,000 award for a City employee who was fired after reporting possible employee license violations by the City’s Water Department., 2022

Office location for Robert M. Howard, II

990 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-458-6814


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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