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John Wayne Howard

John Wayne Howard, lawyer. Bar: California 1978, United States District Court (southern district) California 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1989, Colorado 1989, United States District Court (northern district) California, United States District Court (eastern district) California, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1995, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1996, United States Court of Claims 1996.

Background

  • Howard, John Wayne was born on December 17, 1948. Son of Joseph Leon and Irene Elizabeth (Silver) Howard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, San Diego, 1971. Juris Doctor, California Western School Law, 1976. Postgraduate, San Diego Inn of Court, 1979.

      Postgraduate, Hastings College Advocacy, 1981. Graduate Program of Instructions for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, 1992.

    Career

    • Associate Robert T. Dierdorff, San Diego, 1978—1979. Private practice, 1979—1982. Partner Howard & Neeb, 1982—1984.

      Principal John W. Howard and Associates, 1984—1986. General counsel Ace Parking, Inc., 1986—1989, CCCA Inc., 1989—1993. President Individual Rights Foundation Inc., 1993—1995, Institute for Constitutional Rights, Inc., since 1995, JW Howard/Attorneys, since 1995.

      Judicial arbitrator Superior Court California, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1978, United States District Court (southern district) California 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1989, Colorado 1989, United States District Court (northern district) California, United States District Court (eastern district) California, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1995, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1996, United States Court of Claims 1996.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Chairman San Diego County Indigent Defense Advisory Board, 1981-1984, member subcommittee on defense monitoring and budget for Office Defender Services of San Diego County. Member select committee on small business California State Assembly, 1983-1990. Chairman San Diego Public Arts Advisory Board.

    Member San Diego County Council of Committee Chairs. Chairman precinct organization Roger Hedgecock for Superintendent Campaign Committee, 1976, member steering committee, 1976. Chairman steering committee Hedgecock for Mayor, 1982, Cleator for Mayor, 1986.

    Chairman Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, San Diego, 1983. Vice chairman San Diego Festival of Arts, 1983-1984. President Bowery Theatre, San Diego, 1984-1989.

    President, board directors La Jolla Stage Company. Founder, board directors San Diego Theatre League. 1st vice president, board directors Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Board directors Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Brookneal, Virginia, The Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia, San Diego Medical Oncology Research Foundation, Ilan-Lael Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Ballet Foundation, Wellness Community, Teatro Macara Magica. Board directors, chairman legal affairs subcommittee California Motion Picture Council. Member advisory board directors San Diego Motion Picture Bureau.

    Member public education committee American Cancer Society. Founder, board directors San Diego Theatre Foundation, since 1984. Member 44th Congressional District Advisory Committee.

    Member Committee to Re-Elect Congressman Bill Lowery. Member San Diego County 4th District Advisory Committee. Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, California State Bar Association, American Corporation Counsel Association, San Diego County Bar Association (chairman superior court committee since 2002), Consumer Attorneys Association Los Angeles, University California-San Diego Alumni Association (past vice president, board directors), California Western School Law Alumni Association, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta, Enright Inn of Court, American Inns of Court.

    Connections

    • Married Kathleen Amanda Busby, October 7, 1978.
    • father: Joseph Leon Howard
    • mother: Irene Elizabeth (Silver) Howard
    • spouse: Kathleen Amanda Busby
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    Born December 17, 1948
    (age 68)