Courtney G. Howard, LL.M.
Courtney Howard is a founding partner of Witt & Howard, PLLC. Prior to co-founding Witt & Howard, PLLC, Mrs. Howard litigated at an insurance defense firm in Denver, Colorado, where she represented insurance companies in a variety of litigation matters. During her time at the insurance defense firm, Mrs. Howard learned the “ins” and “outs” of both sides of litigation. She both provided defense counsel as well as represented her corporate clients in the prosecution of a variety of tort claims. This dynamic experience taught her how to properly value a case and exercise good business judgment on behalf of her clients in order to obtain swift, practical, and reasonable results.
Currently, Mrs. Howard represents businesses and individuals in state and federal civil litigation matters transcending a number of legal disciplines, including products liability, premises liability, personal injury, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, trademark disputes, insurance subrogation, and business disputes through all stages of litigation. In addition to her practical experience, Courtney has a sustained interest in developing and mastering her litigation skills. To this end, she recently earned the professional designation of Advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). An attorney that attains the Advocate Designation is considered by NITA to have achieved a well-rounded foundation in trial advocacy.
Courtney has a passion for environmental law and holds an LL.M. from the University of Denver in Natural Resources and Environmental Law with specializations in Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Law and Policy and Energy Law and Policy. She has leveraged her experience at DU to bring a wide variety of services to her clients. Her services include conducting due diligence for landowners seeking to sell mineral interests and assisting landowner clients in assessing the nature of their mineral interest in the context of a purchase offer. Courtney has also negotiated conservation easements for clients by providing general counseling to clients throughout the course of the easement creation, drafting all contracts, easements and other related documents, conducting a review of due diligence materials and coordinating closings.
From her representation of small business clients in a litigation setting, Mrs. Howard now provides many of those clients with general counseling services. Her business services range from negotiating business acquisitions, purchase contracts and share assignments to drafting contracts and counseling on sustainable development practices.
Outside of her practice, Courtney loves to spend time with her family, run marathons, and travel.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW
Master of Laws, Natural Resources and Energy Law and Policy, May 2013
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, King Scholarship Recipient May 2005
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, December 2001
Activities & Affiliations
- Member, Nebraska State Bar Association, January 2013-Present
- Member, Energy Bar Association, November 2009-Present
- Member, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, September 2009-Present
- Member, Colorado Bar Association, October 2006-Present
- Member, Denver Bar Association, October 2006-Present
- Member, Illinois State Bar Association, May 2006-Presen
- Michigan, November 2005
- Illinois, May 2006
- Colorado, October 2006
- Nebraska, January 2013
- US District Court Eastern District of Michigan, November 2005
- US District Court District of Colorado, April 2009