John Howley, Esq.
John Howley, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in government investigations, civil and criminal trials, and appeals throughout the United States, including in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Among his noteworthy cases, Mr. Howley has:
Experienced Trial Lawyer
Mr. Howley was awarded The Thurgood Marshall Award from the New York City Bar Association, The Medal for Excellence in Advocacy from the American College of Trial Lawyers, The Gideon Champion of Justice Award from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he was named one of New York’s SuperLawyers. Commenting on his unusual success in capital cases, the New York Law Journal wrote, “The best news a death row inmate can hear is that John Howley has agreed to take the case.”
John Howley graduated from Skidmore College and earned his law degree magna cum laude from New York Law School, where he was Articles Editor at the Law Review. He also served as an intern to U.S. District Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy and to former U.S. Magistrate, later U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin.
Upon graduation, Mr. Howley served as a law clerk to Judge Roger J. Miner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then joined Kaye Scholer LLP, where he became a partner in the firm’s litigation department. While at Kaye Scholer, Mr. Howley represented major pharmaceutical companies in government investigations, class actions, and complex litigation.
After 20 years representing multinational corporations, Mr. Howley formed his own law firm to provide individuals with the same high-quality legal advice and aggressive advocacy. He derives great personal satisfaction by working directly with clients and helping them through the legal process, step by step.
Mr. Howley’s commitment to making a difference extends to his volunteer work. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Skidmore College Board of Trustees, as Vice Chair of the Northfield Mount Hermon School Board of Trustees, and as a Trustee of New York Law School and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
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