FOR UNIONS AND EMPLOYEES
Howard has been a union side lawyer since 1979. His clients refer to him as a Pitbull with a sense of humor. Howard has been named repeatedly as a New England “Super Lawyer." Howard has handled hundreds of arbitrations and negotiations and is known for his use of cutting edge technology in representing unions and individuals. Howard routinely appears in state and federal court handling all aspects of labor law litigation. Howard encourages his clients to focus on organizing memberships and conducts labor law and stewards’ training in an engaging and substantive manner. Howard is one of the senior faculty at the Labor Guild of Boston, where he has taught since 1980. He is also a self-admitted Apple fanatic and is often asked to speak to unions and attorneys about the use of advanced technologies in the practice of law. Since 2006, Howard has served as the lawyer coach for the amazing Wayland High School Mock Trial Team, one of the most respected teams in the state. The team has also twice won the Garden City Invitational Mock Trial Tournament. Howard's activism has centered around human rights advocacy for Palestinians and Howard served on the organizing committee that formed Jewish Voice for Peace and Howard served as the second President of the Board. Howard also served as the founding member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Technology Committee and has traveled throughout the United States speaking to lawyers' groups and labor unions on using technology in the practice of labor law. In 2002, Howard was a featured speaker at the Annual Council meeting of the ABA Labor and Employment Section in Dublin, Ireland.
Howard graduated from Hampshire College in 1975 with a B.A in Labor History and Legal Studies. In 1979, he earned his J.D. from Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C. where he also worked for the labor firm Yablonski, Both & Edelman, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Howard worked for a union side firm in Boston before establishing his own practice in 1987. In 2001, he joined with long-time friend and law partner, Sheilah McCarthy to form Lenow & McCarthy.