Robert G. Howie – San Diego Injury Lawyer

Robert Howie

Howie & Smith LLP


(650) 212-0842

1940 Garnet Avenue
Suite 250
San Diego , CA 92109

Monday to Friday, 9AM – 5PM

Robert Howie

Howie & Smith LLP

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Firm Summary

Since 1973, Skip has been engaged in an active trial practice for more than four decades.  Since beginning his practice in 1973, he has tried more than two hundred fifty (250) criminal and civil cases to jury verdict.  Issues at trial have included sports and recreation liability, entertainment facility liability, products liability, personal injury/motor vehicle litigation, construction defect, contract dispute, and environmental claims.

Skip is a 1967 graduate of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  He is a retired United States Marine Corps officer with active duty from 1967 to 1970, and Reserve duty until 1996.  He served as an editor of the Law Review at Golden Gate University and also taught at the law school.  Skip began his practice from 1973 to 1979 as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County, California where he served in Martinez, Pittsburg, Richmond and Walnut Creek.  For 37 years, Skip’s trial practice has since been dedicated to the service of civil litigation clients. He has been a trial attorney as a member of Foley, McIntosh & Foley, Albany, California (1981-1984); Owen, Melbye & Rohlff, Redwood City, California (1984-1990); and Rohlff, Howie & Frischholz, San Jose, California (1990-1996).  Skip is the senior and founding partner of Howie & Smith and he is committed to providing the highest quality of representation. His dedication to his clients has resulted in a client list that has developed over the years to include numerous Fortune 500 and Best rated companies, as well as prominent individuals and professionals.

Skip is admitted to the State Bars of California (1973) and Washington, D.C. (1981), the Federal District Courts for Northern and Central California (1981), the Ninth Federal Circuit (1982) and the United States Supreme Court (2015).   Skip is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.