Don Howarth is a partner and co-founder of the Los Angeles law firm Howarth & Smith. Mr. Howarth has extensive litigation experience and has tried numerous high-profile cases to verdict. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Howarth received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College, and earned a Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School, as well as a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Howarth served as law clerk for the Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Howarth is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section and contributor to the Litigation Journal; a certified Provider for Continuing Legal Education in Litigation for the State Bar of California, of which he is a member; a featured speaker for the American Bar Association (ABA) and other trial lawyer groups; and a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar.
Mr. Howarth maintains an active commitment to legal scholarship and continuing legal education. In the spring of 1994 and 1996, he gave lectures on behalf of the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. In 1997, he was made a Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, where he continues to lecture each year. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England.
Mr. Howarth has authored many articles and symposia on trial and litigation subjects. He has one book in progress based on his lectures at Oxford University and another has been published by Callaghan Publishing Company in 1989, Case Assessment and Evaluation, with Suzelle M. Smith.
Mr. Howarth is admitted to practice in all California State and Federal District Courts. He is also admitted in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Second Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and Federal Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Howarth is featured in several informative videos on Legal Counselor:
- "Your Best Mentor is the Law"
- "Mastering the Case"
- "Mastering the Process of Discovery"
- "Mastering Your Self"
- "Mastering the Courtroom: The Jury’s Perspective"
- "Mastering The Court Room: Four Mistakes to Avoid With a Judge"