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Robert Howie is an excellent attorney. I am an attorney and often call on Rob for advice and refer potential clients to him. All the clients I have referred to him have thanked me perfusely. He gives practical advice that leads to efficient and successful resolutions.

Leslie B.

I want to acknowledge attorney Audrey Smith for her professionalism while handling my company’s litigation. Lawsuits can be very uncomfortable and stressful, Ms. Smith made us feel very comfortable and kept us informed about the case every step of the way.

James D.

Our firms relationship with Howie & Smith has been very rewarding. We continue to trust Howie & Smith LLP attorneys and staff for their extensive legal experience and ease of engagement.We have an established understanding and a level of comfort in all matters they handle for us.

Mike M.

What We Offer

Howie & Smith, LLP realizes that today’s legal clients seek assurance as well as closure, and we provide honest, comprehensive assessments on a personal level. Howie & Smith, LLP is large enough to handle complex defense matters involving extensive facts and numerous legal theories, yet small enough to interact with the client on a one-to-one basis. We understand that the civil litigation process can be an arduous and expensive and work to forge a partnership with our clients in working toward a unified goal. We believe this serves to enhance client trust — our most important asset.
Howie & Smith, LLP offers clients the advantages of dealing with lawyers who are highly experienced in counseling and litigation. At the same time, clients enjoy the personal attention and focused quality of a smaller practice. The firm’s lawyers are trained to provide the highest standard of professional service while making judicious use of legal resources. The object is to practice law in a way that adds significant value to the client’s business. We achieve this through careful selection and hands-on training of our young lawyers; thoughtful, business-goal driven strategic planning in partnership with our clients; and cost-effective, well-considered use of firm and client resources.
The firm is a longtime and active supporter of local public television and radio. Mr. Howie is a charter member of the community Board of Directors for the Interfaith Hospitality Network of San Mateo County and Executive Director of the congregation effort. This ecumenical organization works to provide shelter for the homeless using spaces at local parish halls and synagogues.

Success rate:

  • Sports & Recreation 85% 85%
  • Product & Construction 75% 75%
  • Other 70% 70%

Our Work Flow

What we do

  • Challenge norms
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Immediacy

How we do it?

  • With integrity
  • Value and knowledge
  • Embrace diversity

What we deliver

  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Results

Frequently Asked Questions

Howie & Smith, LLP is a full service AV-rated firm providing effective and efficient civil litigation and legal counseling services to clients in a broad range of businesses with an emphasis on sports and recreation commercial enterprises and products. We concentrate on sports and recreation litigation because it is a multi-faceted growth industry which places a high premium on safety. Howie & Smith also successfully represents other commercial and manufacturing interests, rental vehicle companies, and construction clients, as well as public entities.

What should the client expect?
We are committed to exercise the highest ethical standards in delivering our combined skills and experience in solving our client’s legal challenges.
What is our most valued resource?
Our people and their sense of advocacy. We recognize that our client’s success depends on the individual and collective effort our our colleagues.
Do you offer pro bono services?
At Howie & Smith, we believe that every attorney should provide pro bono and public interest legal service as a matter of responsible ethicacy. Contact our firm to determine if your case qualifies.

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