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Mike Howard is a Principal with Winston & Cashatt. Mike is a resident of Coeur d' Alene, where he manages the Winston & Cashatt office located at 250 Northwest Blvd., Suite 206.

Mike Howard represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex general litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, construction defects, and insurance coverage disputes. Mike Howard is licensed in Washington and Idaho and practices in both state and federal courts. Having conducted numerous trials, with five jury trials in 2012 alone, Mike has significant trial and litigation experience.

Mike Howard also focuses on insurance-related issues, frequently representing clients who have been denied coverage by their insurance companies and defending insurance agents and brokers on errors and omissions claims.

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Idaho in 1992, and his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1999. Mike served as a judicial law clerk for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Cathy Silak in 1999-2000 and has been in private practice since.

Insurance Coverage Disputes
Represents clients in cases involving disputed insurance coverage, including denial of coverage, extent of coverage, and allocation of coverage among multiple insurers.

Personal Injury
Representation of clients for personal injury arising from medical negligence, defective products, slip and fall, automobile collisions and other forms of negligence.

Insurance Defense
Represents clients against claims brought under a policy of insurance, including liability coverage as well as professional errors and omissions.

Mike is a native of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and joined Winston & Cashatt as an Associate in 2000 after serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for Idaho Supreme Court Justice, Cathy Silak. Prior to his legal career, Mike's professions included carpenter, photographer, and cabinet maker.

Professional and Civic Activities
Washington State Bar Association
Idaho State Bar Association
Washington State Association for Justice
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Regional Director
Idaho First District Bar Association, Treasurer

 

AREAS OF EMPHASIS
•  Insurance Coverage Disputes
•  Personal Injury
•  Insurance Defense
Construction Defects
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability

EDUCATION
•  University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1999
•  University of Idaho, B.S. in Zoology with a Chemistry minor, 1991

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
•  Washington State Courts
Idaho State Courts
United States District Court for the District of Idaho
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
9th Circuit Court of Appeals