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Joseph Howard

Dornan, Troia, Howard, Breitkruetz & Conway PC, LLO
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Joseph Howard
Dornan, Troia, Howard, Breitkruetz & Conway PC, LLO
Omaha,
 NE

Joseph L. Howard is proud to be a partner in Dornan Law Team. He strives to provide his clients with the strongest representation based in law and ethics. As a young attorney he sought to represent those whose voices were not being heard. Years later his focus has not wavered. He is honored as one of the 'Top 100 Trial Lawyers' by The National Trial Lawyers, is currently serving as the Treasurer to the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and is a member of the National Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin, 2000

Nebraska, 2003

Ohio, 2001

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000

U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2003

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2013

Education

Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

J.D., 2000

Honors: Pro Bono Honor Society

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

B.A.

Major: Political Science

Major: German

Representative Cases

United States v. Adriana Garcia Silva, 08:09CR9

(United States District Court, District of Nebraska)

State of Nebraska v. Jonathon Moore, No S-06-1001

(Supreme Court of Nebraska)

State of Nebraska v. Kara Vasquez, No. S-05-1019

(State of Nebraska v. Kara Vasquez)

Jerry J. Webb v. American Employers Group, No. S-03-954

(Supreme Court of Nebraska)

State of Nebraska v. Gary D. Sullivan, Doc. 162 No. 715

(District Court of Douglas County)

U.S. v. $45,000 in United States Currency, No. 13-1073

(United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit)

Classes/Seminars

Speaker, Nebraska State Bar Association, Young Lawyers 2014 Best Practices Seminar, Criminal Law Lecture, License, Registration, and All of your Money Please.- March 28, 2014

Speaker, United States Federal Public Defender's Sponsored 2013 Panel Palooza, -Proper Use of Expert Witnesses: What is Permissible in Light of Daubert, Crawford, and Melendez-Diaz.- September 2013

Speaker, Criminal Defense Fundamentals Seminar, State Bar of Nebraska, 2000

Speaker, Adding Criminal Defense as a Practice Area, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education of the Nebraska State Bar, 2010

Marijuana Criminal Defense, Iowa and Nebraska Solo and Small Firm Seminar - Nebraska Bar Association, 2012

Speaker, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association sponsored 'Bootcamp,' 2015

Honors and Awards

Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - 2013

Jury Acquittal Award Federal Public Defender's Offices, 2008 - 2009

CALI Award for Trial Advocacy, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Top 40 Under 40 - National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 - 2013

American Bar Association, Member

Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Board Member 2014-2016)

Top 100 Trial Lawyer, by The National Trial Lawyers, 2013-2015

National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Board Member 2014-2016,; Treasurer 2016)

Past Employment Positions

Schaefer Shapiro Omaha, Nebraska, Associate and Partner, 2004 - 2013

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Chicago, Illinois, Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2004

Legal Aid Society Cleveland, Ohio, Associate Attorney, Public Defender for the City of Cleveland, 2001 - 2002

Legal Aid Society Cleveland, Ohio, Elder Law Division's Predatory Lending Special Projects Coordinator, 2000 - 2001


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