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Jean M. Howard


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Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
J.D. – 1998

Grand Valley State University
B.S. – 1995

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1998
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships

Grand Rapids Bar Association, 1998 – Present
Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, 2006 – Present
Property Management Association of West Michigan, 2008– Present
Defense Research Institute

Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Classes / Seminars

Trained Facilitator, Michigan ICLE

Jean M. Howard (formerly Jean M. Treece) is a partner, a fiercely successful litigator, and the brains behind much of the research and strategy at the firm.

With substantial experience in commercial litigation, Jean has developed an uncanny expertise in business litigation, specifically partnership disputes, business defamation, trade secret theft, unfair competition, breach of contract, and sales commission cases.

She represents businesses in extremely complex commercial litigation matters, including product liability and trucking in state and federal courts across the country for some of the nation’s largest companies.

Jean has successfully obtained temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions for her clients. She also counsels clients on minimizing exposure and adopting regulatory compliance programs.

And it doesn’t end there. Check out what Jean has done for her clients:

In addition to Jean’s extensive litigation practice, she also handles all the firms’ appellate work. This included a challenging victory before the 6th Circuit in an unfair competition/Lanham Act case that resulted in an award of $12 million from the jury.

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