Believes that the practice of law should always remain, first and foremost, as a profession of service to the community; and that the protection of the rights of the injured is a solemn duty.
Steve is proud to be a Texas lawyer.
Steve Howard is a lawyer with the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully represent his clients where it really matters: before the judges and juries of Southeast Texas. For over 40 years, Steve has been representing clients in Orange, Jefferson, Hardin, Newton, San Augustine, Houston, Harris and Chambers Counties. A lifelong resident of Orange County, Texas, on the state border between Texas and Louisiana, Steve knows the language, the customs and traditions native to our region. He understands that lagniappe is a little something extra and he provides that through careful preparation and attention to detail.
Steve believes in going the extra mile for his clients. Steve has tried hundreds of contested matters to final verdict before both judges and juries and is ready to put his experience to work for you.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:
Graduate of Lutcher Stark High School, 1970
Lamar University, B.A., 1974
University of Houston, Bates School of Law, J. D., 1977
PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS COMMUNITY
Served as an Assistant County and District Attorney for Orange County from 1978 to 1985
Elected to office as County and District Attorney for Orange County, Texas
Has been in private practice from 1993 to the present
PUBLIC OFFICE HELD
County and District Attorney for Orange County, Texas from 1985 to 1992
Member State Bar of Texas
Admitted to Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States and the United States Supreme Court
Orange County Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
College of the State Bar of Texas
PUBLIC SERVICE MEMBERSHIPS
Past Member, Board of Directors, Executive Board and Chapter Chair, Orange County Chapter of American Red Cross
Member, Board of Directors and Secretary to Camp His Way, Inc.
Past Member, Official Board of Community Church of Orange
Member, Board of Directors to Foster Children International, Inc.
Past Chairman, Criminal Justice Advisory Committee for the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission
Past Chairman, Board of Governors, City of Orange Special Drug Enforcement Unit Task Force
Past Chairman, Orange County Bail Bonds Board
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Recipient, Howard S. Peterson Distinguished Service Award given by Orange Jaycees
Listed, 1990-1991 in Who’s Who in the United States for Law Enforcement Leaders
Recipient, CASA Judicial Award for efforts in advocating for abused children, Advocates for Children, Inc.