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Experts in Civil Litigation


General Casualty

We regularly handle cases on behalf of insurance carriers for their insureds as well as handling coverage disputes between carriers and where there are multiple insurance carriers on the risk.




Sports & Recreation

Howie & Smith has evolved into expert counsel status with regard to sports and recreation law through defending its clients’ cases in these unique circumstances, especially with regard to the use of the express and/or primary assumption of the risk defense.


Public Entity

Howie & Smith has represented counties, public corporations, school districts, and their public employees in cases involving government immunities and significant personal injury and property damage claims.



Howie & Smith LLP frequently represents developers, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and engineers in commercial and residential construction disputes, and claims of personal injury arising from construction.


Other Areas

Howie & Smith LLP is also experienced in the areas of insurance coverage, torts, personal injury, professional liability, employment, appellate, probate, trust and estate planning and administration cases.


Real Property/Tenancy

Howie & Smith has extensive experience representing landlords, including and especially in cities with rent-control laws such as San Francisco and Oakland, in cases involving claims of personal injury and/or breach of contract and warranties.



Products/Strict Liability

From sports equipment to children’s toys, automobiles, medical devices, and electronics, at Howie & Smith we have been involved in a broad spectrum of cases successfully defending our clients.

We Go The Distance So You Don't Have To

A dedicated team that works within your guidelines, timeframe and budget.

Our Commitment


At Howie & Smith LLP, a full service AV-rated law firm, we welcome the opportunity to consult with individuals, businesses and non-profits regarding their business development concerns, product or premises liability, risk management and/or any other potential, ongoing, or imminent legal matters. We will work with you to discover and develop a successful and efficient solution to your legal situation. We will provide you with effective and efficient legal counseling and representation services in a broad range of disciplines across the civil litigation spectrum.

Let Us Know How We Can Help

Our staff is ready to help you in any way possible. Send us an inquiry or contact us by phone for immediate assistance.