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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Christopher H. Howard

Christopher H. Howard


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Washington, U.S.A.

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Chris Howard is a strategically minded litigator who can and will take the appropriate case to trial. Chris’s practice is diverse, with a wide range of clients including ports, hospitals, national restaurant chains, life and disability insurers, and medical, legal, accounting and other professionals.

Chris practices before federal and state courts and handles all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has tried approximately 90 cases, mostly in multi-week jury trials, and has served as appellate counsel for over twenty reported appellate opinions. In addition to serving his clients in court, Chris is a frequent speaker on ethics and risk management topics for professionals and self-insured entities.

As the partner in charge of Schwabe’s Seattle Office, Chris is skilled at marshaling the right resources to serve each client’s needs.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Stanford Law School, Juris Doctor degree (1980)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts degree, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha honorary societies (1977)
Areas of Practice

  • Helping Witnesses Help You Win
  • King County Judge Awards $4.3 Million award for Misleading Advertisements
  • In the Field: Key Takeaways from the Bend Agricultural Event
  • Conflict Resolution in Social Purpose Corporations
  • Running the Social Media Maze
  • Telling Time: Drafting Effective Billing Entries


  • Endangered Species Act Conference
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers: Annual Ethics Seminar
  • 37th Annual Current Concepts in Emergency Care
  • King County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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