Howard Nations


Law Offices of Howard Nations

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HOWARD NATIONS, J.D. is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as both a personal injury trial lawyer and a civil trial lawyer. He is board certified on the national level as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates, and is certified as a Diplomate of Trial Advocacy by the National College of Advocacy. Mr. Nations received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor of arts degree from Florida State University. His career has been acknowledged with listings in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

As a leader of the trial bar, Mr. Nations served on the Executive Committee and as an officer of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as ATLA, from July 1990-1995, serving as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. He is President of the Belli Society, a Past-President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Past-President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Trustee of the American Jury Foundation.

Personal hands-on representation is the hallmark of the law firm. Mr. Nations now specializes in business litigation and continues to handle large catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. The firm is currently emphasizing representation of plaintiffs in pharmaceutical mass torts such as injuries and deaths resulting from the Ortho Evra birth control patch and the antipsychotic medications such as Seroquel and Zyprexa.

During his forty-plus years of trial practice he has tried cases in the areas of product liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, real estate fraud, insurance bad faith, will contests, breach of contract, child custody, divorce, criminal defense and a variety of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, both from the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ side of the docket.

After forty years of legal lecturing, and as founder and former Chair of the American Association for Justice National College of Advocacy, formerly known as ATLA National College of Advocacy, Mr. Nations is one of the most sought after legal speakers in America, having spoken in each of the 50 states, England, Mexico, Scotland, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Aruba, Columbia, Panama, Tahiti and 6 Canadian provinces. Howard continues as a member of the adjunct faculty at South Texas College of Law. He has also published numerous law review articles, CLE papers and legal publications.