Howard Wander serves as both a Principal Partner and the Chief Operating Officer for the firm. He is the Managing Partner of the West Palm Beach office and is also the Director of the firm’s Property and Casualty practice group, as well as the Regulated Substance Practice Group (RSPG). Howard concentrates his practice on Insurance Defense Litigation and Property and Casualty defense and focuses on the representation of employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers. Howard and the RSPG team have been intricately involved in state legislation, legal issues and analysis related to Florida’s medical marijuana regulation and related business operations. The RSPG team will tackle possible issues that may arise from legalization of medical marijuana as it relates to businesses, including potential workers’ compensation claims, labor and employment matters, litigation, and general liability matters.
Howard maintains an active litigation and trial caseload, in addition to his direct involvement and strategic consultation in the firm’s growth and direction. Howard has been instrumental in the firm’s expansion and evolution from a statewide practice to one with a national presence. His entrepreneurial vision has led to the formation of several successful practice areas within the firm. He regularly consults with entrepreneurs, growth-oriented companies and executives to build and strengthen their businesses. Howard leverages his trial and entrepreneurial experience to help companies and entrepreneurs anticipate legal risk and plan around any potential issues.
Howard is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. He is certified by the State of Florida to provide continuing education courses and conducts seminars for clients on a variety of insurance defense matters. Howard has been featured in the Boca Raton Observer (September/October 2012), the Palm Beach Post (July 26, 2011) and Smart Business Magazine (March 2011).