Gary Howard has spent his 25-year legal career representing corporations in class actions; complex litigation; fraud and bad-faith actions; contract, business and lost-profits disputes; mass torts actions; and life, health, disability and long-term care insurance cases. He prides himself on getting to know each client’s business and on being able to build relationships of trust and mutual respect at all levels within his clients’ organizations.
Gary is a member of Bradley’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and serves as the Insurance team leader. Gary is admitted to practice in the state courts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. In addition, Gary has defended companies in a wide variety of matters – both simple and complex – in state and federal courts across the country.
Gary is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), an invitation-only association for lawyers and insurance executives who represent corporate and insurance interests around the world. He is active in and has served as a leader in a variety of industry-focused and legal organizations, including the Defense Research Institute (DRI); American Bar Association (ABA); Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC); Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) and American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). He has served or is serving as an ABA House of Delegates member; ABA Life Insurance Law Committee Chair; ALIC ABA delegate; DRI Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee member; DRI Diversity Expo Chair; and DRI Alabama State Membership Chair. Gary is a frequent speaker and author for a variety of organizations, including DRI, ABA, ACLI, and the Institute for Complex Litigation.
Gary is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion. He serves on Bradley’s Diversity Task Force and as a member of the DRI Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee. He also served as the 2018 DRI Diversity Expo Chair.
Gary has been chosen by his peers as one of the Birmingham Bar's best lawyers in the insurance field, and he is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated.