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In Your Corner

You will always have access to your attorney, who will make sure that you feel as comfortable and informed as possible through all of your legal needs.

We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.


For the first fourteen years of his legal career, Derek Howard worked in the Oakland County Circuit Court.  In his role as Judicial Staff Attorney, Derek worked in widely varying areas of the law, including: business, complex commercial, class actions, mergers/acquisitions, contract,  general civil, criminal, appellate, family, adoption, and juvenile delinquency.

Derek is professional, understanding, and compassionate and uses his extensive experience to help his business and individual clients achieve their goals as expeditiously and efficiently as possible.

Since 2007, Derek has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School - teaching three different legal research and writing classes.

Derek has also completed 48 hours of SCAO-approved general civil mediation training and serves as a facilitator/mediator.

Derek is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association.  He is Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and actively involved with the Business Court and Counsel Committee.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial
  • Contract Matters
  • Transactional
  • Civil Settlements
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Appeals
  • Mediation
  • Facilitation

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The Howard Law Firm, PLC

838 W Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

(248) 237-7300