Michael T. Howard

Michael T. Howard
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Mike Howard is a Principal with Winston & Cashatt. Mike is a resident of Coeur d’ Alene, where he manages the Winston & Cashatt office located at 250 Northwest Blvd., Suite 206.

Mike represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex general litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, construction defects, and insurance coverage disputes. Mike is licensed in Washington, Idaho and Montana, and practices in both state and federal courts.

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Idaho in 1992, and his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1999. Mike served as a judicial law clerk for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Cathy Silak in 1999-2000, and has been in private practice since.

Mike is an accomplished litigator, having been inducted into two prominent trial organizations: the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Fellowship to the ACTL is by invitation only and the membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of Idaho. Membership to the ABOTA is also by invitation to those having a threshold number of civil trials tried to jury verdict. Mike is also active in the legal community, having served as President of the Idaho State Bar, President of the First District Bar, and various other Board positions.

Professional and Civic Activities

Washington State Bar Association

Idaho State Bar Association

Montana State Bar Association

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Member, American Board Trial Advocates

President, Idaho State Bar (2018-2019)

Idaho State Bar Commissioner (2016-2019)

President, Idaho First District Bar Association (2014-2016)

Idaho First District Bar Association Officer (2013-2014)

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Regional Director (2007 – 2018)

John P. Gray American Inn of Court, Board Member (2014 – Current)

Reported Cases

Robins v. Home Care of Washington, Inc., 152 Wash.App. 1012 (Div. 3 2009)

Flaugh v. Basin Ins. Association, Inc., 143 Wash.App. 1058 (Div. 3, 2008)

Blizzard v. Lundeby, MD, 156 Idaho 204, 322 P.3d 286 (2014)

Golub v. Kirk-Scott, Ltd., 157 Idaho 966 342 P.3d 893 (2015)

Golub v. Kirk-Hughes Development, LLC, 158 Idaho 73, 343 P.3d 1080 (2015)

Hayes v. City of Plummer, 159 Idaho 168, 357 P.3d 1276 (2015)

Areas of Emphasis

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Personal Injury

Insurance Defense

Construction Defects

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability


University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1999

University of Idaho, B.S. in Zoology with a Chemistry minor, 1991

Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts

Idaho State Courts

Montana State Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 American College of Trial Lawyers

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