Mr. Howland is a Senior Associate and Trial Counsel in MKC&I’s Syracuse, New York Office. He specializes in toxic tort claims involving asbestos, chemical exposures, environmental contamination, as well as the defense of personal injury, product manufacturer and supplier liability, corporate structure liability, and premises liability matters. He has tried several cases in Upstate New York defending difficult claims and obtaining favorable results, including a defense verdict in Buffalo, New York in October 2014 on behalf of a raw crocidolite asbestos fiber supplier defendant.
Mr. Howland was selected by Super Lawyers as an Upstate New York Rising Star in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters.
Prior to joining MKC&I, Mr. Howland worked as an Attorney and Trial Counsel for a boutique personal injury law firm in downtown Syracuse, New York where he successfully argued several multi-million dollar Labor Law and Piercing the Corporate Veil appeals in front of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York – Fourth Department.
Mr. Howland received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Oakland University in 2007, where he attended the Honors College and graduated with Departmental Honors. Mr. Howland received his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University in 2011, graduating as one of the first certificate recipients of Syracuse University’s Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and Media. While at Syracuse Law, Mr. Howland served as the Senior Article Editor for Impunity Watch, Syracuse Law’s human rights advocacy journal. During his first and second years at Syracuse Law, Mr. Howland served as a law clerk for the City of Syracuse’s Corporation Counsel’s Office. In his third year, he worked as a law clerk for solo-practitioner personal injury and general practice attorney in downtown Syracuse, New York where he briefed a criminal manslaughter appeal to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court – Third Department.
Mr. Howland is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of New York. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.