Jacqueline Howe

Jacqueline F. Howe Esq.

Adjunct Professor of Law


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Jacqueline Howe joined Katz Barron in 2013.  She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and has been practicing law since 1997.  Jacqueline is a commercial litigator whose practice includes representing clients in a broad range of litigation matters in both Federal and State courts.  In addition to her extensive litigation experience, she has briefed many appeals in the State of Florida and has tried many matters in alternate dispute resolution forums such as the American Arbitration Association.

Jacqueline’s experience includes representation of national and local companies in a variety of business disputes.  For example, she has represented clients in complex commercial and civil matters including contract disputes, partnership disputes, franchise disputes, employment disputes and real estate related disputes.  Jacqueline is also a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil meditator, and is an adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. 

Areas of practice:

Complex and General Commercial Litigation

Non-Competition Agreement Litigation

Employment Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Outside General Counsel

Representative Experience

Outside General Counsel to Florida’s largest business brokerage company.  Lead trial counsel for business brokerage company in defense of action brought by purchaser of medical practice for claims of fraud, negligence and breach of statutory obligations.  Successfully obtained a dismissal of action.

Trial counsel to national franchise company encompassing several national franchise brands.  Lead trial counsel in arbitration proceeding for franchise company involving claims for breach of franchise agreement by franchisee, which resulted in successful award to client.

Lead trial counsel in successfully obtaining injunctive relief against South Florida newspaper and career based website on emergency basis.

Member of trial counsel team that successfully obtained 1 million dollar award on summary judgment in federal court for plaintiff on fraud claim against local utility company.

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1997

Michigan, 1997 (inactive)

U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Broward County Court Certified Arbitrator

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997

Rutgers University, B.A., 1990

Reported Cases

Int’l Bullion & Metal Brokers, Inc. v West Pointe Land, LLC, 846 So.2d 1276 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)

Yachting Promotions, Inc. v. Broward Yachts, Inc.  876 So.2d 624 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)

Christopher Advertising Group, Inc. v. R & B Holding Co., Inc. , 883 So.2d 867 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004).

Published Articles

Gross Negligence and Willful and Wanton Misconduct – Thanks to Jennings v. Southwood, Michigan Now Knows What They Mean, Michigan State Law Review, Issue 4, Vol. 1995.

Recovered Memories and the Psychologists That Create Them:  A Study of the Repressed Memory Controversy, Michigan State Law Review, Issue 1, Vol. 1997. 


Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Trustee, 2013 to present

Business Brokers of Florida, Member, 2013 to present

Broward County Bar Association – Member, 2011 to present

Broward County Bar Association – Member, Legislative Affairs    Committee, 2011

The Pantry of Broward – Member, Ambassador’s Council – 2009 to 2012

The YMCA of Broward County – Member, Board of Directors, 2010 to present

The YMCA of Broward County – Member, Executive Committee, 2012 to present

The YMCA of Broward County – Member, Advancement Committee, 2011, to present

The YMCA of Broward County – Founder and Co-Chair, The Y Society, 2012

Legal Aid Services of Broward County/Coast to Coast Legal Aid – member, Board of Directors, 2011 to present

Legal Aid Services of Broward County/Coast to Coast Legal Aid – Chair, NEXT, 2009 to 2012

Legal Aid Services of Broward County/Coast to Coast Legal Aid – Member, Executive Council (NEXT Liaison), 2009 to present

Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association, Board Member, 2003 to  2006

 Florida Bar Quality of Life and Career Committee, Member, 2005 to 2007

 Pet Set, a division of the Humane Society of Broward County, Board Member, 1999 to 2001




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