Deceased June 25, 1926 ~ August 21, 2017
One of the most experienced lawyers in the state of Utah, Jackson Howard has also earned the reputation of being among the top attorneys in the state. He established the original law firm of Howard and Lewis, which in 1973 became Howard, Lewis & Petersen, P.C., which is today the oldest law firm in Utah County. Over the past 50 years Jackson has held many prestigious positions within the legal community, such as District Attorney, Utah State Bar Commissioner, Utah State Legislative Counsel, Utah State District Attorney’s Association, Board of Governors, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, and Special Assistant Attorney General for Condemnation.
Jackson Howard has 6 children, two of whom are lawyers, one being a judge. Jackson knows well the sacrifice of military service; his eldest son died while in service to our country, and his youngest son was deployed for 18 months to the Iraq region. Jackson enjoys reading, skiing, playing tennis and bicycle riding. He is also a model train enthusiast, having built a large model train city in the basement of his home.
Jackson has received many honors and awards throughout his distinguished career. Among them are:
- Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1984
- Lawyer of the Year, 1984
- Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Inner Circle of Advocates. This organization is an exclusive group consisting of the 100 best trial lawyers in the nation, as chosen by their peers. Jackson is the only Utah member of this organization.
Jackson was born in 1926 in Lynndyl, Utah, but grew up in Provo, Utah. He majored in business at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, and received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1950.