Dixon R. Howell

(408) 979-7800
  • 40+ Years Experience
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Varied Community Service
  • Professional Excellence Recognition
  • Lecturer and Author

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Attorney at Law

Dixon Howell received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, Business Economics and Accounting, from Claremont McKenna College. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law).

Mr. Howell originally was associated with the firm of Lawler, Felix and Hall in Los Angeles. He then began his practice in San Jose as a founding partner of Howell, Hallgrimson and Rubenstein (later Howell and Hallgrimson), where he initially served as Chair of the Litigation Department and later as Chair of the Corporate Department. Mr. Howell founded the Business Law Group in 1990.

Mr. Howell has over 40 years of experience in corporate and business law, real estate law, estate planning, tax law, and civil litigation. He provides wide-ranging experience, seasoned judgment, and a wealth of contacts in the greater San Jose business and legal community.

Mr. Howell is a frequent lecturer on business law topics and the author of articles in various publications including the Journal of Taxation and San Jose Business.

Mr. Howell's community activities and involvements have included Chairman of the Board, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Chamber's Political Action Committee (COMPAC), Rotary International, Silicon Valley Capital Club, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Mr. Howell is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Howell is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated. An AV rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. (AV® Preeminent ™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. See www.martindale.com/ratings.) 

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