D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

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Biography

Kirby Howard is an associate in the Mobile office who practices with an emphasis on general insurance defense, including premises liability, construction, insurance coverage, product liability, wrongful death, and automobile liability cases. Mr. Howard is licensed in Alabama and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama. Some notable cases in which Mr. Howard was involved include, Tucker v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2012 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 33; and Sconiers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74034.Mr. Howard is on the Young Lawyers Board of Directors for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. In addition, he is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Howard has co-authored several publications and presentations including; To Twombly or not to Twombly; That is the Question, featured in the September 2009 issue of DRI’s “For The Defense” magazine; and Multi-Circuit Litigation: Advocating for a State System of Claim Aggregation, which was presented at the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association’s 2008 Annual Meeting.

Mr. Howard grew up in Florence, Alabama, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama where he was a member of the Student Government Association, Interfraternity Council, and Kappa Alpha Order. He received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 2006.

Locally, Mr. Howard was a member of the 2012 Greater Mobile MS Leadership Class and has served on the Senior Bowl Committee. Mr. Howard and his family attend St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He is married to the former Elizabeth Murray of Mobile, Alabama, and they have to children, Maggie and Susan. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending Alabama football games, barbecuing, and reading about military history.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • General Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
251-338-2721  Phone
(251) 338-2722  Fax
www.ball-ball.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2648, Mobile, AL 36652
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 2003
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
2006, Alabama; United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
ISLN:
921968312

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (12)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/24/15 in Personal Injury Defense on 08/24/15

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 08/23/15 in Civil Litigation on 08/23/15

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/21/15 in Personal Injury Defense on 08/21/15

    Kirby is a very effective litigator. He brings a practical sensibility to handling claims and consequently obtains efficient results for his clients.

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    Kirby is a very effective litigator. He brings a practical sensibility to handling claims and consequently obtains efficient results for his clients.

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 08/21/15 in Defense Litigation on 08/21/15

    Kirby is an excellent lawyer with a quick wit who is a joy to work with. He is a strong advocate for his client while he still practices law with civility for other lawy...

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    Kirby is an excellent lawyer with a quick wit who is a joy to work with. He is a strong advocate for his client while he still practices law with civility for other lawyers and respect for the Court. It is a difficult line to walk but Kirby does so with ease. I give him my highest recommendation even if he is an obnoxious Alabama fan.

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 08/21/15 in General Practice on 08/21/15

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 08/31/15 in Defense Litigation on 08/31/15

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    4.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/21/15 in Personal Injury Defense on 08/21/15

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 08/30/15 in Personal Liability Defense on 08/30/15

    Kirby is a pleasure to work with and is very respectfull to all parties and attorneys involved in the case. He is active in Bar activties and is supportive in community a...

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    Kirby is a pleasure to work with and is very respectfull to all parties and attorneys involved in the case. He is active in Bar activties and is supportive in community activites. He is a good lawyer and leader in the Mobile Bar association

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/31/15 in Civil Litigation on 08/31/15

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  • D. Kirby Howard, Jr.

    4.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/29/15 in Defense Litigation on 08/29/15

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