Our Team

About Our Team

While our offices are located in Omaha we have team members nationwide. These team members are dedicated professionals that we have successfully worked with to bring the best possible outcome to our clients.

Our nationwide team members include but are not limited to the following professions:

  • Physicians
  • Medical Specialists
  • Engineers
  • Accident Reconstructionists
  • Private Investigators
  • Accountants

Steven H. Howard

Attorney at Law

Born in Ellsworth, Kansas. Steve Howard is a 1985 graduate of Creighton University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, completing Creighton’s 3-3 program, he graduated law school in 1987. As a deputy public defender, he tried four jury trials in his first year out of law school, prevailing on three of them. He holds one of the largest jury verdicts in the history of Nebraska.

He has helped shape the law for Nebraska children whose parents are killed on the job. He has handled complex legal cases for clients whose conditions include lumbar and cervical fusion, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, ventricular septal defects, joint replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, pars defect, discectomy, laminectomy, fractured ribs, radicular pain, complex regional pain syndrome, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, traumatic brain injury, closed head injury, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and other complicated medical diagnoses. Steve believes it important for the lawyer to understand what the client is going through in order to properly present their case in a court of law. He has settled and tried civil cases in state and federal court for over 25 years. He grew up in central Nebraska and his office is in Omaha but his work over the years includes cases in Douglas, Lancaster, Gage, Dodge, Hall, Adams, Platte, Colfax, Lincoln, Nemaha, Custer, Valley, Garfield, Scottsbluff, Antelope, Dakota, Sarpy, Cass, Clay, Phelps, Buffalo and Johnson Counties.

Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation
Automobile Accident
Insurance Litigation and Catastrophic and Life Altering Injuries
Social Security

Bar Admissions

Nebraska, 1987
Iowa, 2012

Education

Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska – 1987
Creighton University
B.S. – 1985
Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

Nebraska State Bar
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Association for Justice
Workers’ Injury Litigation Group

Bilma Garcia

Paralegal

Bilma has over five years of experience as a legal assistant/paralegal. She currently assists Attorney Steve with workers’ compensation files, including some personal injury and medical malpractice cases. She has a supportive role in every aspect of a file including assisting with document production, drafting pleadings and court applications, preparing lists of documents and communicating with clients.

Prior to working for Steve Howard Law, Bilma worked in a Georgia law firm where she worked on workers’ compensation, personal injury, and family-based immigration cases.

Bilma is very passionate about helping the Hispanic community. Her top priority is to make sure our clients are always being taken care of appropriately.

 

Education

Bellevue University, Business, pursuing
Metropolitan Community College, A.A.S. in General Studies, 2017, Phi Theta Kappa honor graduate
University of Georgia, Legal Studies program, Paralegal Certificate, 2013
West Georgia Technical College, other certificates awarded, 2013 and 2014

 

Professional Affiliations

Notary Public for the State of Nebraska

Karina Gomez

Receptionist

Karina is a bilingual receptionist here at Steve Howard Law and enjoys greeting our clients. She is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at University of Phoenix. She loves working as part of the team and most enjoys being a part of helping others.