Overview

Ms. Howells focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She also has experience in the area of media law and has handled litigation involving a variety of First Amendment issues. She has dealt with multiple aspects of state and federal practice, including drafting discovery requests and responses, pleadings, dispositive and non-dispositive motion practice, and appeals.

Prior to joining Gibbons, Ms. Howells served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, P.J.A.D., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, where she became intimately familiar with appellate practice. While there, she was responsible for a variety of tasks, such as drafting memoranda and conducting legal research concerning a wide range of legal issues.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
    • Notes Editor, Seton Hall Law Legislative Journal
    • Recipient, Presidential Scholarship
  • Colgate University (B.A., cum laude)
    • Recipient, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

John C. Lifland Inn of Court
Pupil

Civic / Charitable Activities

NJ LEEP
Mentor

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, P.J.A.D., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, Morristown, NJ, 2013-2014

Judicial extern to the Honorable Cathy L. Waldor, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2012