Mr. Howard’s practice at Walker & Doepfner is focused on estate planning, estate administration, and probate litigation. In addition, he has an extensive background in defense litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas. He is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern and Western United States District Courts of Texas.
Mr. Howard began his professional career in 1987 working in financial planning and auditing on defense projects for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas until he entered law school in 1991. After completing his J.D. Degree in 1994 he worked for Smith & Underwood LLC and Gioffredi & Associates. In 1999 Rick started his own law firm, Howard & Associates, focused on defense litigation, family law, and small estate planning. In 2011 he joined the staff of Watermark Church in Dallas where he directed all of Watermark’s international ministry efforts until he returned to private practice with Walker & Doefner at the end of 2017.
- B.B.A in Accounting from Baylor University, 1987
- Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University’s Paul Hebert School of Law, 1994