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Wayne Howell, Esq.
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Wayne Howell is a native of New Jersey. He grew up in the Monmouth County town of Hazlet, spending many summer days at the Jersey Shore beach of Sandy Hook and on the boardwalk at Asbury Park. As an adult, he resided in the Union County town of Westfield until moving to Arizona in 2000.

Wayne has had a wide variety of life experiences and diverse occupations. In high school, after football and wrestling seasons, he worked on a local farm, where he cultivated plants in the greenhouse, sold them in the garden center, and operated the garden center’s power equipment repair shop.

With an academic scholarship, Wayne attended Columbia University and lived in New York City for several years after high school, before the restlessness of youth called to him.

He worked on a General Motors assembly line, operated a construction, landscape and snow removal business, ran a seashore summer hotel and worked with an engineering firm before adopting two children from Peru.

Another business helping families adopt in Peru saw Wayne to the finish of his undergraduate education at Rutgers University, with an interdisciplinary major in sociology and Spanish. He graduated With Highest Honors, was given the school’s annual award for excellence in sociology, and was elected to the Alpha Sigma Lambda and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.

Wayne received his Juris Doctor degree from the Rutgers School of Law in 1995 while running an international travel agency.

Admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, he managed a legal service business until 2004, when he was admitted to the Arizona Bar and began representing accident victims full time.

Wayne's Arizona personal injury practice began at the South Phoenix office of Hastings & Hastings, where he soon went from beginner to supervising the six-person office,  serving both English and Spanish-speaking clients.  During Wayne's tenure the office became both productive and profitable.  Always restless, Wayne began repairing the firm's ailing computers in his free time.

2006 saw Wayne transferred to take the reins of the firm's largest office, in the Phoenix West Valley.  With three attorneys, the twelve person office served clients as far away as Tonopah and Wickenburg.  The office's proximity to Luke Air Force base and the Sun Cities requires attorneys to gain a thorough working knowledge of the intricacies of health insurance plans, from Tricare and Medicare to AHCCCS and both private and government employer-sponsored plans.

At the end of 2008, after being a top producer at the firm for the previous two years, Wayne opened the firm's newest office in Surprise -- bringing top-flight personal injury legal services to this corner of the Valley.

Having served clients from Baseline Road to Black Canyon City and from Tatum Boulevard to Tonopah, the question of where to open his new firm's first office was a tough one.  The solution?  Bring the office to the client!