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Member Profile: Barry L. Howard

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Howard Tate Sowell Wilson Leathers & Johnson, PLLC
201 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37219
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Tel: (615) 256-1125
Fax: (615) 244-5467

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Barry L. Howard has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Barry Howard has practiced law for over 36 years. During that time his practice has primarily consisted of representing parties in all types of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, professional liability and business litigation. He has tried over 200 civil cases to jury verdict.  As a practicing attorney he has participated in many mediations as the attorney representing a party in the litigation. This has given him a unique opportunity to observe and learn the things important to everyone participating in the mediation process.  

Mr. Howard is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed civil mediator. As a mediator he has mediated personal injury, medical malpractice, professional liability, construction disputes, insurance coverage, employment, civil rights and commercial disputes. The scope of these mediations includes catastrophic injury cases, multi-million dollar commercial transactions, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice cases and numerous less severe personal injury cases.


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville - B.S. in Business Administration, 1975 (major: accounting; minor: finance)
  • University of Tennessee, College of Law - J.D., 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) ------ Professional Liability Committee and Steering    Committee
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) -----------  Member: Products Liability Committee and Professional Liability Committee
  • Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators


$310 per hour; $155 per hour for travel for distances further than 50 miles


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Barry L. Howard is a member of our TN chapter, Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of preeminent neutrals. The TAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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