employment law attorney in employment law in Minneapolis and labor and employment law.
Howard L. Bolter graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1988. Howard was admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in 1990. He is a Labor and Employment Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Howard focuses his practice on employment law, including all forms of discrimination and harassment in the work place, employee benefits such as short and long term disability claims, as well as many other employer-employee issues. Howard represents mainly individuals against their employers, but does represent a small number of employers, as well.
Howard is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a volunteer attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Network in Minnesota. Howard is past chair, vice-chair and program chair for the Governing Council of the Labor and Employment Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, past chair, vice chair and program chair for the Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, and past co-chairperson of the Ramsey County Labor and Employment Law Section. He is currently a Board member on the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification and one of the original Board members of the Labor and Employment Certification Board for the Minnesota State Bar Association. Howard is a long time member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (both national and state chapters) and is a past board member and secretary/treasurer for the Minnesota chapter.
Howard is a frequent lecturer on employment issues. He was Selected as Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics in 2001, a Super Lawyer from 2002-2014 and is A/V rated by Martindale Hubbell. Howard is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States and is one of a very small percentage of attorneys to have argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Raygor v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, 534 U.S. 533 (2002).
Howard has served as a mentor for young attorneys through the University of St. Thomas Law School for the past six years. He has devoted many hours each year to pro bono legal activities, creating programs for the Labor and Employment Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Associaton. Howard has also served on the board of Walk In Counseling Center for the past five years.