Rob grew up in Port Huron and moved to West Michigan when he began working as a police officer in 1996. After almost 13 years on patrol, Rob returned to school, completing his undergrad at GVSU and his law degree at WMU's Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids. Rob specializes in employment law, handling claims under the FMLA, wage and hour claims, non-compete litigation, discrimination claims, Whistleblower claims, and sexual harassment cases. His personal injury experience ranges from dog bites to car crash injuries. After many years with Bos & Glazier, Rob moved to Cunningham Dalman in 2023 when the firms merged.
- Employment law
- Personal Injury
- Family Law
JD - Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School – 2012, cum laude
BS – Political Science, Grand Valley State University, with honors
USDC for the Western District of Michigan
USDC for the Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
State Bar of Michigan
Grand Rapids Bar Association
American Bar Association
Michigan Association for Justice
Super Lawyers 2021-2022 Rising Star
Best Lawyers in America, 2021, 2022, 2023
Cooperating Attorney for the Fair Housing Center of SW Michigan
Cooperating Attorney for the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
When Rob is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rachelle and their family of seven children who range from ages 22 to 2. Foster care is an important mission for the Howards and they hope to continue helping kids of West Michigan who need assistance for years to come. Rob enjoys taking his family camping, completing (or nearly completing) home improvement projects, reading, and travel. Rob has had a diverse employment path, having worked retail, warehouse, appliance repair, waiting tables, working as a police officer, managing an office, and of course his current work as an attorney.
In 2021 and 2022, Rob was selected of one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of labor and employment law and a 2021 and 2022 Michigan Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyer.
Contact: [email protected] (616) 458-6814