Sandra Cole Howard, Of Counsel

                        Sandra Cole Howard

409.654.6700
Beaumont Office

Sandra C. Howard is a Golden Triangle native who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Lamar University in 1993.  She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in 1998, graduating with honors.  Sandra was named Best Oralist in the 1997 Spurgeon Bell Moot Court Competition.  She received first place in the 1997 Starr Insurance Law National Moot Court Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the 1998 Craven Constitutional Law National Moot Court Competition.  Sandra is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity.  Sandra practiced with Zeleskey, Cornelius, Hallmark, Roper & Hicks, L.L.P. in Lufkin, Texas before joining GERMER in 1999 where she is now of counsel.  She is a member of Jefferson County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and Texas Association of Defense Counsel.  Sandy was selected by her peers as a "Texas Rising Star" in 2007 as published in Texas Monthly Magazine and has been appointed Municipal Judge for the City of Lumberton.

Sandra practices in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, toxic tort and premises liability. She is also a certified mediator.

Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 1999

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas - 1998
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts 
    • United States District Court for the  Eastern District of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Family Law Mediator

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
    • Juris Doctor - with honors - 1998
  • Lamar University
    • Bachelor of Science - summa cum laude - Political Science - 1993

Recognitions and Honors

  • "Texas Rising Star" as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2007 - 2008

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (admitted 1998)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Interests

  • Animal rescue

Civic Involvement

  • Alternate Municipal Court Judge, Lumberton, Texas
  • Woodcrest United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees (3 terms)
  • Foster mother for the Southeast Texas Humane Society

Contact Information

Email Address:
Phone:
409.654.6700
Location:
Beaumont Office