Jordan T.J. Howes



Jordan T.J. Howes has been named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2023. Jordan is an experienced commercial litigator, representing plaintiffs and defendants, both large and small, before federal and state courts, FINRA, and arbitration. Jordan has spent his career counseling clients in all phases of litigation, including pre-suit analysis, discovery, taking and defending depositions, motions practice, and trial, securing favorable judgments and settlement agreements. Jordan has represented clients in a diverse array of settings, including business disputes, constitutional issues, state financing issues, banking and finance, and construction, to name a few. Jordan graduated from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2010 with a degree in business and minor in finance. He then attended Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where he focused on economics and international relations. After graduating in the top of his class, Jordan moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended Tulane University Law School, graduating in 2015. Because of his education and experience, Jordan brings a unique perspective to resolve complex disputes for his clients.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully tried a lawsuit against a Texas city for violations of the Texas Government Code and Texas Open Meetings Act relating to their issuance of tax anticipation notes in the amount of $260mm.
  • Successfully settled complex fraudulent transfer claims on behalf of trustee.
  • Effectively defended a multi-billion-dollar defamation lawsuit involving state-action.
  • Successfully defended broker-dealer in connection with a lawsuit for securities violations and fraud stemming from broker’s ultra vires acts.
  • Successfully defended large investment bank in connection with a lawsuit for fraud and breach of contract stemming from the attempted sale of royalty interests by a trustee.
  • Successfully defended large construction and engineering company for breach of contract and fraud, obtaining favorable settlement agreement.


J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2015
M.P.P., Economics and International Relations, Pepperdine University, 2012
B.S., Business Administration and Finance, Fontbonne University, 2010

Court Admissions


United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Judicial Clerkships

22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana, Judge Mary C. Devereux, 2013


General Counsel’s Office of the American Petroleum Institute, 2013

Manela Law Firm, 2014

Professional & Community Involvement

Houston Young Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association
American Bar Association

Previous Affiliations

Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, LLP
The Fuentes Firm, PLLC