Andrew B. Howie
Andrew B. Howie is a shareholder with the firm of Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese P.C. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, in 1993, and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa in 1996. He is licensed to practice in Iowa (1996), the Northern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court of Iowa (1996), Eighth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals (1996), and the U.S. Supreme Court (1999). After graduating from law school in 1996, he served as a clerk for the Iowa District Court in Burlington for a year. Mr. Howie has practiced in Polk County since 1997.
He primarily practices in appellate law, having appeared in over 200 rulings from Federal and Iowa’s appellate courts, and hundreds of family law cases in trial court. He has been a member of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Family and Juvenile Law Section since 2002, having served as its Chair (2009–10), Vice-chair (2008–09), and chair of its Forms and Practice subcommittee (2004–08, 2010–present). He been a member of Iowa State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee since 2004 and served as its Chair from 2012 to 2013.
He was inducted into the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers as a Fellow in 2019. He also became a Fellow with American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2015. In 2019, the National Board of Trial Advocacy board-certified him as a Trial Advocate in Family Law.
He authored the Iowa State Bar Association’s “Family Law Manual”, published in 2008, 2012, and 2018, which is primary tool for judges and attorneys throughout Iowa.
- Iowa, 1996
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1996
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1998
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
- University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
- Honors: With Distinction
- Honors: Moot Court Board
- Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
- Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Iowa Supreme Court Family Law Case Processing Task Force, Steering Committee
- Iowa State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past-Chair, Past-Vice chair, Member
- Iowa State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Past-Chair, Member
- Iowa State Bar Association, Jury Instructions Committee, Member
- Iowa State Bar Association, Member
- Polk County Bar Association, Member
- Polk County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Iowa Association for Justice, Member
- American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
- Board Certified Advocate in Family Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Past Employment Positions
- Iowa Judicial District 8 (B), Law Clerk, 1996–1997
- Family Law Manual, published by the Iowa State Bar Association