Howard Blau, the motorcycle riding attorney-at-law and owner of Howard Blau Law, is committed to making a difference in people’s lives – and he does so by taking on complex cases that hold negligent people, large corporations, and insurance companies accountable for serious injuries and wrongful deaths.
Consistently voted a Ventura County Star’s Readers Choice Award winner, Howard accredits this coveted recognition to his devotion to fighting for the underdog and treating his clients with the respect they deserve.
“I have always been a strong believer in fairness and doing the morally right thing,” says Blau. “By representing injured people on a contingency fee, who could never afford the rates of the best attorneys, allows me the opportunity to act out my beliefs while giving hard-working, everyday people the opportunity to be represented and to balance out the scales against the insurance industry’s unfair practices.”
Howard’s interest in personal injury law stemmed from his childhood. Born in Los Angeles, California, as a teenager he spent countless hours at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse fascinated by the real-life serious dramas unfolding during the trials he would watch. A firsthand witness to a young pedestrian getting hit by a car, Howard formed his compassionate legal philosophy early on, reflecting on the heartache her family must have experienced upon learning of her death.
After graduating from the University of Southern California, Howard was uncertain of his career path like many people that age. He needed some time to think things through and decided to take a job at a motorcycle shop because he loved the freedom he felt each time he rode through the canyons with his buddies. This is where he developed his in-depth technical understanding of motorcycles that further fueled his open road passion through today.
Howard’s early exposure to the courtroom system, combined with his desire to help people whose lives have been turned upside down after being wrongfully hurt, eventually led him to pursue a legal career. He attended the University Of Pacific McGeorge School Of Law in Sacramento, and graduated with honors.
He returned to Southern California to begin his career representing serious injury victims and their families. Today he often spends his weekends riding the twisting roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, following up on cases, and helping clients get their lives back on track.