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Howard Pashman



Howard Pashman is an associate in the Firm’s litigation practice.

Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Howard practiced commercial litigation in Chicago, where he represented both individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of matters and in all phases of litigation.  Howard has also published scholarly works on early American legal history, and he has taught history at Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame.  Howard’s practice experience, coupled with his scholarly experience researching and writing, allows him to be a thoughtful and persuasive advocate for his clients.

While in law school, Howard interned for the Honorable Peter Doyne, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County. 

Howard earned his B.A., M.A. (History), Ph.D. (History), and J.D. from Northwestern University.  He also received an M.Phil. (Historical Studies) from the University of Cambridge, Clare College.  Following law school, Howard was the Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow in Law and Society at Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington.  Howard wrote a book on the legal history of the American Revolution, Building a Revolutionary State:  The Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783 (University of Chicago Press, 2018). 

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • M.Phil. in Historical Studies, University of Cambridge, Clare College, 2004
  • B.A in History, Northwestern University, 2002
  • J.D and Ph.D, Northwestern University, 2013