Ariz Court of Appeals judge, ASU law alum Randall Howe to have investiture

Judge Randall M. Howe, who sits on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1, and is a 1988 graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor of Law at Arizona State University, will have his investiture on Sept. 27. He was appointed to the Court by Gov. Jan Brewer in May.

Howe’s investiture will be at the Disability Empowerment Center, at 5025 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Dean Douglas Sylvester of the College of Law said Howe’s background and experience make him ideal for the court.

“Randy has had a distinguished career in government service and was a logical choice for this key judicial position,” Sylvester said. “I have no doubt that he will continue to serve with the same degree of honor and integrity that has made him such a well-respected figure in Arizona.”

Howe joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008, and became the Deputy Appellate Chief the following year. He represents the federal government in the U.S. Court of Appeals and supervises criminal and civil appellate matters handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Phoenix and Flagstaff offices.

Howe was with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office from 1988 to 2008, where he served as Chief Counsel of the Criminal Appeals Section, Appellate Supervisor of the Liability Management Section, and Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Appeals Section. Throughout his tenure in the Attorney General’s Office, Howe represented the State of Arizona in courts on multiple levels – and successfully argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 1998, he served as Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Howe was an associate with the law firm of Storey & Ross, P.C.

Other notable accomplishments include serving on the Board of Directors for both the Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (2005-present), being named a Distinguished Public Lawyer by the State Bar of Arizona (2007), and serving on the Attorney General Opinion Review Committee (1989-1999).

Howe graduated summa cum laude from the ASU College of Business in 1985, and received his law degree from the College of Law in 1988.