Anne B. Howard, Esq.

Anne B. Howard is an attorney representing clients in all aspects of family law, including child custody, child and spousal support, legal separation, divorce, and property division and allocation.

Anne B. Howard is a Senior Associate Attorney with JWB Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of family law, including marital agreements, mediation, paternity, wills and trust, and limited scope cases.

Anne has over 20 years of experience practicing family law and has represented clients in guardianship and conservatorship issues, family and dissolution matters, and residency or estate planning in Ecuador. She also has years of experience strategizing the best outcomes for clients, whether that journey involves litigation or mediation.

From her years of experience litigating within the court system to working through the complexities of mediation, Anne works diligently to put the needs of your family first. She strives for a peaceful and fair resolution to all family law cases, providing legal advice, knowledge, and guidance during your most trying times.

Anne received her English Credentials and earned her Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She served as the Vice President of the North County Chapter of Lawyers Club and a member of the San Diego and North County Bar Association. 

When not practicing law, Anne enjoys using her green thumb in her garden, enjoying scenic hikes, and baking. She is also involved in community organizations including the Encinitas Friends of Art, and Juvenile Court Book Club.

Anne B. Howard, Esq

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Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California, June 2000


  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Professional Associations

  • San Diego Bar Association
  • North County Bar Association

Areas of Expertise

When you need a family law attorney, Anne B. Howard can help you with a specifically tailored, comprehensive resolution to your case. Areas of focus include:

Divorce Law

Asset and Property Division

  • Characterization of separate property
  • Characterization of community property
  • Valuation of property

Child Support

  • Child support enforcement
  • Child support modifications


The Importance of the CFLS Designation

A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriagechild and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.

Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.