Albany & Columbia County Attorneys :: Freeman Howard, PC

Andrew B. HowardAndrew B. Howard, Esq.

T:  (518) 828-2021
F:  (518) 828-2420

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Legal Assistant
Mary Barford

Professional Experience

Andrew B. Howard, a founding member of the law firm, practices extensively in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level. Andrew is also actively involved in the areas of land use planning, complex commercial and residential real estate law and lending, business planning, estate planning and municipal law . Andrew presently serves as municipal counsel to the Towns of Canaan, Clermont, Kinderhook and New Lebanon and serves as Deputy County Attorney to the County of Columbia.  Andrew has been named to Hudson Valley Magazine’s Superlawyers list in 2011 and 2012.


Andrew is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to the Northern, Southern and Eastern U.S. District Courts for the State of New York.  Andrew is a member of the Columbia County Bar Association and Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.  Andrew serves as legal counsel to many non-profit organizations, including the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, Philmont Rescue Squad, Ichabod Crane Booster Club, and Valatie Community Theatre.


B.A., cum laude, Government – St. Lawrence University (1991).
J.D., cum laude - Albany Law School of Union University (1994).

Community Involvement

Cathedral of All Saints – Albany, New York
Board of Directors Northern Columbia Little League
President – Friends of the Choir, Cathedral of All Saints
Board of Directors Northern Columbia Little League
Chairman – Columbia Co. Chamber Economic Development-Govt. Affairs Committee
Past President – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
Instructor - Columbia Hudson Partnership Micro-Business Program
Instructor – American Institute of Banking
Instructor – National Business Institute
Youth Coach – Northern Columbia Little League and Columbia Clippers Travel Baseball

Andrew and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Kinderhook with their sons, Christopher and Paul.