William Seth Howard


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Born in Aurora, Illinois, admitted to the Illinois State Bar; admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


B.S., Cell Biology; M.A. in political philosophy from the University of Illinois and a J.D., cum laude from Loyola University College of Law, 2007. Seth also serves as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a commissioned Kentucky Colonel.



    Chicago Bar Association

    Illinois Association of Defense Counsel


    Does the Automatic Stay of the Bankruptcy Code Trigger the Illinois Savings Statute: Why the Illinois Supreme Court needs to address the issue, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Spring, 2011.

    The Student Loan Bubble and the Race to Princeton Law School, George Mason Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Spring, 2011.

    The Commercial Loss Doctrine: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury...look at this tangle of thorns, DePaul Business and Commercial Law journal, Summer 2010, 8 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 339.

    The Commercial Loss Doctrine: Recent trends, DRI Commercial Litigation Issue.

    Preparing a Motion for Summary Judgment: when a plaintiff passes away before giving causation testimony, DRI The Voice, Issue 9, Volume 46.

    The Contract Specifications Defense, DRI Whisper.

    International Manufactures Beware, DRI, Think Globally Section.

    Product Liability Case Law Updates, U.S. 7th Circuit, DRI Product Liability Conference: The Masters of Product Liability Litigation.

    Two New Cases on Tortious Interference Analyze the Parties' Burdens of Proof and Extend and Conditional Privilege of Corporate Officers to an LLC, IDC Commercial Law Newsletter, October, 2012.

    Spoliation of evidence in Illinois: Getting tossed out of court because you tossed out your junk, IDC Quarterly, Fourth Quarter 2012.

    IDC Employment Law Newsletter, January 2013.

    Presenting a Federal Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative for a Deposition - March 2015.

    Litigation Strategy with Settling Defendants - March 2015.


    Trucking Boot Camps - March 2015, Denver, Colorado - Defending The Low Impact Case: Beware of Hidden Exposure.