Joshua C. Howard

Josh Howard


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Areas of Concentration:

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Business Formation and Governance, Real Estate, Agricultural Law, Elder Law

General Background Information:

Clients look to Josh in planning their personal, financial, business, and family matters.  Josh works with clients to construct and implement estate plans to best meet their needs and transfer their wealth efficiently.  Josh has drafted hundreds of trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and living wills to effectuate his clients’ wishes.  He also has the experience necessary to walk his clients through the legal requirements and asset-transfer process for probate estates and trust administrations.  Josh assists small-business owners with the formation of limited liability companies, S corporations, partnerships, and other entities.  Josh’s practice further focuses on real estate transactions and agricultural law issues.

Josh met his wife, Jill, in college, and they moved to Salina in 2009, where he began his practice with Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered.  They enjoy spending time with their two children, Elizabeth and Luke.


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A. Mathematics & B.S.Ed. Mathematics Education, High Distinction, 2006)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., Highest Distinction, 2009)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Nebraska Law Review Executive Editor

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • “Estate Planning Ramifications of the Tax Reform Act of 2010”
  • “Farm Succession Planning”
  • “Asset Protection & Estate Planning for Physicians”
  • “Twelve Common Estate Planning Mistakes”
  • “Basics of Nonprofit Formation”
  • “Estate and Medicaid Planning:  What You Need to Know”


  • First Covenant Church
    • Member (2009 – present)
  • Rolling Hills Zoo
    • Board Member (2018 – present)
  • Greater Salina Community Foundation
    • Board Member (2022 – present)
    • Finance Committee Member (2021 – present)
  • Leadership Salina (2010)