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  Shanker, Howard
NameHoward Shanker
Flagstaff, Arizona 86002, United States
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 30, 2011 03:13pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Straight -
InfoHoward Shanker is the son of a decorated WWII veteran, a family man, and a small business owner. Howard, his wife Tamera, their teenage daughters Rachel and Samara, and their 6-year old son Ethan are long-time Arizonans. Together, Howard and Tamera run The Shanker Law Firm with offices in Flagstaff and Tempe.

In addition to being a Member of The Shanker Law Firm, Howard is an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University. College of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental litigation and environmental justice. Howard previously served a three-year term, as an appointee of President Clinton, on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, Enforcement Subcommittee. Howard currently represents the Navajo Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Tribe, the Havasupai Tribe, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity (“Center”) in their efforts to stop the use of reclaimed wastewater on the sacred and environmentally sensitive San Francisco Peaks. He is also currently working with the Navajo DOJ to address the cleanup of uranium contamination in Tuba City; representing a few hundred people in the towns of Hayden and Winkleman, that were exposed to toxic emissions from copper mining operations; and working with community groups in Sedona to protect Oak Creek.

In the past, Howard represented the Sierra Club and the Center in a case that stopped the federal government from completing a land exchange that would have allowed for large-scale commercial development on the southern edge of the Grand Canyon National Park (Canyon Forest Village). He recently represented a land-developer and residents of a sub-division preventing a land exchange that would have created a shooting range adjacent to a residential community in Bellemont, Arizona, outside of Flagstaff. Howard also represented Save Our Sonoran, a community group that successfully delayed and modified the development of a subdivision on land in Cave Creek that contains jurisdictional washes. Howard also worked with many of the towns in the Verde Valley to try to preserve the Upper Verde River.

Howard is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has published several journal articles including: Taxing the Environment, A Lender’s Guide to Environmental Policy Development, Prospective Purchaser Agreements Under CERCLA, Cogeneration and the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, Specificity of subsidy Benefits in U.S. Department of Commerce Countervailing Duty Determinations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Green Sedona and Sirrine Adult Day Care Facilities.

Howard graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1989. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pace University in New York (1984). Howard is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Arizona, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania (inactive). He is also admitted in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


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