Howard, Leland R. II

Leland R. Howard II



Mr. Howard concentrates his practice in the area of General Civil Litigation including all Family Law, Adoption and Divorce matters as well as Probate and Business law. Mr. Howard previously was a Managing Partner at Howard, Helmers DeMuth & Walton and Howard Law Office. Mr. Howard practices in Family law matters, Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Appeals and has represented over 2500 children as a Court Appointed Guardian for Children. He has taught business law at Jefferson Community College and Constitutional Law at Bellarmine University.

Now that he is Of Counsel with Pardue Law Group, he is ready to use his experience, skill and knowledge to fight for you and your children.

On a personal note, Mr. Howard has been married to his wife Carrie for 29 years. They have two daughters in college. His personal hobbies and interests include hiking, camping and all sports, especially the Bears, Cubs, UK Football and Basketball and horse racing.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. – 1993
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: UK Law National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Stites & Harbison Legal Scholarship Award
    • Honors: Best Criminal Law Article (1993)
    • Honors: The “Book Award” (Highest Grade) in Civil Procedure, Tax II, Evidence, and Corporations
    • Law Journal: Kentucky Law Journal
  • University of Kentucky
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: English

Professional Associations

  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Downing v. Downing, 45 S.W.3d 449 (Ky. App. 2001)
  • McMurry v. McMurry, 957 S.W.2d 731 (Ky. App. 1997)
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Practice Areas:

  • Family law including divorce, paternity, custody and child support
  • Child Protection
  • Adoption
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Appeals

Past Positions

  • Howard Law Office
  • Howard Helmers DeMuth & Walton PLLC
  • Trautwein & Keeney