Elected Member

The Hon. Barbara Howe

Rochester, NY
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
University of Connecticut, B.A.
Cornell University, M.A., Ph.D.
State University of New York-Buffalo School of Law, J.D.

Judge Barbara Howe (ret.) is Senior Counsel at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. She joined that firm in 2018 after she retired from being a New York State Judge for 30 years.  Judge Howe began her judicial career in 1988, when she became an Associate Judge of the Buffalo City Court. She was then elected to the New York Supreme Court in the 8th Judicial District, where she served from 1992 through 2003. She then served as New York State Surrogate Judge for Erie County from 2004 through December 2017.

EDUCATION: University of Connecticut, B.A.; Cornell University, M.A.; Cornell University, Ph.D.; State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D.  

Areas of Expertise
Trusts (Estate Planning)
Alternative Dispute Resolution-ADR
Estate Planning