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Jacqueline Howe is a partner in the Ft. Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Jacqueline has almost 20 years of experience as a commercial litigator representing national and local companies in a variety of business disputes. She’s represented clients in complex commercial and civil matters including contract, partnership, franchise, employment, insurance defense and real estate related disputes.

Jacqueline has briefed appeals in the State of Florida and has tried matters in alternate dispute resolution forums, including the American Arbitration Association. She’s also a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator and Broward County certified arbitrator.

Jacqueline has served as adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center and currently serves as the Chair of the YMCA of South Florida.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Michigan (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Broward County Court Certified Arbitrator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Professional and Civic Activities

  • YMCA of South Florida
    • Chair, 2017 – Present
    • Vice-Chair, 2015-2017
  • United Way of Broward County
    • Member, Women’s Leadership Council, 2014-present
    • Mayors Gala Committee, 2014-2015
  • March of Dimes
    • Signature Chef Auction Committee, 2015
  • Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
    • Trustee, 2013-2015
  • Member, Business Brokers of Florida, 2013-present
  • Broward County Bar Association
    • Member, 2011-present
    • Co-Chairperson, Women in Leadership, 2017-2018
    • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee, 2011
  • The Pantry of Broward
    • Member, Ambassador’s Council, 2009-2012
  • YMCA of Broward County
    • Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, 2010-present
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2012-present
    • Member, Advancement Committee, 2011-present
    • Founder and Co-Chair, The Y Society, 2012
  • Legal Aid Services of Broward County/Coast to Coast Legal Aid
    • Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, 2011-present
    • Chair, NEXT, 2009-2012
    • Member, Executive Council (NEXT Liaison), 2009-present
  • Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association
    • Board Member, 2003-2006
  • Florida Bar
    • Quality of Life and Career Committee, 2005-2007
  • Pet Set, a division of the Humane Society of Broward County
    • Board Member, 1999-2001



  • Guest, Business Law, Florida Law Talk Radio, Broward County Bar Association, September 9, 2016
  • Presenter, “Subtle Negotiations and How to  Spot Them ,” Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (April 22, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Non Compete Agreements,” Minority Corporate Counsel Association (2013)
  • Guest, Commercial Law episode, The Legal News and Review radio show, Broward County Bar Association, March 25, 2016

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