Jessica A. H. Howell

Law Practice

After several moves around the world, Jessica landed in Boise, Idaho and has since considered Boise her home.  Jessica received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego, where she studied English and Philosophy.  She studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain and Duncans, Jamaica during college.

After graduation, Jessica moved back to Idaho to attend the University of Idaho College of Law.  While in law school, Jessica worked as a teaching assistant and as a research assistant, she spent a year working with the Small Business Legal Clinic, and she served as a member of the Idaho Law Review.  Jessica's Law Review article was selected for publication and was awarded the Outstanding Associate Writer recognition in 2014.  Her academic performance also repeatedly earned her placement on the Dean's List.

Jessica supplemented her law school education and gained valuable practical experience by working at the Idaho State Appellate Public Defender's office and an insurance defense firm in Boise.  Jessica also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.  Prior to joining GBSO, Jessica spent two years clerking for Judge Sergio Gutierrez on the Idaho Court of Appeals.  At GBSO, Jessica is applying her broad experience in many fields but concentrating in commercial and business litigation.

Jessica is active with the Idaho Women Lawyers, the Young Lawyers Section, and the Litigation Section of the Idaho State Bar.  She is a "big sister" with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time outside with her husband and dog.

bar admissions Bar Admissions

  • Idaho

court admissions Court Admissions

  • Idaho State Court
  • United States District Court, Idaho

education Education

  • University of Idaho, College of Law. J.D., 2015
  • University of San Diego, B.A. English, 2012

Professional Activities & Associations

Community Activities


  • Judicial Clerk, Honorable Sergio Gutierrez, Idaho Court of Appeals