Hon. John A. Howard Algarin

Hon. John A. Howard Algarin





Judge Howard-Algarin was first admitted to the practice of law in Maryland in 1995.  After graduating with Honors from the University of Maryland School of Law where he co-founded the school’s first Latino Law Students Association and served as a member of the National Executive Board of the Black Law Students Association, he commenced his legal career as a law clerk/bailiff for Baltimore City’s Orphan’s Court, a probate court presided over by a three-judge panel.  Upon conclusion of his clerkship, he joined a commercial litigation team with offices in Baltimore and Washington DC and provided legal defense services to corporate and municipal clients in complex cases ranging from illegal stock churning to civil rights abuses.  By appointment of Baltimore City’s Mayor, Kurt L. Schmoke, Judge Howard-Algarin also presided over municipal hearings as Chairperson of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Committee for the City of Baltimore, which committee is charged with the investigation and certification of minority and women owned businesses for coveted municipal contracts.

In 2000, Judge Howard-Algarin returned to New York where he was promptly admitted to legal practice and, for approximately 20 years, provided legal services in the private sector prosecuting both plaintiff and defense cases for clients ranging from private individuals to a conglomerate utility company.  He was elected to Bronx Civil Court in 2019, and has served in both the criminal and civil courts for the City of New York.  Judge Howard-Algarin also served approximately 8 years on the executive board of Bronx Community Board 4, and co-founded a non-profit organization dedicated to beautifying and providing programming in parks throughout his Bronx community.