Taggart Howard is engaged in a general practice, with a focus on criminal defense, civil litigation, mediation, small business and real estate law. Mr. Howard began his legal career working for the Office of the District Attorney in the Fifth Judicial District in April of 1998.
As a Deputy District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District, Mr. Howard gained extensive trial experience. He managed the largest felony docket in the District which involved warrant approval, advisements, motions hearings, jury trials and sentencing hearings. He was in charge of the juvenile docket and worked closely with juveniles and their families for positive change. He also managed a large county court docket which included misdemeanors like domestic violence, wildlife crimes and traffic offenses like driving under the influence and driving while ability impaired.
In his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Howard worked with and maintained close relationships with the following agencies: Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Eagle Police Department, Minturn Police Department, Leadville Police Department, Breckenridge Police Department, Silverthorne Police Department, Basalt Police Department, Colorado Division of Wildlife, United States Forest Service, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Land Management.
Since entering private practice in 2002, Taggart Howard has also maintained a focus on criminal defense. If you have been accused or charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer. And not just any attorney – a lawyer who is intimately familiar with the Eagle County/Summit County/Lake County/Clear Creek County court systems, the judges and the strategies of prosecuting lawyers. Someone with a track record of success who knows what it takes to win. That’s where Taggart Howard comes in. He knows what’s at stake in a criminal case. Taggart Howard represents clients from all walks of life throughout the Colorado High Country – juveniles and adults, and clients accused of felonies, misdemeanors and DUIs. If you have been accused of a crime, particularly your first crime, chances are you don’t know where to turn. Call Taggart Howard today!
Ms. Causey’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, employment, business transaction and victim representation. Prior to starting Causey & Howard, LLC, Ms. Causey was in-house counsel to Amware Logistics Services, LLC, an international logistics company, Traer Creek Development Company, a commercial development company, and Bright Future Foundation, a non-profit organization representing the interests of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Ms. Causey was also partner with the law firm of Dunn & Causey, LLC and sole proprietor of Inga Haagenson Causey, LLC. Ms. Causey is currently the town prosecutor for the towns of Vail and Minturn. She has served as an intern for the Judge Advocate General’s Office for the Army in Kaiserslautern, Germany and she has successfully represented the interests of victims for over ten years, including successfully representing the Eagle County Resource Center against Kobe Bryant. Ms. Causey has taught Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for the Colorado Mountain College and has given numerous speeches to young adults and practitioners alike on various aspects of the law.
Career Distinctions & Honors
Mr. Howard was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on September 8, 2003.
Runner-up – Lawyer of the Year: National Law Journal (1999)
Earned recognition together with another student attorney and our director
Most Outstanding Article Award: Tulane Environmental Law Journal (1999)
Business & Community Service
Bright Future Foundation, Previous Board Member and Volunteer