A Champion for All Arizona
Howard Shanker is the son of a decorated WWII veteran, a family man, and a small business owner. Howard, his wife Tamera, their teenage daughters Rachel and Samara, and their 5 year old son Ethan are long-time Arizonans. Together, Howard and Tamera run The Shanker Law Firm with offices in Flagstaff and Tempe.
Howard graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1989. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pace University in New York (1984). He began practicing law in Arizona in 1993. Howard is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Arizona, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania (inactive). He is also admitted in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Few of Howard’s Triumphs
• Working to Defend Native American Religious and Cultural Beliefs and to Restore the Health of Land and Water
• Howard won a ground-breaking legal decision for the Navajo Nation and three other tribes protecting these magnificent mountains from contamination by reclaimed waste water while ensuring the religious freedom of Arizona’s indigenous tribes.
• He worked with the New Ageless Clinic for bring medical care to seniors in his community. Howard was instrumental in helping this business navigate the regulatory obstacle courses of our government. Since attaining their license, NAC has been recognized as one of the best age management clinics in the state, and their groundbreaking use of bioidentical testosterone or natural male hormone to assist seniors in regaining their physical stature. His efforts lead the the clinic receiving their license in spite of roadblocks caused by outdated regulations on new medical facilities.
Protecting Arizona’s Grand Canyon
Howard won a legal ruling that helped preserve the natural beauty and air quality of the Grand Canyon National Park by thwarting construction of an environmentally unsustainable and unsuitable commercial retail development on the southern edge of the Grand Canyon National Park called Canyon Forest Village.Â
Safeguarding a Coconino County Family Subdivision
Howard stopped the federal and state governments from developing and operating a high-powered weapons shooting range right next to a residential subdivision.
Taking back community control
Howard helped citizens of Mobile, Arizona to take back control of their community, averting the development of an unnecessary landfill.
If you would like to visit his law firm’s website please visit www.shankerlaw.net
** Update **
Sometimes when you are trying to make a difference it doesn’t come as easily as you might have hoped. This does not mean that we should feel defeated, or give up hope. We must continue on. We must push forward in an attempt to accomplish all that we hope for!