Meet our Team

Howard Law Firm, PLLC proudly serves the communities of Fort Bend County, Harris County, and the surrounding areas. 

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Nichole C. Howard

Managing Attorney

Nichole C. Howard gives personal attention to each client matter and is dedicated to providing excellent legal service to all clients. She resides in Fort Bend County where she enjoys spending time with her family and giving back to the community through different charity and empowerment organizations.

Education & Training

  • Juris Doctorate: University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR 

  • Master of Education: Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

  • Bachelor of Arts: Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

  • Texas Family Mediation Certification

  • Texas 40-Hour Mediator Certification

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

  • United States, Southern District of Texas

  • United States, Northern District of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • Fort Bend County Bar Association

  • Houston Bar Association

  • Houston Lawyers Association

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

  • State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section

  • Texas Association of Mediators

Volunteer & Community Work

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Chi Omicron Omega Chapter in Katy, Texas

  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc. - Katy-Prairie View Chapter

  • The Fort Bend Church - Children's Ministry Volunteer

  • Lone Star Legal Aid - Attorney Volunteer

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Charles M. Onyango, LLM

Law Clerk

Charles has been with the Howard Law Firm since June 2020 and brings more than eight years of experience in the legal field. He attended law school at the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi, Kenya and received his Master of Law in International Law from the University of Houston. He is fluent in Swahili and Luo. He lives in the Fort Bend area where he enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer. 

Practice Areas

  • Probate litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Civil litigation

Afton D. Anderson

Paralegal

Afton joined Howard Law Firm in February 2021 and has worked as a paralegal for two years. She is a notary public for the state of Texas. She lives in the Katy area where she spends time with her family and enjoys traveling.

Practice Areas

  • Estate planning

  • Probate

  • Elder law

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Paula Pampolini

Legal Administrative Assistant

Paula joined Howard Law Firm in July 2021. She attended Law School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and is a notary public for the state of Texas. She speaks three languages (Portuguese, Spanish, and English) and has experience with legal interpretation services. She lives in the Fort Bend area and enjoys the outdoors.