Matthew R. Howell

A former federal prosecutor now representing businesses and individuals across a range of practices

Matthew R. Howell began his career as an assistant United States attorney for the Federal government in Salt Lake City, Utah, prosecuting crimes against federally insured financial institutions and crimes committed on Indian reservations and federal lands. After four years, Matt joined the David K. Isom Law Firm, where he focused on coal contract litigation and arbitration and other complex commercial litigation, including qui tam (whistleblower) claims and class action lawsuits.


Civil and commercial litigation, criminal defense, and family law

Since joining Fillmore Spencer LLC in 2005, Matt Howell has worked on cases large and small on behalf of individuals and companies. His casework includes breach of contract, fraud, criminal defense, intellectual property, real property and family law issues. He has substantial experience in representing Whistle Blowers in cases of fraud against the government as well as extensive experience in mediation, both as an attorney and as a mediator. He has argued cases before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and many district and justice courts throughout the state of Utah.

Our Address

Fillmore Spencer LLC

At Jamestown Square

3301 North University Avenue

Provo, Utah 84604

(801) 426-8200

Practice Areas

Put 20 years of experience on your side of the table

Matthew R. Howell’s legal career brings not only great depth, but great range, the kind of experience and perspective that encourages innovative legal solutions. To learn how Matt can help you with your business or personal legal matter, call him at (801) 426-8200 or fill out the form for a free consultation.

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Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1993




Professional Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Central Utah Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • Miller v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., 769 F.Supp.2d 1336 (2011)
  • State v. Robinson, 2011 UT 30, 254 P.3d 183
  • Poll v. Poll, 2011 UT App 307, 263 P.3d 534
  • Ashby v. Ashby, 2010 UT 7, 227 P.3d 246 (Utah 2010)
  • Ashby v. Ashby, 191 P.3d 35, 2008 UT App 254 (Utah App. 2008)
  • United States ex rel. Sikkenga v. BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, 472 F.3d 702 (10th Cir. 2006), reversing 334 F.Supp.2d 1278 (D. Utah 2004)
  • In re Ikon Office Solutions, Inc. Securities Litigation, 209 F.R.D. 94 (E.D. Pa. 2002)
  • United States v. Oxx, 980 F. Supp. 405 (D. Utah 1996)
  • United States v. Cuch, 79 F.3d 987 (10th Cir. 1996), affirming 875 F. Supp. 767 (D. Utah 1995)
  • United States v. Murdock, 919 F. Supp. 1534 (D. Utah 1996)
  • United States v. Stewart, 37 F.3d 1449 (10th Cir. 1994)

Fillmore Spencer LLC is located in Provo, Saint George, and Murray, UT, and services clients in Eagle Mountain, Highland, Lindon, Orem, Provo, Pleasant Grove, Saratoga Springs, Springville, Elberta, American Fork, Wallsburg, Alpine, Mapleton, Midway, Lehi, Spanish Fork, Cedar Valley, Draper, Heber City, Payson, Salem, Goshen, Sandy, Santaquin, Riverton, Duchesne County, Juab County, Sanpete County, Summit County, Utah County, Uintah County, Wasatch County and all of Utah.