Raquel E. Howard is an attorney at Ongaro PC. Raquel’s practice focuses on product liability, personal injury, business litigation, and select employment cases.

Raquel has been a litigator since 2012. In that time, she’s gained experience with jury trials, arbitrations, and extensive motion practice and depositions. Inspired to practice law through her own experience with litigation during college, Raquel is a practitioner who cares deeply about her clients and their goals. She is committed to excellence in her work product, and the results obtained for her clients. She is a zealous advocate, while understanding the importance of perspective and strategy when determining which battles to choose.

Raquel graduated from the Catholic University of America and earned her J.D. at the California Western School of Law. She was on the Dean’s List during her education and also received an Academic Excellence Award in Legal Research & Writing. Raquel served as a legal intern for the US Attorney’s Office in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division and also as a law clerk for the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Raquel is a San Diego native, but has spent time living in both Washington, D.C. and London, England. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her large family, hiking, and traveling when possible.


  • J.D. California Western School of Law