Attorney at Law
Howard M. Rosenblatt has devoted more than 30 years of his career to providing legal services. He established his own law firm in 1985 and focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law. Howard has been a proud member of The Florida Bar since 1982.
Howard is a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville on May 4, 1947. He attended public schools in Jacksonville and graduated from Landon Jr.-Sr. High School in June of 1965. He later attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1969. Howard taught public school in Jacksonville for a few years and later he enrolled in graduate school at the University of Florida in 1970 to pursue an Education Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education.
In 1971, Howard served as Cantor of Congregation First Sons of Israel and became a Field Underwriter for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. His cantorial services stopped when he started attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1977. Howard expanded his insurance practice to include securities and financial advising in 1974, which he continued throughout his years in law school. While at UF, he was elected to membership in both Florida Blue Key (FBK) and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) leadership fraternities. He served as Treasurer for FBK one term in graduate school and one term in law school.
After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982, Howard became Of Counsel to Birr, Bryant and Saier. In 1983, he was selected to provide Cantorial Services to Congregation B’nai Israel in Gainesville and served for 27 years until 2011. He opened his own law firm, Howard M. Rosenblatt, P.A., in June 1985, while he continued to expand his insurance and financial services practice. Howard was successful in both endeavors, qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table many times (Howard is now a 44-year life member).
As an attorney, Howard has chaired the Member Benefits and Prepaid Legal Insurance committees for The Florida Bar and also served on the Board of Directors for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and on the Board of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Howard has also been elected President of the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council, the Society of Financial Professionals, NAIFA-Gainesville, and the Claire Gehan chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
In 2014, Howard transferred his insurance practice to Lawrence Hartfield, LUTCF, and one year later, his law firm became Of Counsel to Bogin, Munns and Munns, P.A., for Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships and Elder Law. In 2019, Howard disassociated from Bogin, Munns & Munns, P. A. and returned to solo practice.
Howard is the Vice-President of Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corporation, Inc. He currently serves as the President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. In 2019, The Florida Bar recognized Howard with the Pro Bono Award for the 8th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
In 2016, Howard was honored with the Herb Morgan award by NAIFA-FL. In 2018, Howard was honored by NAIFA-FL with the Snead-Bryan “Financial Advisor of the Year” award. In 2020, Howard received the Phil Hoche award from NAIFA-Fl, making him only the second person in the organization's history to have been honored with all three awards.
Prepare a plan today and reap the benefits for years to come.