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Profile: John Howell, ACTAR

John Howell & Associates, LLC
3864 Comb Court
Las Vegas, NV 89104-5002
Phone: (702) 256-6470
Fax: (702) 920-8013

Mr. John Howell is a highly qualified Accident Reconstructionist with over 25 years of experience. To date he has investigated over 1000 traffic accidents. He is an expert in conducting on scene investigations, follow-up technical analysis, and accident reconstruction. Mr. Howell has also worked in both the criminal and civil arenas, and is certified as an Expert Witness in Nevada Justice, 2nd and 8th Judicial District Courts. He is ACTAR accredited #1543.


  • Master's of Applied Sciences in Criminal Justice, Almeda College
  • Bachelor's of Applied Science Business Administration, Almeda College
  • Ongoing: Credited courses in Law Enforcement & Administration of Justice, Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
  • Credited courses in Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
  • 1972-1974 Credited Courses, Industrial & Technical Photography, Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts & Sciences Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1972 Credited Liberal Arts Courses, American River College Carmichael, CA.

  • Credited Courses in Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident Investigation: Basic and Advanced Levels, Northwestern University Evanston Illinois.
  • Credited Courses in Technical Traffic Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction: Northwestern University Evanston Illinois.

Professional Affiliations:
  • Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators
  • California Narcotic Officer's Association
  • Peace Officer's Research and Assistance of California
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Technical Preparations of Evidence
  • Table Top Evaluations of Cases
  • Computer-assisted Accident Analysis
  • Training in Crash Zone and Pocketzone System Accident Scene Mapping
  • Download of Private Vehicle and Commercial Electronic Data
  • Instruction of CDR Technician Level
  • Computer Animation