The highly publicized lawsuit which was infamously called “Marshall V. Marshall” had his partner, Anna claiming for half of $1.6 billion of J. Howard’s fortunes. Through this lawsuit and reality television called “Anna Nicole Show,” Howard K. Stern received both limelight and fame for both right and wrong reasons. The American attorney is the former partner of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith, who even shared vows in an unofficial commitment ceremony.
Career and Professional Life:
The graduate from the University of California with a degree in B.A. is an attorney based in California. Howard K. Stern established a law firm which handled Anna Nicole Smith’s modeling contract. In 1998, he met Anna Nicole Smith where he represented Anna over the inheritance of her husband, J. Howard Marshall.
After being acquitted from the seven of nine charges of felony counts of conspiracy, he now remains away from the limelight of media and probably runs his law firm. He was charged with felony counts of conspiracy along with doctors, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich for the fraudulent prescriptions leading her to death on 8th February 2007.
How Much is Howard’s Net Worth?
The California based attorney became a household name when he appeared in Anna Nicole Smith’s reality television series, 'The Anna Nicole Show' from 2002 to 2004. His brief stint in television and two decades of attorney practice contributes to his net worth which reaches a decent figure of $500,000.
Death of Anna Nicole Smith and Fight for the Custody!!!
On 28th September 2006, Howard and Anna had an unofficial commitment ceremony where they even exchanged their vows and rings. The duo was never officially married, but the ceremony did earn some big bucks as the photos of the ceremony were sold for $1 million to People magazine.
Caption: Commitment Ceremony
The commitment ceremony took place 18 days after the demise of Anna’s elder son Daniel Smith who died of the lethal combination of antidepressants and painkiller on 10th September 2006.
Before the death of Anna in February, the couple was planning official wedding ceremony. In the interview with People.com, he revealed that:
“We were going to make everything legally binding in less than two weeks.”
On 1st June 2006, Anna Nicole Smith announced that she is pregnant and she wouldn’t be any happier. Her attorney and boyfriend Howard K. Stern revealed that he had been in secret relationship with Anna for an extended period and he is the father of the daughter named Dannielynn.
Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, who stepped into the world on 7 September 2006, had the name of Howard K, Stern on her birth certificate, though there were claims and confusion about the biological father. During those days, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, Alexander Denk, and Larry Birkhead were all claiming to be the father.
On 10th April 2007, the court ruled the judgment that Larry Birkhead is the biological father of Dannielynn and Howard didn’t contest the result. While Dannielynn lives with Larry in the United States, he maintains a relationship with his daughter.
After the acquittal from the court, he lives a life away from the limelight and as of 2017; there is no confirmed news of him getting married to another woman and having a wife.
His court appearances in the case of Anna Nicole Smith is not the only one, back in late 2009, he filed a lawsuit against Rita Cosby, who is an MSNBC anchor. E! News then reported that he settled Gay-Sex grievance with Rita which was a $60 million defamation suit.
Howard’s Short Bio and Family:
As per wiki sources, born to the Jewish family, Howard K. Stern took his first breath as Howard Kevin Stern on 29th November 1968 and is 48 years of age. He was born to American parents and grew up in Los Angeles. The attorney, who received Juris Doctor from the University of California, has an elder sister named Bonnie in the family. Belonging to white ethnicity, he boasts a tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch and maintains healthy body shape.