Howard E. Kane was born in 1965 in Hong Kong to American parents. Raised in southern California, Howard attended Oak Park High School in Agoura Hills from 1979-1983. At Oak Park High School, Howard lettered in Varsity football and baseball and rotated as captain for both teams.
Howard attended UCLA from 1983-1987 on a UCLA Alumni Merit Scholarship and graduated with a BA in History.
Howard attended UC Hastings School of Law in San Francisco from 1987-1990.
From 1990-1997, Howard practiced in Santa Clara County. His practice areas included criminal trial advocacy, criminal appeals, family law, probate, estate planning, and real estate transactions.
Howard married Anna Kane in 1997 at which time they moved to Oakland, California where they currently reside. They have two children that attend school in the Oakland area.