Howard D. McKibben (born April 1, 1940) is a United States federal judge.
Born in Virginia, Illinois, McKibben received a B.S. from Bradley University in 1962, an M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967. He was in private practice in Minden, Nevada from 1967 to 1971. He was a Deputy district attorney of Douglas County, Nevada from 1969 to 1971. He was a District attorney of Douglas County, Nevada from 1971 to 1977. He was a judge on the Ninth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada from 1977 to 1984.
McKibben is a senior judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. McKibben was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 28, 1984, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1984, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1997-2002. He assumed senior status on April 1, 2005.