Troy A. Howell has been with the firm since 1999 and practices in the areas of civil litigation, including commercial and personal injury defense, and worker’s compensation defense. Troy has been recognized the past two years as a rising star by Iowa Super Lawyers and is listed in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Labor and Employment. He volunteers locally for the March of Dimes being a member of its Iowa Mississippi Valley Division Board. Troy received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Hlubek v. Pelecky — Addressing issue of first impression and holding clients defendants area education agency administrators were statutorily immune from plaintiff former driver's education instructor's claims
American Bank v. Leyden and Gennarelli — Obtained jury verdict awarding damages to client bank on its claims against former employees defendants for breach of restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty and civil conspiracy and jury verdict for client bank and against former employee Gennarelli on Gennarelli's counterclaim seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from client bank for alledgedly owed commissions.
McRell v. Quad City Prosthetics, Inc. — Obtained verdict for client plaintiff former employee in declaratory judgment bench trial invalidating non-compete agreement.
Vesey v. John Deere Davenport Works — Claimant "takes nothing" decision obtained for client employer on alleged scheduled member bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome claim.
Sanders v. Alter Trading Corporation — Represented employer in stipulated work injury where causation of migraine headaches was rejected and claimant awarded "extremely small" industrial disability despite "massive" rating from claimant's IME physician.