Randall D. Armentrout (Des Moines, Iowa)
Randall D. Armentrout (Des Moines, Iowa)

Randall D. Armentrout

Licensed for 25 years

Practice Area: Trade Secrets, Business and Commercial Litigation, Banks and Financial Institution Litigation 7 more areas of practice + 7 more

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Randall D. Armentrout

Serving Des Moines, IA view address

Member at firm Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Serving Des Moines, IA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Randall D. Armentrout

Randy is a member of the firm's Litigation and Labor and Employment Departments. He has litigated and tried a variety of commercial law and employment law cases in federal and state court. Randy also regularly advises clients on employment and business dispute issues.

RECOGNITION

Chambers USA, 2005-2015

Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2015

Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Law Clerk, Hon. George G. Fagg, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1992-1994

Law Clerk, Hon. James H. Carter, Iowa Supreme Court, 1991-1992

Areas of Law

  • Trade Secrets
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banks and Financial Institution Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Administrative Hearings, Arbitrations, and ADR
  • Employment Counseling and Risk Avoidance
  • Trade Secret and Non-Competition
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment, Labor, and Discrimination

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  • 4.5/5.0 33 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
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    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
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    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/22/13 in Business Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/21/13 in Civil Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 03/22/12 in Employment Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 03/22/12 in Civil Rights

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    Excellent attorney

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  • 3.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/06/12 in Litigation

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      3.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 06/02/11 in Employment Civil Rights

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    Excellent attorney capable of handling all kinds of civil litigation particularly in employment and civil rights

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  • 3.8/5.0 by a Principal on 06/02/11 in Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/02/11 in Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/26/11 in Litigation

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  • 3.8/5.0 by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 05/25/11 in Employment Litigation

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      3.0/5.0
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      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1991, Iowa
      All State and Federal Courts in Iowa, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
      Law School Attended
      Drake University
      Class of 1991
      J.D.
      with honors, Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991
      University Attended
      University of Iowa
      Class of 1988
      B.S.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1965
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23, 1965
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional and Community Affiliations

      American Bar Association

      Iowa State Bar Association
      Labor and Employment Law Section

      Polk County Bar Association

      Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2005

      Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2009-present

      Representative Cases
      Significant Cases: Lammert v. McFarland Clinic, P.C. (Iowa State Court for Marshall County 2014). Obtain summary judgment for employer in gender discrimination case brought by former employee.
      REG Seneca, LLC v. Harden (S.D. Iowa 2013). Obtain preliminary injunction for Iowa employer preventing former employee from working for employer's Mississippi competitor in violation of non-compete agreement and Iowa Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
      Dr. Fagre v. McFarland Clinic, P.C. (Iowa State Court for Story County 2011). Obtain defense verdict for employer following jury trial in perceived disability case.
      Anderson v. Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. & Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (S.D. Iowa 2011). Obtain $522,000 jury verdict in breach of employment agreement case.
      GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Davis-Lynch, Inc., 2011 WL 167248, 73 UCC Rep. Serv.2d 532 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Enforcement of equipment lease for finance company against allegation of vendor fraud.
      GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Wahoo Prods. Of Florida, Inc., 2011 WL 155935 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Successful trial for finance company to enforce equipment lease against defenses of lack of delivery and forged signature.
      Reis v. Iowa District Court for Polk County, 787 N.W.2d 61 (Iowa 2010). Successful enforcement of protective order including court holding opposing party in contempt for wrongfully using litigation documents.
      Rouse v. Walter & Assocs., LLC, 513 F. Supp. 2d 1041 (S.D. Iowa 2007). Successful defense of Copyright Act infringement claim based on work-made-for-hire doctrine.
      Cagin v. McFarland Clinic, 456 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2006). Enforcement of employment contract on behalf of employer.
      GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Star Photo Lab, 672 N.W.2d 502 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003). Enforcement of hell or high water provision of finance lease.