Randall D. Armentrout

Attorney in Des Moines, IA

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, 2005-2013

Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2013

Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991

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

Significant Cases

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, 2006 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.

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

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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

 

Peer Rating

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Overall Peer Rating

in Labor and Employment, Commercial Law and Debtor and Creditor
4.9 out of 5.0

Legal Knowledge
5.0
Analytical Capabilities
5.0
Judgment
4.8
Communication Ability
4.9
Legal Experience
4.9

  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Position

Shareholder

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

Community Contributions

Contact Information

Phone

(515) 283-8161

Fax

(515) 283-3108

Email

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Office Information
Randall D. Armentrout
Shareholder
 700 Walnut, Suite 1600,
Des Moines, IA 50309

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