Troy A. Howell

Contact me: [email protected] (563) 344-4900 (Ext. 119)

Troy is a Member of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan, P.L.C. having joined the firm in 2022. Troy has been an attorney for over twenty-five years. While he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants and both individuals and companies, his practice experience is largely in the area of civil litigation, including commercial, personal injury defense and workers' compensation defense. Troy has been listed in the Great Plains Super Lawyers for workers' compensation since 2017 and in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Labor and Employment since 2016. He is a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers having tried over twenty-five civil cases to jury verdict, ranging from personal injury and wrongful death to commercial disputes, including those involving non-compete agreements. Troy has particular expertise in workers' compensation cases having tried well over fifty Iowa workers' compensation cases to decision during the past decade. 

Troy is married to Kasi and has three daughters: Ella, Brie, and Abby. He is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and an avid distance runner. 


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1996
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1999
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Completed ten-day Building Trial Skills Program, New Orleans, LA, 2003


  • Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan, P.L.C., November 2022-present 
  • Lane & Waterman LLP, May 1999-October 2022
  • Primary practice areas: Civil Litigation, including Commercial, Personal Injury Defense and Workers' Compensation Defense 
  • Licensed and admitted in Iowa and Illinois state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2001 Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award, Presented by the Pro Bono Program of HELP Legal Assistance and the Scott County Bar Association
  • 2001 Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Award, Presented by the Iowa State Bar Association 
  • BV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in 2017 through 2024 Great Plains Super Lawyers for Workers' Compensation 
  • Listed in 2016 through 2023 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Labor and Employment 


  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois and Iowa State Bar Associations
  • Member, Rock Island and Scott County Bar Associations
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association 
  • Defense Research Insitute
  • Dillon Inn of Court
  • Iowa Law School Foundation, Class of 1999 Agent  

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