Richard Howell
Richard T. Howell, Jr.
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Richard practices in the areas of commercial and personal injury litigation. He has handled cases in federal and state court for and against numerous publicly-held corporations, private corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individuals.

Representative Experience
Accomplished litigation attorney with a strong background in commercial and personal injury litigation including large, complex, and high-profile cases.

2015 - Confidential settlement for 3 parties injured in an 18-wheeler accident with severe injuries.

2012 - Confidential settlement for 26 parties in large real estate securities fraud case.

2010 - Achieved damages and eviction award in favor of real estate limited partnership owners through verdict against “pill mill” pain clinic.

2008 - $8.9 million jury verdict arising from sexual abuse of minors; largest personal injury verdict ever in Montgomery County.

2008 - defense verdict for national trucking company involving lost profits for delayed delivery.

2007 - $3.75 million jury verdict for wrongful death with national and local media coverage of entire trial, including interviews on Entertainment Tonight and Court TV.

2005 - $4.0 million settlement in fraud case against publicly-held credit union.

1999 - successful dismissal of officers and directors of publicly-held financial institution sued for $380 million.

1993 - $9.0 million jury verdict for NYSE Bank against two doctors for fraud with judgment setting aside fraudulent transfers of hospital, buildings and houses.

Experience Areas
Richard has litigated cases arising in the following areas:

Trucking / Car / Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: trucking accident injuries, big rigs, semis and 18-wheelers, commercial trucks, bus crashes, car accidents, SUV rollovers, boating collisions, defective vehicles and components, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, head-on crashes and rear-end collisions, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, cell phones, texting, and fatigue including spinal cord injury, quadriplegia and brain damages that can result from trucking/car/motor vehicle accidents.

Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation: contractual litigation, royalty payments, title disputes, fraud and personal injury.

Commercial Real Estate Litigation: contractual review and contractual litigation, mineral and land title defense and prosecution, fraud, construction disputes, and foreclosures.

Financial Institution Litigation: contractual litigation, fraud, fraudulent transfers, lender liability, officers and directors’ liability, counterfeit and/or forged bank checks, and foreclosures.

Medical Company and Physician Litigation: contractual litigation, fraud, and professional negligence.

Individual Litigation: personal injury, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, fraudulent transfers, and deceptive trade practices.

Reported Cases
Narsi v Weingarten Realty Investors, Lexis No. 01-06-00690-CV (Houston [1st Dist.] 2007, no writ); Lentino v. Frost National Bank, 159 S.W.3d 651 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, no writ); Mescalero Energy, Inc. v. Underwriters Indemnity General Agency, Inc., 56 S.W.3d 313 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2001, writ denied); City of Houston v. West Capital Financial Services Corp., 961 S.W.2d 687 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1998, writ denied); Lentino v. Cullen Center Bank & Trust, 919 S.W.2d 743 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1996, writ denied); Plaza Court, Ltd. v. West, 879 S.W.2d 271 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1994, no writ); Hues v. Warren Petroleum Co., 814 S.W.2d 526 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1991, writ denied); Winograd v. Willis, 789 S.W.2d 307 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1990, writ denied).

License Dates
State Bar of Texas, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1997

Preparatory and Legal Education
University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1983)
University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1986)

Memberships
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
American Bar Association
The American Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Houston Nominating Committee – Texas Bar Foundation
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
Director – S.O.B.R./Lifeway

Born: Norman, Oklahoma - March 7, 1961

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