Robert Howell, Arbitrator and Mediator


As a mediator and arbitrator, Robert “Bob” Howell draws on insights gained from his thirty-five years as a commercial litigator, thirty-one of which were with a large international law firm. Mr. Howell has handled complex matters involving the energy, finance, technology, healthcare and government-contract sectors and such diverse subject matter as:

  • Breach of contract arising from complex transactions
  • Business torts, including fraud, securities fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligence, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Partnership and other closely-held business disputes involving dissolution, self-dealing and negligent mismanagement
  • Complex insurance issues involving disputed coverage, bad faith claim denial, prompt pay violations, and health provider reimbursement
  • Trade secret misappropriation involving business methods, software, and oil and gas processing technology
  • Trade dress infringement
  • Mineral disputes involving oil and gas lease termination for cessation of production and ownership of near-surface hard mineral deposits
  • Legal malpractice arising from major litigation and complex business transactions
  • Accounting malpractice involving audit- and non-audit-related claims
  • Real estate appraisal malpractice and other appraisal-related issues
  • Director and officer liability
  • Franchisor/franchisee disputes
  • Receivership and bankruptcy-related litigation, including fraudulent transfer claims
This wide-ranging experience has given Mr. Howell an understanding of settlement dynamics, knowledge of business concepts and economics, and the ability to quickly assimilate specialized information—skills and knowledge essential for an effective mediator/arbitrator of business disputes.

Mr. Howell is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s commercial arbitration and mediation panels.

Mr. Howell is located in Austin, Texas, but accepts engagements throughout the State, as well as nationwide. Should you wish to inquire about rates and schedule, please call either 512-922-1913 (Telephone), or email us at

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