Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

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.


Chambers USA, 2005-2019


Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2019


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

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University of Iowa (B.S., 1988)

Drake University (J.D., with honors, 1991)
Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1991

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

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

Significant Cases

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation v. Lloyd S. Meisels, P.A. (Iowa Court of Appeals 2016).  Establish holder in due course status for finance company following assignment of finance agreement and enforce “hell or high water” clause.  

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.

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