Nicholas H. Howell


Business Phone: 404.885.3359
Business Fax: 404.885.3900


Nicholas Howell is an associate at Troutman Sanders with a practice in business and environmental litigation, toxic and mass tort litigation, and property rights litigation. Nicholas commonly litigates cases in both state and federal courts involving groundwater contamination, chemical exposure, property rights, landlord tenant disputes, and regulatory violations.

Representative Experience

  • Litigation counsel for Georgia-based developer in a stormwater suit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.
  • Litigation counsel for municipality in suit alleging environmental property damage claims from adjacent landfill.
  • Litigation counsel for automotive parts manufacturer in federal court class action and related state litigation alleging toxic tort property damages claims.
  • Litigation counsel for air conditioning manufacturer in suit alleging environmental property damage claims.
  • Litigation and trial counsel for a national retail chain in a restrictive covenant dispute with national grocery retailer involving claims for lost profits in excess of $70 million.
  • Appellate counsel for national telecommunications provider before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in action alleging violations under the Federal Telecommunications Act.
  • Litigation counsel for Georgia-based electrical utility in various easement and land rights disputes involving electrical transmission lines.
  • Litigation counsel for national scrap metal recycling firm in disputes over state and local regulatory violations.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Children's Shelter, Young Professionals Advisory Committee
  • Vice President, University of Georgia School of Law Young Alumni/Alumnae Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, Class of 2017
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division (Litigation Committee)
  • Furman University Alumni Association

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2014-present
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable J. Randal Hall, United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2013-2014



  • University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Furman University, B.A., cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Superior Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit