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Roy A. Howell III

Roy A. Howell III

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
843-881-2236 (Direct)
888-472-7162 (Toll Free)

 Contact: rhowell@trask-howell.com

Born in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Admitted to the South Carolina Bar (1988); U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (1989)

Awards: Rated "AV-Preeminent" by Martindale Hubble, signifying that Mr. Howell has "reached the height of professional excellence...and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."

Selected as Lawyer of the Year for 2014 and 2016, workers' compensation defense, Charleston, SC

Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the 12th consecutive year in the 2016 edition;

Received National Leadership Award for service as Honorary Co-Chairman, Business Advisory Council.

Recognized as one of America's Best Business Leaders of 1997-1998;


  • Twenty-seven years in the practice of workers' compensation
  • Over 20 years handling concurrent jurisdiction matters involving claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act


  • South Carolina Bar (Workers' Compensation Section);
  • Charleston County Bar Association;
  • President, S.C. Workers' Compensation Educational Assocation (2015)
  • Chairman, SCWCEA Medical Seminar (2012-2013)
  • Board of Directors, S.C. Workers' Compensation Educational Association (2010-2012)
  • Board of Advisors, Chareston Area Chamber of Commerce
  • S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Co-chairman, Workers' Compensation Substantive Law Committee (1998-2000), Executive Committee (2000-2004);
  • Executive Council, South Carolina Bar Workers' Compensation Section (2001-2002);
  • Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council, the National Republican Congressional Committee;

Faculty Member:

  • Numerous presentations to various organizations including the S.C. Workers' Compensation Educational Association, the S.C. Bar, the S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys Association, and the S.C. Claims Association covering such topics as cumulative trauma disorders, challenges and opportunities of workers'' compensation, workers' compensation in South Carolina, and loss of vision, lens implants and related matters.

Community Service:

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church;
  • Advisory Board, Bishop England High School (2012 - present)
  • Executive Board, Cougar Club, College of Charleston (2004-2007);
  • Finance Committee, Bishop England High School (2008);
  • Committee for Institutional Advancement, Bishop England High School (2008-2010)

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Employment Law
  • Concurrent Jurisdictional Issues Involving the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Circuit Court Mediation, South Carolina Bar, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1989


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor - 1988
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: AAJ Trial Team
    • Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Articles Editor, 1987 - 1988
  • College of Charleston
    • B.A. - 1984


  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders, 16th Annual S.C. Workers' Compensation Education Conference
  • Workers' Compensation, The Challenges and Opportunities, South Carolina Labor and Employment Law Seminar, March 16, 1992
  • Workers' Compensation Practice in South Carolina, South Carolina Bar CLE, 1993
  • Loss of Vision, Lens Implants and Related Matters, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association Meeting, 1994
  • Moderator, Workers' Compensation Breakout, 1998
  • SCDTAA, South Carolina Claims Association, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Rated "AV-Preeminent" by Martindale Hubble
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2015
  • America's Best Business Leaders, 1997 - 1998
  • Honorary Co-Chairman, National Leadership Award, Business Advisory Council

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Charleston County Bar
  • SC Workers' Compensation Educational Association, President
  • The Maritime Association of South Carolina
  • The Propeller Club of Charleston