​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​TRENT A. HOWELL

Mr. Howell is an AV Preeminent Employment & Whistleblower attorney. With national-firm experience and local-firm attention, he is a veteran sexual-harassment lawyer and member of National Women’s Law Center Legal Network for Gender Equity, which manages “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund. #timesup

WORK EXPERIENCE

In 23 years New Mexico practice, Trent spent his first 5 in trial boutiques, attaining 10 trials, 300+ depositions, and Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. ​In the next 10, he tried 15 high-stakes cases ​and was a partner in Jackson Lewis and Holland & Hart, two world’s largest law firms. Three Fortune Top 10 and 40 Fortune 500 companies chose his counsel, such as a Top 3 energy firm for 8 years, 10 cases, an EEOC sex/pregnancy-discrimination class action, and an ERISA challenge to its $75 million Benefits Trust. Since then, Trent has been on his own, conducting impact litigation.  He represents business, individual, and class defendants and plaintiffs. He has state and federal, trial and appellate, administrative agency hearing, and arbitration​​​ experience in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Grants, Las Vegas, Los Lunas, Lovington, Portales, Raton, Santa Fe, and Taos.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

Trent graduated University of Texas (BA English, Special Honors, 1994) and ​University of Texas School of Law (JD, 1997), making Board of Advocates and New York Law School National Employment Law Moot Court. He has been New Mexico Board Specialized (2005-10, 2017-21) and in America’s Most Honored Professionals|Top 1%, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Lead Counsel​, Top Rated Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Chambers Leading Business Lawyers, and International Association of Defense Counsel.

COMMUNITY

Trent has served on the boards of several New Mexico non-profit organizations, the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State Bar of New Mexico, the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, and for several years on the volunteer coaching staff of Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club.