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Trent Atkins Howell

Trent Atkins Howell

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Business, Consumer Protection

About Me

AV civil trial lawyer of 17 years. Employment, employee-benefits, & business litigation and ADR. Former partner, with 10 years practice, in two national "Am Law 200" firms. Represents defendants and select plaintiffs.

Specialties: Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Labor and Employment, Litigation. Certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization and listed by "Southwest Super Lawyers" and Chambers USA in Employment and Labor Law. Named the New Mexico State Bar's "Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year" in 2001.

www.trentahowell.com

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Employment & Labor: 34%
  2. Consumer Protection: 33%
  3. Business: 33%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (28-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (50 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Attorney Trent A. Howell

1600 Lena Street Bldg C-29
Santa Fe, NM, 87505

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NMAuthorized to practice law199706/05/2013
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Employment and Labor CertificationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization2010
Employment and Labor CertificationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization2009
Employment and Labor CertificationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization2008
Employment and Labor CertificationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization2007
Employment and Labor CertificationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization2006
Employment and Labor CertificationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization2005
Outstanding Contribution AwardState Bar of New Mexico2002
Oustanding Young Lawyer of the YearState Bar of New Mexico2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerAttorney Trent A. Howell - Santa Fe Employment & Business Litigation2014 - Present
PartnerSawtell Wirth & Biedscheid2012 - 2013
PartnerJackson Lewis2010 - 2012
PartnerHolland & Hart2007 - 2010
AssociateHolland & Hart2002 - 2006
AssociateGilkey & Stephenson2000 - 2002
AssociateDaniel J. O'brien & Associates1997 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Mexico Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2011 - 2013
State Bar of New Mexico, Board of Bar CommissionersCommissioner2002 - 2003
State Bar of New Mexico, Young Lawyers DivisionChairman of the Board2002 - 2003

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wimsatt v. Burlington Resources, Inc., et al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104692 (D.N.M. 2008)Case dismissed on Mr. Howell's motion and supporting brief
Gioia v. Pinkerton's Inc. and Intel Corp., 194 F. Supp. 2d 1207 (D.N.M. 2002)Summary judgment for Intel on Mr. Howell's motion and supporting brief
National Bank of Arizona v. Moore, 122 P.3d 1265 (N.M. App. 2005), cert denied (N.M. 2005).Judgment for the bank at trial, and affirmed on appeal, based on Mr. Howell's presentations and briefs

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Developing Labor Law (ABA)Contributing Editor to Cumulative Supplement2008
ERISA Survey of Federal CircuitsContributing Author2007
ERISA Survey of Federal CircuitsContributing Author2005
The Developing Labor Law (ABA)Contributing Editor to Cumulative Supplement2004
The Developing Labor Law (ABA)Contributing Editor to Cumulative Supplement2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeminarHiring and Firing: How to Do it Right2004
Bridge the Gap CLE for New LawyersDepositions2004