Trent A. Howell

Trent A. Howell

Santa Fe/New Mexico Employment, Insurance & Business Litigation
  • Employment Law, Insurance Defense, Business Law
  • New Mexico, Texas
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Summary

AV civil trial lawyer of 19 years. Employment and discrimination, employee-benefits, and business litigation and ADR. Former partner, with 10 years practice, in two national "Am Law 200" firms. Represents defendants and select plaintiffs. Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Labor and Employment, Litigation. Certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization and listed as a top Employment lawyer in New Mexico's Top Rated Lawyers, Southwest Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Avvo. Named the New Mexico State Bar's "Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year" in 2001. www.trentahowell.com . Mr. Howell's labor & employment practice includes Title VII, Race discrimination, Ethnic discrimination, Gender/Sex discrimination, Gender-identity discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sexual harassment (quid pro quo and hostile work environment), Sexual-orientation discrimination and harassment, Religious discrimination and failure to accommodate, Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), Disability discrimination and failure to accommodate, FMLA discrimination and retaliation, Workers' Compensation retaliation, Retaliation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") proceedings, New Mexico Human Rights Act ("NMHRA") and Human Rights Bureau ("NMHRB") proceedings, Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"), Employee benefits, Wrongful discharge, Whistleblower and qui tam, Express and implied contract, Bad faith breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, Fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, and Confidentiality Agreements.

Education
University of Texas School of Law
University of Texas
English major, With Special Honors
Professional Experience
Owner
Attorney Trent A. Howell
- Current
Partner
Sawtell Wirth & Biedscheid, P.C.
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Partner
Jackson Lewis
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Partner
Holland & Hart LLP
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Associate
Gilkey & Stephenson
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Associate
O'Brien & Associates
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Developing Labor Law (Cum. Supp. 2008)
BNA Books
ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits (2007)
American Bar Association
Charge-Barring Agreements Retaliatory?
Defense Research Institute, The Voice
ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits (2005)
American Bar Association
Developing Labor Law (Cum. Supp. 2004)
BNA Books
Developing Labor Law (Cum. Supp. 2003)
BNA Books
ERISA Preemption of Bad Faith Claims Following Kentucky Association of Healthplans, Inc. v. Miller
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee, e-Tips News
Certifications
Employment & Labor Law Specialist (2005 - 2010)
New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Southwest Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
10.0 out of 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers & Partners
Southwest Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
10.0 out of 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers & Partners
10.0 out of 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Southwest SuperLawyer
Super Lawyers
10.0 out of 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers & Partners
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers & Partners
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers & Partners
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers & Partners
Southwest SuperLawyer
Super Lawyers
Southwest SuperLawyer
Super Lawyers
Southwest SuperLawyer
Super Lawyers
Outstanding Bar Contribution Award
State Bar of New Mexico
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
State Bar of New Mexico
Professional Associations
Current
Activities: Member, American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law and Torts & Insurance Practice Sections) Member, Defense Research Institute Member, State Bar of New Mexico (Labor & Employment Law Section; Past-Chair, Young Lawyers Division; Past-Member, Board of Bar Commissioners) Member, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Member, State Bar of Texas (Labor & Employment Law Section)
Defense Research Institute
Current
International Association of Defense Counsel
Current
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
Current
American Bar Association
Current
Member, Board of Directors
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
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Member, Board of Bar Commissioners
State Bar of New Mexico
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Chair, Board of Directors
New Mexico Young Lawyers Division
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
Texas
10th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Discrimination Law
  • Workplace harassment
Languages
  • French
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
TrentAHowell.com/blog
Contact & Map
Office Location
P.O. Box 2304
Santa Fe, NM 87504
USA
Telephone: (505) 919-9158
Fax: (888) 426-3086
Case Coverage
Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Rio Rancho, NM, USA
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Las Cruces, NM, USA
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Roswell, NM, USA
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Farmington, NM, USA
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Los Alamos, NM, USA
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Las Vegas, NM, USA
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Espanola, NM, USA
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Taos