Firm Biography

Firm Biography

The law firm of Trenchard and Hoskins has offices in El Paso, Texas, and Roswell, New Mexico. The firm limits its practice to wrongful death and serious personal injury cases with special competence and experience in handling oilfield accident cases. The firm is licensed to practice in all New Mexico state and federal courts as well as all Texas state courts and the Western and Northern Federal District Courts of Texas.

Bob Trenchard was selected as one of the Texas Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine and has been selected on one of the TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. He has also been selected as one of the TOP 1% of attorneys in the United States by the Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was Co-Chairman of the The Mining and Oilfield Products and Accident Group from 1995-2003. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Royce Hoskins Royce Hoskins has been recognized as a Nation’s Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorney by the Workplace Injury Group. Royce Hoskins worked as a law clerk for U. S. District Judges Lucius Bunton and Royal Ferguson before joining the firm. He is an invited lecturer at legal seminars concerning New Mexico worker’s compensation issues. Mr. Hoskins handles New Mexico worker’s compensation claims in addition to the firm’s other practice.

For over 40 years, the firm has been more successful in representing the victims of oilfield accidents in West Texas and New Mexico than any other firm if success is measured by the number of large verdicts and settlements obtained. The firm has also achieved success in obtaining large verdicts and settlements in motor vehicle accidents, pipeline and plant explosions, and products liability cases. Trenchard and Hoskins has always been rated AV, the highest rating, by Martindale-Hubbell. Ratings and additional biographical data are available at

Like most law firms who handle personal injury cases, there is no charge for initial consultation and our fee for representation is usually a contingency fee, i.e. there is no fee unless there is a recovery. The fee is a percentage of the net recovery, typically one-third.