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Robert Trenchard Jr.

Founder, Of Counsel
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Attorney Robert Trenchard Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in 1969. Then, he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972.  Attorney Trenchard is admitted to practice law in all Texas and New Mexico state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for Western and Northern District of Texas and District of New Mexico, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for Fifth and Tenth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has had articles published in TRIAL, including “When My Co-Counsel and I Disagreed” in September 1998 and “Closing Arguments: Journey’s End” in July 1999.

Attorney Trenchard is involved in several associations, such as the El Paso Bar Association, El Paso Trial Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Foundation, and Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In the past, he has been part of the Winkler County Bar Association and co-chairman of the Mining and Oilfield Products and Accidents Litigation Group of the American Justice Association. Attorney Trenchard is a Texas Super Lawyer and has been recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the state by the National Trial Lawyers.

Education & Employment

  • University of Nebraska (B.A. 1969)

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1972)


  • Admitted to practice in all state courts of Texas and New Mexico

  • U.S. District Courts for Western and Northern District of Texas and District of New Mexico

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for Fifth and Tenth Circuits

  • U.S. Court of Claims

  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Winkler County Bar Association

  • El Paso Bar Association

  • El Paso Trial Lawyers Association

  • State Bar of Texas

  • State Bar of New Mexico

  • American Justice Association (Co-Chairman Mining and Oilfield Products and Accidents Litigation Group 1995-2003)

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Foundation

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Published Works

  • “When My Co-Counsel and I Disagreed”, TRIAL, September 1998

  • “Closing Arguments: Journey’s End”, TRIAL, July 1999


  • Selected as one of the Texas Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine

  • Selected as one of the top 100 Texas trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers for each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers.

Why Choose Trenchard & Hoskins?

  • Speak Directly with Your Lawyer

    We are a small firm dedicated to helping the people of New Mexico and Texas. When you work with us, you speak directly with the lawyer handling your case.

  • Personal Knowledge of Oilfield Cases

    One of our firm's partners, Royce Hoskins, grew up working in oilfields and knows the ins and outs of oilfield injuries and how to fight on your behalf.

  • Proven Record of Success

    Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients, helped pass laws that protect workers, and have successfully handled over 2,600 Workers' Compensation claims.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have been fighting for workers and injured victims since 1978 and have the knowledge, dedication, and drive to fight until the very end.

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