Biographical Information

Born Kearney, Nebraska

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1991-present

Member AAJ, Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc., New Mexico Trial Lawyers Foundation, Life Fellow Texas Bar Foundation

Texas Super Lawyer,  National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyer

Co-Chairman ATLA (now AAJ) Mining and Oilfield Litigation Group 1995-2003

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell 1985-present

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Texas 1972

New Mexico 1988

Western District of Texas 1975; Northern District of Texas 1993; District of New Mexico 1989; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 1977; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 1989; U.S. Supreme Court 1982


University of Nebraska  B.A. 1969

University of Texas School of Law  J.D. 1972

Professional Experience

County Attorney Winkler County, Texas 1978-1980

Private Practice 1972-present

Honors & Awards

Texas Super Lawyer

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyer

Professional Associations


Texas Bar Foundation, El Paso Bar Assoc.  El Paso Trial Lawyers Assoc.

Verdicts & Settlements

See www.trenchardandhoskins.com

Representative Cases

see www.trenchardandhoskins.com

Speaking Engagements

Invited speaker in Texas and New Mexico



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

Closing Arguments: Journey’s End, TRIAL, July 1999

Service Activities

President, Barbara Trenchard Foundation 1995-present

Director, Blues Foundation 2010-2013