AV civil trial lawyer of 24 years. Employment & Whistleblower Litigation. Veteran New Mexico sexual harassment litigator. Serves “Time’s Up” as a member of the National Women’s Law Center Legal Network for Gender Equity, which manages the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund. 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 (2005-2010, 2017-2021) 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, New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act ("NMWPA"), 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.