Trent Taylor, an experienced labor and employment attorney, served as a volunteer staff attorney during this summer from May to September. Trent assisted NWJP by providing legal guidance and assistance to junior staff attorneys at NWP and by offering counsel and legal assistance to several clients of NWJP. Trent served as co-counsel with other NWJP attorneys on several employment law cases, including race and gender discrimination cases, wage and hour cases, and human trafficking cases.
Trent has decided to relocate after accepting a new full-time position with Farmworker Justice, a nationally recognized non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which litigates cases and engages in policy advocacy on behalf of farmworkers in the United States. Although Trent will no longer be serving as a volunteer for NWJP, he has committed to continuing his support of NWJP’s efforts by remaining as co-counsel on a human trafficking case based in Oregon and looks forward offering his support on future cases involving farmworkers in Oregon. We are very grateful to have had Trent as a volunteer and will miss his sage advice, his great sense of humor and his dashingly good looks.
Originally from the small town of Augusta, Kansas. After graduating, I moved to Kansas City for college where I got involved with the local punk scene. After spending some years as a touring musician, I got involved in labor movements through some friends in Food Not Bombs. I spent some years organizing and protesting with Fight for Fifteen before deciding to go to law school to be more effective for the labor movement. Last year, my cat and I packed up everything and moved from Kansas City to Portland, where I now attend Lewis & Clark Law School.