Trenton G. Lamere advocates for people who have been personally injured by the negligent, reckless, and wrongful acts of others, including those whose civil rights have been violated.
Trenton began litigating civil cases when he was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2010. From 2011 through 2014, Trenton served as a law clerk (research attorney) in the chambers of two U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of California, after which Trenton resumed his work as an advocate.
As an advocate, Trenton has defeated numerous motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and interlocutory appeals filed by defendants in civil cases. Trenton is also an effective litigator in the courtroom, as recently shown by his work on a trial team that won a jury verdict against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officers who violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
Trenton graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law, where he won faculty awards for “Vigorous Commitment to Professional Integrity & Creative Problem Solving of Client Problems” and “Dedication to the Community, Educational Achievements, Leadership, & Commitment to Diversity in the Legal Profession.” He earned academic achievement awards in legal research and writing classes and was named a “Distinguished Advocate” in recognition of his oral advocacy skills. In addition to receiving awards for pro-bono and public service, Trenton served the Student Bar Association as Board Chairperson and Pride Law as Vice President. Trenton also received the San Diego Public Defender’s Office Youman’s Public Service Grant and the Public Interest Law Foundation Grant while in law school, both of which allowed him to study juvenile civil rights in Prague and serve as a legal intern at the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. Before graduating, Trenton also served as a judicial intern for several judges of the San Diego Superior Court, after which he served as a judicial extern in the chambers of a U.S. District Judge.
Trenton graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University, where he studied psychology and Spanish.
Trenton is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the National Police Accountability Project, a Project of the National Lawyers Guild.