Trenton Lacy

Employment Attorney

For me, the practice of law begins and ends with people, and helping people is the only part of
being a lawyer that matters. I’ve always been passionate about workers’ rights, and I enrolled in
law school knowing exactly what I wanted to do: I wanted to help people protect themselves
from bad employers.

After I graduated from law school, I worked for the Texas Workforce Commission. Although I
gained valuable experience, I also realized just how far the system is slanted against employees.
For centuries in the law, the employment relationship was formally called the “master-servant
relationship.” Although modern legal textbooks have begun rebranding it as the “employer-
employee relationship,” employees are often still treated as servants rather than individuals with
legal rights. And even with the laws that are meant to protect employees, one side of the
relationship has all of the bargaining power and absolute control, while the other is left fighting
for what few protections they have.

Workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are traumatic and humiliating to endure.
Losing a job impacts every aspect of a person’s life. It goes beyond not knowing how to pay
your mortgage and your bills. A person’s profession is part of their identity – part of who they
are. We often spend more waking hours at work than we do with our own families, and having
those connections suddenly ripped away hurts.
I can’t fix the feelings of betrayal and uncertainty that come with an employer’s illegal treatment
of an employee. But I can listen, understand, and do my best to work for justice with sound,
zealous legal advocacy.

I pride myself on a blue-collar approach to the practice of law: I’m always ready to roll up my
sleeves, get my hands dirty, and grind away until the job is done. I will work endlessly to
accomplish a task and make sure it gets done right; there are few challenges that can’t be
overcome with thorough preparation, strong work ethic, and rigorous attention to detail.
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family and friends, going to concerts,
playing music, and rooting for the Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs.

 

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law | J.D. (2017)
    • Cum Laude
    • Secretary, Longhorn Bar Association
    • Executive Comment Editor, Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal
  • University of Texas at Austin | B.A., Political Science (2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas State Bar (2017)
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas