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Mr. Trost joined the law firm of O’Brien & Padilla, P.C. in January of 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Trost worked at Keleher & McLeod, P.A. as an associate attorney. Mr. Trost graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2013 and he received the CALI award for legal writing and analysis. Mr. Trost also served as a student articles editor on the New Mexico Law Review. Mr. Trost maintains a diverse civil litigation practice including general insurance defense, insurance bad faith, personal injury, construction defect, and auto liability. Mr. Trost enjoys spending time with his wife, Quiana, and daughter, Adelina.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Mexico
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, J.D., cum laude, Dean’s List
  • Student Articles Editor, New Mexico Law Review, 2012 – 2013


  • Compulsory Pooling Horizontal Well Project Areas: An Analysis of the New OCC Rules and Why the Legislature Needs to Act, VISTA (Natural Res., Energy and Envtl. Law Section of the State Bar of N.M., Albuquerque, N.M.), Summer 2012, at 1-5.
Mr. Trost's Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Bad Faith, Unfair Claims Practices,
  • and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Auto and Commercial Liability
Mr. Trost's Awards
  • CALI Award ‐ Legal Research and Writing
  • Nominated for 2012-13 University of New Mexico Susan Deese Roberts Teaching Assistant of the Year Award (Legal Writing)
Mr. Trost's Professional Associations and Memberships
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (Editorial Board Member: 2014 - Present)
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Bar Association