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J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, 2010
B.A. Political Science; B.A. Spanish Language and Literature, The George Washington University, 2007, Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Trent Taylor is an associate with the Labor Department and Wage and Hour Department of Barkan Meizlish, LLP. Trent joined Barkan Meizlish, LLP in 2013. Mr. Taylor provides consultation to labor organization in contract interpretation and enforcement matters. In addition, Mr. Taylor represents union clients in arbitration hearings and litigation proceedings. He is well versed in First Amendment law as it pertains to union organizing and public information campaigns.
In the field of wage and hour law, Mr. Taylor has represented hundreds of workers in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour law litigation. Mr. Taylor takes pride in representing low wage workers recover their duly earned and unlawfully withheld wages. He has been active in the establishment of the Central Ohio Workers’ Center (COWC), a non-profit workers’ rights center located in Columbus, Ohio and provides legal assistance and consultation to the COWC and its members.
Mr. Taylor is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a graduate of The George Washington University with a double major in Political Science and Spanish Language and Literatures. He is a 2010 graduate of The George Washington School of Law where he was active in workers’ rights issues. During law school, Mr. Taylor clerked for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the National Treasury Employees’ Union (NTEU) while also volunteering for Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC).
Following law school, Mr. Taylor worked as an associate for Blake & Uhlig, P.A., where he represented labor unions and employee benefit funds. In 2011, Mr. Taylor joined the Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC) as its Employment Law Attorney. While at KEJC, Mr. Taylor specialized in representing workers in wage and hour actions and succeeded in achieving record settlements for workers and expanding the use of legal remedies through impact litigation. Mr. Taylor also co-authored the wage-theft provision to the Kentucky Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act (KRS 337.385(3)), which awards treble damages to workers who are victims of forced labor.
While in Kentucky, Mr. Taylor co-founded Service Workers for Justice, a non-profit grass roots based organization designed to improve the working conditions of restaurant workers. Mr. Taylor is fluent in Spanish and highly proficient in Arabic.