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Trevor W. Carolan

Trevor W. Carolan


Trevor Carolan is an associate in the firm’s Appellate and Advanced Motions practice group. He is a skilled writer and researcher who diligently works to resolve his clients’ complex legal matters.

Trevor has extensive legal research and writing experience. He has drafted opinions on cases for federal trial and appeals courts that span the full breadth of civil litigation and written hundreds of federal court orders on motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and pre- and post-trial motions.

In his free time, Trevor enjoys playing the pipe organ, has given recitals throughout the United States and has played historic organs in a dozen countries. He also enjoys reading, particularly biographies of U.S. presidents.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Arizona, 2017
  • Texas, 2022

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • Wartburg College, B.A., 2011

    Major: Political Science 

    cum laude

    Dean’s List

    Presidential Scholar

    Student Body President

    Wartburg Choir member

    Interim College Organist

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2014

    Dean’s List

    Senior Editor, Journal of Law & Public Policy

    Student Government, 3L Class Representative

    Dean’s Award in Immigration Law, Immigration Clinic, and Family Law

    Faculty Curriculum Committee, Student Representative

Professional Associations

    • Wartburg College
      —Alumni Board, 2016 – 2022


    • Wartburg College
      —Wartburg College Young Alumni Award, 2020


  • “Judicial Profile on Hon. Diane J. Humetewa”, Author, The Federal Lawyer, March/April 2021 Edition


  • District of Arizona, Hon. Diane J. Humetewa, Law Clerk, 2018 – 2022
  • District of Minnesota, Hon. William J. Fisher, Law Clerk, 2016 – 2017
  • Minnesota District Court, Hennepin County, Hon. Hilary L. Caligiuri, Law Clerk, 2015 – 2016