Trevor Quirk’s peers voted him the 2017 Ventura County Trial Lawyer of the Year. His peers voted him Trial Lawyer of the Year because he obtained several million-dollar verdicts in 2017 and then took 3 months off of work to help his neighbors fight and recover from the Thomas Fire. The Fire started less than 5 miles from Trevor’s Upper Ojai ranch. It was, at that time, the largest wildfire in California’s history.
Trevor fought the Fire with his chainsaw and tractor, saved his home and several of his neighbors’ homes and then co-founded the non-profit, Upper Ojai Relief. Upper Ojai Relief raised over $100,000, not including tools, clothes, food, and other life safety supplies (including $20,000 in chainsaws Trevor paid for and distributed to his neighbors). To this day, Trevor continues helping his Upper Ojai neighbors recover.
The Ojai Community recognized Trevor by voting him Grand Marshall of the July 4, 2018 Parade and named him an Ojai Valley Living Treasure in 2018.
In January 2018, when the Montecito mudslides struck our neighbors to the South, Trevor and the Upper Ojai Relief team were there that morning. They went house to house helping search for survivors. Trevor spent the next 2 weeks leading volunteer teams, shoveling mud and cleaning homes.
In November 2018, the Woolsey Fire struck our neighbors to the South. Trevor and Upper Ojai Relief fought the fire, established a route for emergency personnel by clearing fallen trees with their chainsaws on Mulholland Highway, and then established a Relief Station in Seminole Springs, where 113 homes were lost. For the next 2 months, Trevor led volunteer teams sifting through the homes’ ashes and recovering wedding rings, family heirlooms and other priceless treasures.
In 2019, Trevor obtained the largest wrongful death verdict in Ventura County history for the Prewitt family.
Christopher Prewitt was a well-known De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts Vice Principal. At the time of his unexpected death, Mr. Prewitt was married to Erin Prewitt and together they had a 7 year old daughter- Isabella “Izzy.” Mr. Prewitt was jogging on Victoria at 6 a.m. and training for the Mountains 2 Marathon when he was struck and killed by an intoxicated motorist. After Trevor obtained the verdict, he donated all of his attorney fees to the Prewitt family.
Trevor grew up in Sacramento, CA where he attended Jesuit High School before going on to UC Davis and Mc George School of Law. At Mc George he received numerous honors including McGeorge Student Bar Association President, Outstanding Student Service Award, McGeorge Scholar Award, Alumni Association Scholarship, Gary V. Schaber Memorial Scholarship, William D. James Foundation Scholarship and the McGeorge Environment Improvement Scholarship. Trevor played rugby for Mc George and while in law school, he founded an after-school tutoring program for underprivileged children at the Police Athletic League.
During Law School, Trevor was offered and accepted a job at a prestigious Las Vegas law firm. Trevor passed the Nevada bar on his first try in 2003. Trevor practiced in Nevada from 2003 until 2006.
In 2006, Trevor took and passed the California Bar on his first try. Trevor then moved from Las Vegas, NV to Ventura, CA where he opened Quirk Law Firm. Trevor was joined by his wife Aletheia Gooden in 2007. Trevor has obtained several million-dollar verdicts for his injured clients and he takes great pride in being a trial attorney.
Quirk Law Firm maintains offices in Ventura and Las Vegas. Quirk Law Firm is a boutique personal injury law firm devoted exclusively to representing injured people, victims of defective products, victims of commercial trucking accidents and families of wrongful death victims.
Trevor was a Division I wrestler at UC Davis, an avid rugby player in law school and has played soccer for Fillmore Celtic for 13 years. In his free time, Trevor enjoys playing basketball with (and getting beat in PIG by) his 10 year-old son Landon, running in the flowers with his daughter Findley, age 9, coaching her soccer team and playing Snoopy, drawing and reading books with his 7 year-old son Colton. He also finds time for surfing, snowboarding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hunting, backpacking, working on his ranch or gardening with his wife Aletheia Gooden.
Trevor is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association.
In addition to being 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trevor was honored by his peers and voted as a 2015 and 2016 Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee.
In 2017, Mr. Quirk was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, an honor recognizing the highest achievement in legal advocacy. Trevor has tried cases to verdict in California and Nevada.
Just this week, KNX 1070 recognized Trevor as a Hero.