Trevor Ezell is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex trial and appellate litigation in the federal and state courts, including multi-district litigation, class actions, and sovereign disputes that present administrative law, products liability, and contracts issues.

Before joining Kirkland, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, where he represented clients before every level of the United States and Texas judiciaries in a range of areas spanning election law, state sovereign immunity, and federal preemption. In that role, he argued and won a high stakes class action appeal before the Fifth Circuit, second-chaired a prevailing "24-hour take home" en banc argument, brought an original proceeding before the Supreme Court of the United States, and litigated fast-paced restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in federal and state trial courts.

Previously, Trevor served as a law clerk to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Andrew S. Oldham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also taught as an adjunct professor a 2-credit course on the writ of habeas corpus, with course material covering the Suspension Clause, wartime detention, immigration, and post-conviction review.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Admitted only in Texas and practice is supervised by principals of the Firm


  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.2017

    Senior Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review

    President, Federalist Society

  • Kenyon CollegeB.A., Latin & Greekmagna cum laude2012
    Carl Diehl Prize in Latin