Andrew Treviño (’18) has accepted a part-time position as an Assistant City Attorney with the City Attorney's Office in Greeley, Colo. Treviño will assist with municipal court prosecutions and provide general municipal law advisement and representation, including assisting with the city’s pending opioid litigation.
“My love for my hometown and my commitment for public service certainly played a role in my decision to take on this new role at the City Attorney's Office,” Treviño said. “But by far the biggest factor in my decision was my brother, Eric.”
Treviño lost his brother, Eric, to an accidental opioid overdose in December 2016. Much of his school and professional work since has been devoted to combatting the opioid epidemic.
“Sunday, December 22nd marks the three-year anniversary of my brother's passing from an accidental opioid overdose,” Treviño said. “To assist the city with its pending litigation against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family is a way to honor him and all those like him who struggle with the disease of addiction.”
Treviño will continue to work with this family at The Treviño Law Firm, LLC, where he and his father practice criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. He will split his time evenly between the two positions.
As a Clinton School student, Treviño completed his Capstone project with the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS). There, he worked on the Arkansas State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR), a grant totaling nearly $8 million over a two-year period which Arkansas received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in an effort to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Treviño worked directly under the Opioid STR Project Director Roshonda Chaney-Bowden to assist in DBHS’s efforts to expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to three populations of focus struggling with opioid use disorders: pregnant and parenting women, individuals re-entering the community from incarceration, and individuals who received Naloxone for an overdose.
In addition to his Master of Public Service, Treviño earned his concurrent Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.
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