In recognizing Trammell, who helped establish WilmerHale’s corporate practice in Denver, Law Week Colorado highlighted his role in leading Colorado Covid Legal Relief (CCLR), a grassroots effort to provide legal counsel to clients across the state amid the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a lawyer, as a partner at a big firm, we had a number of big clients really wrestling with existential issues. What do I do… they had all kinds of questions and no answers. And these were very smart, well educated and extremely sophisticated people,” Trammell said in his profile. "We were especially concerned that these problems would be even more intractable for our state’s small business owners, many of whom lacked access to capital, had few banking relationships and were facing risks of immediate closure and insolvency."
Trammell and other WilmerHale colleagues partnered with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to provide assistance to the state’s small business community. Alongside 250 volunteer lawyers and 10 to 15 large law firms across the state, about 260 small businesses had received legal services assistance, 64% were owned by women and 70% of those women were minorities, CCLR reported. Trammell has continued to be a leader in advocating for legal and financial aid to small business owners that would position them to recover from the pandemic.