Trevor Sikes is a member of Groom’s litigation team. His practice focuses on ERISA-related disputes, particularly those which result in proceedings in court or before the Department of Labor.

Trevor helps clients navigate questions surrounding breach of fiduciary duty, such as self-service, breach of a duty of loyalty or care, and defense of allegations of plan underperformance. He regularly defends clients against allegations of violation of various sections of ERISA, particularly Section 406.

He brings a pragmatic, problem-solving approach to his work. He is skilled at working through complex statutory and regulatory legal issues, and arriving at innovative solutions to the challenges his clients face.

Trevor has received his professional certification in ERISA Compliance from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits.

He also authored the article Less Money, More Problems: Why are Lower-Income Earners Targeted by the IRS?, which was published in the 41st Edition of the Virginia Tax Review.

Prior to joining Groom, he was an associate at an Amlaw 100 firm.

In his free time, Trevor enjoys writing music, reading history, and cooking.


Previous Experience

  • Litigation Associate, AmLaw 100 Firm
  • Provisional Public Defense Practitioner, Charlottesville, VA

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefits
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association