T. Christopher Trent | Partner
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T. Christopher Trent PROFILE

Chris Trent's trial practice involves a blend of automotive component product liability cases, other product liability cases, mass torts, toxic torts, construction, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Trent serves on a national trial/expert team for one of the world's largest tire manufacturers in product liability matters and has participated in pre-trial matters and/or trials in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Trent serves as a national counsel for one of the world's largest industrial gas companies in mass tort and toxic tort litigation.  In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Trent has argued appellate matters in Texas State Appellate Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.



  1. Vanderbilt University, 1988, magna cum laude
  2. Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1991, cum laude 




14th Court of Appeals Grants Favorable Opinion

2014 Johnson Trent Partners Named 'Super Lawyers'

Appeals Court Upholds Lower Court Judgment on Products Liability Case

Chris Trent Obtains "No Liability" Finding for Personal Injury Case

Defense Verdict for Large Product Manufacturer

Defense Verdict for our Client

Johnson Trent Partners Named “Super Lawyers” 2015

Johnson Trent Runners Shine

Johnson Trent Super Lawyers - 2005 thru 2012

JTWT Attorneys Successfully Defend Trial Court's Decision

JTWT participates in Houston Bar Association 2014 Fun Run

JTWT Team Presents Successful Appeal to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


At Johnson Trent we believe that a successful legal practice is measured by the outcomes we achieve for our clients. Respecting your needs and understanding your business are at the heart of what we do. Building upon that history of personal service, we draw from extensive courtroom experience and outstanding litigation resources to get the job done - with common sense, creativity and integrity.

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