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Attorney Profile

T. Christopher Trent

Phone: 713-860-0525


Chris Trent's trial practice involves a blend of product liability cases (manufacturers and service entities), premises liability, mass torts, toxic torts, commercial and construction litigation.

Chris has acted as national counsel, regional counsel, and local counsel in product liability matters, mass tort and various toxic tort matters spanning various industries, including tires/wheels, automotive components, off-road vehicles, agricultural vehicles and equipment, motorcycles, elevators, industrial gases, and automotive services. Chris has participated in pre­trial matters and/or trials in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.

In addition to his trial practice, Chris has argued appellate matters in Texas State Appellate Courts and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


  •     State Bar of Texas
  •     Texas State Courts
  •     Oklahoma State Courts
  •     U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  •     U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit



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


  •    Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  •    Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  •    Defense Research Institute  
  •    International Association of Defense Counsel
  •    Honored as a  'Rising Star' by Texas Monthly, 2004, 2005
  •    Honored as 'Texas Super Lawyer' - 2006-2019
  •    Honored as 'Houston Top Lawyer' by H-Texas Magazine - 2009
  •    Product Liability Advisory Council



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