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Michael Thomas Trent

Criminal defense Attorney at Halifax, VA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    When you or a loved one are charged with a Misdemeanor or Felony, we're ready to have your back in the fight to come! Criminal charges can carry severe consequences, from the loss of rights to incarceration. Call today for a consultation.

  2. Car accident
    If you've been involved in a motor vehicle collision and injured through no fault of your own, you'll need to talk to us immediately for a free case evaluation. Stop worrying!

  3. DUI and DWI
    Don't let one stupid mistake destroy your life. Whether it is your first DUI or not, whether you have a CDL to protect or not, you're going to need a lawyer and you want an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer by your side.

  4. Estate planning
    here's nothing worse than when lack of planning leads to uncertainty and sometimes even bitter arguments between family at the already unbearable time of a loved one's passing. The good news this can be easily avoided!

  5. Personal injury
    When you're injured through no fault of your own, it can be a life changing event with mounting medical bills and loss of quality of life. If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, call immediately.

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Traffic tickets can have real world consequences including points on your driving record, higher insurance premiums, a suspended drivers license, and even jail time. It can be very expensive to accept a ticket, call today for a consultation.

  7. Animal and dog bites
    If you've been bit by an animal of any kind that is the responsibility of another person(s), you'll need to talk to us now to review your case for free to discuss your financial compensation for your bite.

As a son of Southside Virginia, it's a privilege to represent the clients of our area.  My practice's focus is on offering the best legal representation possible in areas ranging from criminal and civil litigation to wills and estate planning, and to help folks know whether they need a lawyer and if we're the right ones for you, we offer free consultations either in person or by phone.  


The Trent Law Practice, PLC
7 S. Main Street
PO Box 1542
Halifax, VA, 24558


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Leshan Kirby | April 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
One of the best to ever do it. He has gone over and beyond to fight for me and I recommend him for anyone. Good , sincere lawyers are hard to find these days.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Can’t Go Wrong
I hired Mr. Trent after a car accident almost 3 years ago. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything in a manner that I could explain, especially dealing with an out of town insurance company. From the moment we had our consultation until now, he always made/makes sure everything was going well health-wise and provided constant updates with the case. His clients well-being is of the utmost importance to him and he shows it the moment you sit down with him. Thank you is not a big enough word to express the gratitude I have after working with him and will use him in the future if ever needed.
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Posted by Sandra | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I Recommend Him!
I have seen Mr. Michael Trent twice now and find him to be very concerned with my issues and explains everything to me in a manner that I can understand. I'm thankful for his services and I will always use him if I need something.
Posted by Sarah | May 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He did such a great job!
Four years ago, a car I was a backseat passenger in was rear ended on the interstate and that resulted in a back injury that still disrupts my life today. After dealing with the driver's insurance company for almost a year and getting absolutely no where, I decided to call Michael Trent. He was dedicated to getting every piece of information he needed about my specific accident and dealing with the out of state insurance company. He made this process as easy as it could be for me and we even settled out of court for A LOT more than they were offering me before I hired him. Because of him I was made whole by the insurance company for the years of back problems I have had and the pain and doctor's bills I still must endur during a painful flair up.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Trent Law Practice, PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender Office
  • 2011 - 2015


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Lynchburg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Halifax Town Council
  • Councilman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Halifax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Halifax County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Halifax County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Family member
"My husband, Michael Trent, is skilled litigator who has the patience of a saint. He listens carefully to every client who comes into our office. Every detail that clients give him, no matter how small, he will use to put his clients to the best advantage possible. If you were in an accident and think you need a lawyer, give him a call. If he can help, he will."
Halifax Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Thomas Trent
Michael Thomas Trent
Criminal defense Attorney
Halifax, VA
Licensed for 13 years
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