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Christopher J. Trainor

Personal injury Attorney at White Lake, MI

4.9   93 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1994

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Special to The Oakland Press

A Michigan gem has turned twenty years old. It is the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor and associates.  This small law firm has quietly developed a reputation of being one the leading forces in Michigan. Unlike his boastful counterparts, Trainor lets his reputation and a scowling picture of himself, on the yellow pages, do most of his advertising.

Trainor started this firm in downtown Detroit after practicing law at Neighborhood Family Legal Services, while attending The Detroit College of Law, and then a brief stint in another small law office. He decided he could do a better job for the people he was representing if he had total control over his cases. Trainor felt that his supervisors had lost touch and that he understood his clients better than they did.

This was the beginning of The Law Offices of Christopher Trainor. "It wasn't pretty at all," said Trainor. "My office was the size of a walk-in closet, it was a desk and two chairs, and when you opened the door it smacked into the chair the clients sat in," he said.   "It was so small I had to go out in the hall to change my mind," joked Trainor.

From these meager beginnings The Law Offices of Christopher Trainor and Associates has evolved into one of the most influential legal practices in the State of Michigan, specializing in personal injury law. Trainor, primarily a personal injury lawyer, has fought insurance companies, police departments, hospitals and major corporations, to protect the rights of his clients that needed him most and winning against these giant machines that too often trample on the rights of the people.

"It wasn't easy," said Trainor, "but when you're able to help a person that has been wronged during one of the worst in their lives, it makes all the difference in the world!" he said.  "You have to understand, when I meet with a client for the first time they usually feel there is no hope left," he said.  "These people need my help and that is why I practice law."

He and his team of lawyers are extremely good at helping people in need, winning millions of dollars a year for their clients each year.  "I have been extremely lucky and blessed with the best lawyers, employees, mentors, family and friends," said Trainor, "without them none of this could have happened."

The Law Offices of Christopher Trainor and Associates has become so influential within Michigan, that people from other states have sought out their expertise.  It has allowed this small Michigan business to expand their services into other states to assist other people that have been wronged.  Trainor is excited about expanding his legal services to other states but will not allow the quality of his firm's legal representation to waver at all.

"I have built my reputation on providing the best legal representation possible," said Trainor.  His office manager and right arm, Susan Stepanski said, "We definitely go through several lawyers and office staff before we find the right one to fit our organization.  We only hire the highest quality of person to work with our team."

Trainor's philosophy is no one person is more important than the next. "From the bottom to the top of this firm everyone is an intricate part of this organization," he said.

Whatever the secret of this Michigan gem is, we wish The Law Offices of Christopher Trainor and Associates continued success in the years to come.  It is nice write about a Michigan company that is doing well during these tough economic times.

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Christopher Trainor & Associates
9750 Highland Rd
White Lake, MI, 48386

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4.9 / 5.0
  93 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2024
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Happy Enough
I didn't get what I expected, but I didn't know the Law either. It was a far settlement.
Posted by Elizabeth | December 14, 2023
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Awesome team
Great to work with! Handled my case with care. Very communicative and responsive with phone calls and emails. Settled my case in about a year with no hiccups at all! Thanks so much
Posted by Erich | December 11, 2023
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Chris Trainor
Chris helped me with a lawsuit and he did a great job on representing me did everything to my expectations very courteous law firm would recommend to friends and family
Posted by Jennette | November 20, 2023
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Great Law Firm
Great law firm to work with. I highly recommend Christopher Trainor and Associates. Ryan Ford is a awesome attorney!
Posted by Audra | October 27, 2023
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My automobile accident
Christopher Trainor and Accociates was a GOD SENT FOR ME THROUGH MY accident they were very professional and catered to my needs I am so grateful that I turned to them for help.
Posted by Anna | October 20, 2023
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Great to work with, glad I found them!
I had an exceptional experience with Christopher Trainor & Associates. Through their legal legal assistance, I was met with professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to helping me navigate the complexities of my case. The team at Christopher Trainor & Associates demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved, providing me with clear and concise guidance throughout the entire process. They were always available to address my questions and concerns, making me feel supported and reassured during a challenging time. What truly set Christopher Trainor & Associates apart was their dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for my case. They put in the extra effort, conducted thorough research, and displayed a remarkable attention to detail. Their commitment to my case was impressive. John helped me a great deal when information was not availble, they dug deeper to find it, great support during my deposition, and the entire staff at the office was wonderful. I am grateful for the outstanding legal representation I received from Christopher Trainor & Associates. Thanks to their expertise and support, my case was resolved successfully. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Anecea | September 21, 2023
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The best
It took over ten years to win my injury case against my old landlord they contacted and updated me on everything involving my case and not only did they never give up they (we) won my case I'd highly recommend them to everyone they truly care and really work hard to get you everything you deserve no matter what it is you can definitely trust Christopher Trainor & Associates to work harder than anyone...
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Posted by Stacy hooper | September 11, 2023
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Highly recommended
This is the second time that we have used this law firm. They represented my daughter and when my husband got into his auto accident we knew with out a doubt we would use them again.
Posted by Mary | August 7, 2023
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Client
As a client of Trainor law firm, my experience has been pleasant thus far. Someone always answers the phone and for the most part my questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. The staff has always treated me with respect and not attitude, no matter how many times I call.
Posted by Jennifer | June 2, 2023
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Great firm
Chris and team were able to settle our case outside of court. The team works well to communicate expectations and accommodate schedules.
Posted by Matt | June 2, 2023
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Great team
Chris and team worked diligently to present facts and successfully bring our case to close outside of a courtroom.
Posted by Patricia | May 23, 2023
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Excellent
Mr. Ryan Ford is a excellent attorney. He answer any concerns you may have and get the best results
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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Christopher Trainor and Associates, really help me win my case. They got me all my money
Posted by Janice | May 16, 2023
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Rear end car collision
I contacted the law firm Christopher J. Trainor and was assigned to Ryan Ford. We hired him. He did an excellent job representing us and our case. He took the time to follow the case through to end which was over 3 years for various reasons. He listened to our requests and concerns. He used his personal time to help us prepare us for court. I recommend Ryan Ford in the Christopher J Trainor law firm. Ryan Ford as an excellent lawyer to work with if you had a car accident. I had a rear end car collision and many medical bills and providers that Ryan worked extremely hard to help us settle the bills in addition to the case.
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Posted by carmella | May 11, 2023
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car accident
just understanding people to work ,there're not hard at all,they want you to get the benfits that is owed to you
Posted by Prince Cummings | May 11, 2023
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Excellent service
You guys have been nothing but awesome, nice, and sincere it’s been a pleasure know that you guys are doing the best that you can for me
Posted by Jessica | May 10, 2023
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Exceeds expectations
Since the day I first called the services I have received have exceeded my expectations. They have walked me through many steps and even helped secure a specialist for my son.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2023
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Excellent
Awesome lawyer. Did an amazing job. Highly recommend. Worked with me and made things easy.
Posted by Laura | May 4, 2023
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I rate Christopher Trainor and Associates 5 star
I rate Christopher Trainor 5 star and I would recommend them to anyone, they are really nice people.
Posted by Mckenna | May 2, 2023
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Injured in Car accident
Had many options for Attorney but a freind recommend Chris Trainor as she had used him in the past. I was injured as a passager in automobile accident, two surgical procedures on my leg. I thought i had easy/ open shut case as i was injured. Mr Trainor and his team informed me that insurance companies will do any and everything to pay me as little as possible. As the case went on Mr. Trainor was 100% correct, things moved very slow, i was asked 100s of questions my the insurance companies. His team cintinued to ask me what my settlement expectations were and promised they would do their best but no guarantees. 2 years later we settled for 40% than what i expected. Thanks again Mr. Trainor for everything you and your team did for me..
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1994.

Reprimand issued in MI, 1994
updated on 04/09/2010

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Owner and Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Christopher Trainor
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Michigan State University
  • 1985

Associations

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I also endorse this lawyer for employment/labor claims and civil rights claims."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Trainor is dedicated to helping the little guy get his day in court and works diligently to ensure that the voiceless may be heard."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Without a doubt, the hardest working and most diligent attorney I know. His client's always get the best settlement/verdict their case deserves."
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White Lake Personal injury Lawyer Christopher J. Trainor
Christopher J. Trainor
Personal injury Attorney
White Lake, MI
Licensed for 34 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1994. See details