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Brooke Trent

Probate Attorney at Cedar Falls, IA

5.0   19 reviews

About Brooke

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Brooke Trent has a passion for providing impeccable client service in her areas of practice for clients in the Cedar Valley and throughout the State of Iowa. Trent Law Firm, PLLC is a general practice firm that includes but is not limited to business law, family law, guardian ad litem services, creditor's rights law, business law, corporate law, real estate, estate planning, education law, and many other areas. Visit our website at TrentLawIowa.com or give us a call at 319-277-1610. 

Licensed for 15 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/15/2022

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

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Trent Law Firm, PLLC
3429 Midway Drive
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613

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Posted by Jodi | October 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will
Highly recommend Trent Law Firm. Brooke Trent and her staff made getting our will made out super quick and easy. Brooke pointed out a lot of things my husband and I had not even thought of. After making out our will I feel confident that if something should happen we have been given the information needed to have things all planned out. Making less of a burden for our families. Thanks Brooke Trent and staff!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Brooke and her entire team were such a joy to work with as I started my new business. They were all PROMPT in responding to me. Her entire team was also good at explaining things to me. Brooke was a good teacher too--she helped me understand why I should have my new customer sign certain forms and what I needed to do to protect myself. I felt like she was a real advocate to me. I would recommend Trent Law.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Lease in regard to pets
I spoke with a woman about renting her property and she quoted me $250/year for my pet. Then she changed it to $50/month, non-refundable. Needless to say, I certainly did not give her my time.
Posted by A very satisfied farming family! | February 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Agricultural Estate Planning!
Brooke Trent and her staff did an excellent professional job of advising us to create a LLC for our farming operation! She patiently explained the benefits of creating the LLC and how it would assist us in the current and future business management of our farms. Her legal assistant, Amanda, was very thorough as well and made calls to the IRS and created the paperwork for us to sign. Brooke helped us to understand how the LLC will benefit the future of our estate when it passes on to our beneficiaries. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Brooke Trent for agricultural estate planning. Her knowledge, experience and explanations were superior to those that we have heard at any estate planning seminars or from others in the legal field. She has a solid understanding of what to do, why to do it and how to get it done!
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Posted by Jennifer | February 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and caring!
We used her services to obtain guardianship of two children. The entire team were completely professional and extremely helpful during a time of unknowns and stress. Brooke was available to us in an extremely timely manner and made our process as easy as possible! I would recommend her without hesitation!
Posted by Leanne | June 23, 2015
My attorney of choice
Brooke is a compassionate, trustworthy attorney that I've always been able to rely on. She is honest, full of integrity, & very thorough in all aspects of her practice. I never hesitate to ask for her assistance in our legal matters & know it'll get done right.
Posted by Paul | May 11, 2015
Would recommend without hesitation
My wife and I have utilized Brooke's services for a number of different situations ranging from real estate transactions, to business law and do not competes. She is extremely thorough and honest, and gave us a great deal of confidence in the decisions we had to make by explaining every step of the process. If I have a legal question, Brooke is the first person I call to get the right answer, and the first person I recommend to my friends when they are in need of legal advice. Keep up the great work!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2015
Client focused litigation
Brooke Trent provided extremely prompt and client focused legal assistance for us when we had a lawsuit against a chemical company that sprayed and killed multiple bee hives that we maintained and had registered with the state. She reached an acceptable agreement for our settlement and was very professional in keeping us up-to-date with all proceedings. We have chosen to use Brooke's services for our estate planning, including power-of-attorney papers, living wills, designation of burial papers and wills. She understands how important legal situations are for her clients and adds an element of personal attention and concern to her work. We highly recommend Brooke Trent for any legal needs! She is has a friendly, professional demeanor but she fights hard for her clients. I would not want her to be on my opposing side!!!!
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Posted by Jyll | April 15, 2015
Brooke
Brooke has helped me with Real Estate issues and has done a great job. She is personable and professional and gets the job done quickly. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a great attorney and wants results quickly!
Posted by Derek | April 8, 2015
Great!
Brooke has helped my wife and I with house closings, estate planning and other personal matters over the years. She has always been excellent in her follow-up and communicating what is going on with various processes. She explains things in ways that are easy to understand and provides options while helping to weigh the pros and cons. She is not only a great attorney but an amazing person.
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Posted by Adriane | April 6, 2015
Changing the negative view on lawyers!
Brooke is an amazing attorney! She has assisted now with two very different real estate transactions, property tax issues and overall general legal advice. She has excellent communication and we know we will get a response from her! She is timely, and doesn't hesitate to lend us a "woah" when we need more information ourselves! She explains with educated and common language responses. She is the real deal!
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Posted by Jeremy | April 5, 2015
Excellence
Brook is an excellent lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in her field and an excellent communicator. She truly cares about you and your needs. She has been there for all of our estate planning. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Posted by andy | April 4, 2015
brooke is amazing
Brooke was amazing to us. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and worked very hard to meet our needs. I would and have recommended her to anyone needing a lawyer.
Posted by Tim | April 4, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I have worked with Brooke on numerous real estate transactions throughout the years. She is always well prepared and knowledgeable about the subject matter. She always puts her clients interest first. I would highly recommend her for any legal needs.
Posted by kelly | April 4, 2015
Knowledgeable attorney with a heart!
We found ourselves helpless in our situation. We immediatly contacted Brooke Trent. She has a wealth of knowledge and compassionate heart. She helped guide us to make the best decision. We couldn't have been happier with her services and highly recommend her!
Posted by Lindsey | April 4, 2015
Absolutely great!
We have worked with Brooke Trent in a few different situations, from buying house, to writing up a will, and the most difficult was a lawsuit which involved our young daughter being attacked by a dog. Brooke was very knowledgeable and professional in all situations. Most importantly to me was her compassion and honesty in our lawsuit. She guided us through the horrible situation we were in and prepared us for what was coming. We felt completely comfortable leaving everything in her hands and trusted her advice without question. She helped make a negatively life altering moment bearable. Brooke was extremely positive and encouraging and helped explain the way some laws work, even though they didn't make sense. Long story, short, I would trust Brooke Trent with any legal issue we may run across in the future and am completely satisfied with all she has done for us in the past.
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Posted by Nicole | April 4, 2015
Extremely honest & trustworthy
Brooke is a leader in her craft. She stays up-to-date with cases and changing laws. Brooke has fantastic communication and will return a phone call or email within the same day. She's witty and incredibly smart. I have sat in on a multitude of real estate closings with her and she's very articulate in explaining the documents clients are signing, and great at putting people at ease. I can't say enough about her! I would recommend her to anyone!!
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Posted by Brittany | April 4, 2015
Professional, courteous, and caring.
Brooke is a wonderful individual. She is very knowledgeable and a true pleasure to work with. Brooke personally kept me posted every step of the way and everything was done in a timely manner.
Posted by Chris | April 3, 2015
Highly Recommended
My wife and I have utilized Brooke's services to assist with two home purchases and our estate planning. Brooke was the extremely thorough, approachable, personable, and professional. Brooke has a true passion for her work, and it shows in her interactions with those she comes in contact with.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner & Attorney-at-Law
  • Trent Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner & Attorney-at-Law
  • Nelson Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nelson Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Nelson Law Firm PLLC (f/k/a Randall & Nelson, PLC)
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Vacation Planner / College Program Recruiter
  • Walt Disney World
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Highest Honors for Boyd Service Award
  • 2007
  • Drake University College of Law
  • N/A
  • 2005
  • Wartburg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 2004
  • Walt Disney World College Program
  • N/A
  • 2003
  • Walt Disney World College Program
  • N/A
  • 2003
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Legal Cases

  • Protective Insurance Co. v. D. Griffiin (Iowa Court of Appeals, No. 13-0429)
  • Affirmed (successful)
  • In re B.S., a Juvenile (Iowa Court of Appeals, No. 12-1609)
  • Affirmed
  • Veridian Credit Union v. T. Miller (Iowa Court of Appeals, No.11-0977)
  • Affirmed (successful)
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Associations

  • Iowa Judicial Branch
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, Elected Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Committee, Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Real Estate Title Standards Committee, Elected Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • City of Waterloo
  • Community Development Board, Appointed Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Executive Council
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2015
  • The Job Foundation
  • Mentor to at-risk youth
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Prairie Lakes Church
  • Facilities & Finance Committee (formerly Deacon Board)
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Wartburg College
  • Leadership Certificate National Advisory Board, Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers' Division, Elected District Representative
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, Cedar Valley Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Prairie Lakes Church
  • First Impressions Coordinator
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Journal of Corporation Law
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Young Alumni Award
  • Wartburg College
  • 2019
  • "20 Under 40" Recipient
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
  • 2016
  • Honorable Mention
  • Matt Parrott Integrity & Leadership Award
  • 2009
  • Cedar Valley Volunteer of the Year
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
  • 2008
  • Top Fundraiser
  • Arthritis Foundation of Iowa, Waterloo Chapter
  • 2008
  • Highest Honors
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Service Award
  • 2007
  • Competitor
  • Jessup Moot Court Competition
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Iowa Land Title Association
  • Voluntary Alienation of Title: Overview of Real Property Law
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Collection Law From Start to Finish: Pre-Judgment Considerations
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • Collection Law From Start to Finish: Defending Against Counterclaims
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Collection Strategies: Pre-Judgment Considerations
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Collection Strategies: Defending Counterclaims
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Upper Iowa University, MBA Adjunct Professor
  • Human Resources: Compensation & Benefits
  • 2015
  • University of Northern Iowa, College of Business, Guest Speaker
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2015
  • University of Northern Iowa, College of Business, Guest Speaker
  • American Judicial System
  • 2015
  • Iowa Land Title Association
  • Voluntary Alienation of Title: Overview of Real Property Law
  • 2015
  • Hawkeye Community College
  • Business Law, Instructor
  • 2015
  • Course Instructor
  • Business Law
  • 2015
  • University of Northern Iowa, College of Business, Guest Speaker
  • Consumer Law
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute
  • Creditor Law
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • Creditor Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brooke is committed to responsive advocacy and seeking practical results for her clients. She's easy to talk to, an excellent communicator. From the initial consultation, you'll find that Brooke is thoughtful and prompt to act because she genuinely cares. Moving forward in any case, you'll see that she is impeccably organized and well-prepared on behalf of her clients. As a result, you'll be proud she's on your side because she is confident in her pursuits. She is highly respected in the professional community and passionately involved in volunteering to represent the betterment of the Cedar Valley and its residents. Brooke is a truly outstanding attorney and colleague."
General practice Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brooke is a great attorney to work with. She is responsive and a relentless advocate for her clients."
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brooke is a caring and compassionate attorney who always has her client's best interests, comfort, and understanding at heart."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Working together with counsel across state lines can be an arduous task even for the most skilled of attorneys. Many state laws are unique to their respective jurisdictions, so when two attorneys work together across state lines, it's important to know that each is knowledgeable and educated in his or her own state's laws. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Brooke in such a matter. Brooke provided concise, thoughtful, and informative answers to questions regarding Iowa law. Her contributions reflected a strong understanding and knowledge in various areas of the law, which led to a productive resolution of the matter. Thanks, Brooke!"
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke is an exceptional attorney. I worked with Brooke on a contested guardianship matter. She did a wonderful job of guiding her clients through the legal process. I highly recommend Brooke!"
Business Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I referred a matter for a mutual client to Brooke. She handled it efficiently and economically. I was impressed with her ability to see "the forest for the trees" from her first day on the case. I would send another client to her without hesitation."
General practice Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Brooke since 2010 when I started working at Nelson Law Firm, PLLC. She is an outstanding attorney in all practice areas. Brooke is diligent, knowledgeable and a great advocate for her clients. Brooke's dedication to her community speaks volumes about her character as well. I would not hesitate to recommend Brooke Trent."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the utmost respect for Brooke, both as an attorney and as an individual. She is compassionate, committed and knowledgeable. Brooke recognizes that a client is not just another case, and treats each client as individual in providing representation. I would not hesitate to recommend Brooke."
General practice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke demonstrates every characteristic a client should desire in a lawyer. She is thorough, diligent, intelligent, thoughtful, and an exceedingly hard worker. She strives for excellence in all she does, and I enthusiastically give her a complete endorsement."
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brooke is a quality lawyer who maintains her composure and never stops advancing her clients interests until she achieves results. She is to be trusted with the most complex matters and relied upon to give solid counsel to her clients."
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Cedar Falls Probate Lawyer Brooke Trent
Brooke Trent
Probate Attorney
Cedar Falls, IA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation