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Michael E. Trent

Criminal defense Attorney at Tomball, TX

5.0   91 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR RIGHTS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. FREE CONSULTATION 713-999-3603

I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  I am an expert in the field of criminal law, it’s what I do everyday.  If you need to entrust your liberty and your future to an attorney, make sure they are Board Certified in Criminal Law.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2016,2015,2013
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 5 ...

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Licensed for 28 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Michael E. Trent
11621 Spring Cypress Road
Suite C
Tomball, TX, 77377

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Kelechi | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Reliable
We met Attorney Trent in the middle of a very heart breaking case of lies and fabrication against us. He stepped in and started working immediately, not only did he fight, he kept us updated every step of the way, he replies to texts and emails at any time, he kept on encouraging us that it will end well. Today it is now a story. The case was dismissed as he predicted. We are super grateful to him!!! and will recommend him over and over again.
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Posted by Krystal | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Well Worth It!
My husband and I were both fraudulently accused of a crime that was very damaging to our reputation. Mike took our case and was very thorough in retrieving video evidence, witness statements, and documentation that was pertinent in proving the type of character the complaining witness was. Communication was excellent and he kept us informed of all proceedings and the next steps he was going to take. When faced with another reset of the court case that was going to interfere with a new job offer he stepped in, put the pressure on, and got all charges dismissed. We hope to never have to use him again, but Mike Trent would be at the top of our list if we ever find ourselves in another terrible situation!
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Posted by Julie | May 22, 2022
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All the Qualities of a Great Attorney
We hired Mike when our son with charged with FSRA. Needless to say, this was the scariest thing we have ever gone through, and we knew right after speaking with him, that Mike was the man for the job. When we got anxious at times over what was happening, or not, he clearly explained how things worked, and assured us that things would be ok. Mike worked diligently on this case, and, even though it took a couple of years, which he told us it might, he got a dismissal! Mike has the right mix of what makes a great attorney, while being caring at the same time. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a defense attorney. Thank you, Mike, for the results you got for our son!
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Posted by David | May 6, 2022
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Amazing Lawyer
I hired Michael Trent back in 2018. From the day I first spoke to him he told me exactly what to expect and what he could do for me. He told me he would keep fighting for me regardless of how long the process would take and would not settle for anything less. He did just that. I'm glade my case was dismissed and finally expunged. Thank you Mike! I can not say this enough, if you need to hire a lawyer contact Michael Trent.
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Posted by Adrian | April 22, 2022
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You Ask and He Will Deliver!
This was my 1st major offense in my lifetime, DWI. I was recommended to Mike by someone who told me he was the best! I did my research and went with him. During our initial consultation on the phone, he explained his goal was to make sure my record remains untarnished and to never set foot in a court room and yield a " Dismissal". That was accomplished. Mike has the experience and delivers as promised. I strongly recommend his services in the event of facing a legal matter. Great Job Mike!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
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Seized vehicles
Around 2013 I had 2 vehicles seized from H.P.D. and bf had charges,he had a case dismissed and both cars returned to my possession! Great hard working lawyer.
Posted by DTRE | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Quality Service
I was charged for a crime that I did not commit, especially for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Overwhelmed and on bond, Mr. Trent was selected as my hired attorney while I was still in custody. My Life had literally been paused since then, most of my ambitious endeavors postponed... Finally, everything here is getting back on track. After patiently awaiting 18-20 months of suspense although I always sustain optimism, his skillful efforts and insights ensured that justice is righteously served. The factual evidence proved my innocence, case dismissed!.. I and I would like to thank Mr. Michael E. Trent once again, for helping make the final outcome possible, in the name of Jesus Christ, Jah be praised!!! I AND I RECOMMEND ANYONE IN NEED OF LEGAL SERVICES TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY THAT IS INSIGHTFULLY KNOWLEDGEABLE, DEDICATED AND EXPERIENCED, AS WELL AS EFFECTIVELY PROVIDUAL. THEREFORE, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE OFFICES OF MICHEAL E. TRENT!
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Posted by Linda | October 14, 2021
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He is THE lawyer
Mr. Trent responds promptly, always knew my case status and was very, very good! I got my case dismissed today and recommend Mike to anyone fighting a case right now. Thank you Mr. Trent. **super satisfied customer**
Posted by ED | July 10, 2021
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The best of the best
Before I met Mr. Trent, I had hired a lawyer who told me my case was impossible & that I should just plead guilty. That night I cried and searched randomly before meeting Mr Trent. I chose him because I had some hope after reading his reviews. I remembered him telling me to have faith when he noticed how helpless I felt at the time. Beside being lawyer, this man is humane and honest. At the end he dismissed and expunged the case. I was speechless. He came through for me. Whoever reading this pls believe all I said about him because it is true. All his reviews are true. This review is just a fragment of all Mr. Trent did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2021
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Made the impossible possible
Was charged w three felonies and he got all dismissed, the Avenue we took was seen. As not likely by other attorneys but he made it happen
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 2008

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors and Liberal Arts Honors
  • 1991

Associations

  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • "No Place For Hate" Award
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Speaker
  • Harris County Child Abuse Task Force
  • 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • MADD
  • 2001
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Publications

  • TDCAA
  • "A Horrific Case of Medical Child Abuse" The Texas Prosecutor, Vol. 38, No. 4. Austin
  • 2008
  • TDCAA
  • "Heart of Darkness" The Texas Prosecutor, Vol. 37, No. 1. Austin
  • 2007
  • TDCAA
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • 2nd Annual Forensic Nursing Conference
  • "Medical Child Abuse: Two Case Studies"
  • 2013
  • 20th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
  • "Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Case Study"
  • 2008
  • Sexual Assaults and Related Violent Crimes
  • "Precautions in Handling High Publicity Cases"
  • 2007
  • 12th Annual CACTX Conference
  • "Factitious Disorders by Proxy"
  • 2007
  • Sexual Assaults and Related Violent Crimes
  • “Jury Selection in Sexual Assault
  • 2006
  • Recognition and Prosecution of Child Abuse
  • "Case Study: Munchausen's by Proxy Syndrome"
  • 2006
  • Parents Who Kill
  • “Case Study: Munchausen’s by Proxy”
  • 2006
  • Harris County District Attorney Office Training Seminar
  • “Calling State’s Experts and Surviving Gatekeeper Hearings”
  • 2005
  • Crimes Against Kids Conference
  • “Jury Selection in the Child Sexual Abuse Case”
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a great lawyer who consistently gets excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked as opposing counsel with Mike on several cases when I was a prosecutor. He is a very good attorney, with a deep understand of the law and who fights very hard for his clients. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I first met Michael Trent, I was representing a man charged with murder. Michael represented the co-defendant who allegedly connected with the crime. Both me of us ran into a slew of government corruption in the murder case and we fought against it. Mike fights hard and it was a pleasure working with him. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Trent is an outstanding lawyer. He is blessed with a razor-sharp intellect and an encyclopedic knowledge of criminal law. He is also one of the most relentless trial lawyers that I know. I could go on and on about Mike's legal talent and how he is always available to help his colleagues solve challenging legal problems. But what impresses me most about Mike, is his ethics and professionalism when dealing with clients, other lawyers and judges. His word is as good as gold. If I or a family member were ever in serious trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Mike. Nearly every criminal lawyer I know in the Greater Houston area shares this opinion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Mike back when I was a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office. I knew him to be a formidable opponent then, and when I first joined the defense bar, he never hesitated to share the benefit of his knowledge and experience on advanced and difficult issues in criminal law. Mike's reputation for excellence precedes him both in trial and in pre-trial case resolution. If you hire him, you will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mike because he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys in the Courthouse. There are very aspects of criminal law that Mike hasn't dealt with. His reputation in the legal community is outstanding and I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Mike should I need help with an issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"I have known Mike Trent for over a decade. Mike is an effective advocate and is always prepared. Not only is Mike Trent knowledgeable and up to speed on the law, he possesses trial skills that are unmatched. Mike Trent is also an amicable lawyer, whose personality wins over Judges, Prosecutors, and Juries. Mike was a formidable prosecutor, but I truly believe he has found his calling as a criminal defense attorney. Simply put, Mike Trent is a lawyer's lawyer and I wholeheartedly endorse Mike Trent for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike Trent was my Chief at the District Attorney's Office. In addition to being a great teacher who is knowledgable on all aspects of criminal law, he is one of the best trial lawyers I've ever watched in trial. He is passionate about his defense of his clients and works around the clock to prepare for trial. I highly recommend him if you find yourself on the wrong side of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an experienced and dedicated attorney with a no-nonsense approach that gets results. He is well respected among his peers for his knowledge of the law, as well as his effective courtroom style. Mike is a zealous and tireless advocate for his clients. Hire him, and you can rest assured you are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike and I worked at the DA's office together. He is an awesome attorney and very well respected. Combined with his knowledge of the law and you have a great defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike was a strong prosecutor for years and has proven to be a strong defense lawyer as well. He has a comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and works hard to fight for his clients."
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