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Trent grew up in Pasadena, Texas near the refineries along the Gulf Coast. He attended South Houston High School where he graduated early so he could enlist in the United States Navy. On his first tour of duty, Trent was sent overseas to Yokosuka, Japan, where he served aboard the USS Midway. While in the Navy, Trent learned the importance of discipline and hard work. He also learned that paying attention to detail can be the difference between success and failure. Trent put himself through college and law school. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and his law degree from South Texas College of Law, in Houston, Texas. 

During law school, Trent was awarded membership in The Order of the Lytae in recognition of excellence and attainment in the study of the law. After law school, Trent moved to Beaumont, Texas so he could serve the people of Jefferson County as a Prosecutor in the Jefferson County District Attorney's office. In 1997, Trent left the Jefferson County District Attorney's office for private practice. 

It was a natural progression for Trent to go from protecting the rights of victims harmed by criminal conduct to protecting the rights of individuals harmed by the negligence and gross negligence of others. Trent is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive experience in personal injury litigation. Trent has been the lead attorney in hundreds of personal injury cases ranging from automobile accidents, to plant explosions, to complex medical malpractice cases. 

He believes that the best way to succeed is by working harder and being better prepared than your adversary. Trent believes in giving back to the community. He is a supporter of "Some Other Place" a mission that serves the homeless in Beaumont, Texas, as well as being an active member of St. Anthony's Parish. Trent has been fortunate enough to coach his children in youth sports. He has coached teams in the West End Little League and Beaumont Little Dribblers. 

Trent has been recognized as a Super Lawyer ( a Thomson Reuters service), a Life Member of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Furthermore, Trent has served as a Director for the Jefferson County Bar (2011), Director and Vice President in the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association. 

Recipient, Beaumont Police Officers Association Service Award, 2002, 2008. Assistant, District Attorney, 1994-1997. Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, Order of Lytae.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%
  4. Divorce: 10%
  5. Family: 10%
    Less than 1 year


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

1905 Calder
Beaumont, TX, 77704


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2016
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Faithful Service AwardBeaumont Police Officer Associations Award2008
Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2005
Faithful Service AwardBeaumont Police Officer Association2002
Order of the LytaeSouth Texas College of Law1991
Good Conduct AwardUnited States Navy1986
Sea Service Deployment RibbonUnited States Navy1983
Battle "E" RibbonUnited States Navy1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyPortner Bond, PLLC2011 - Present
Trial AttorneyReaud, Morgan & Quinn1997 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneyJefferson County, Texas District Attorney's Office1994 - 1997
Petty Officer 3rd ClassUnited States Navy1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jefferson County Bar AssociationVice President2013 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationDirector2011 - 2013
Jefferson County Young Lawyers AssociationVice President1998 - 1998
American Association for JusticeN/A1998 - 2010
Jefferson County Young Lawyers AssociationDirector1997 - 1997
Jefferson County Young Lawyers AssociationDirector1996 - 1996
Jefferson County Young Lawyers AssociationN/A1994 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992