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Trent Brehon Copeland

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   5 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About Trent

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I am a devoted advocate to my clients and their cases. I represent your interests with my heart and soul.  I am also one of the leading legal analysts providing expert analysis on legal cases for CBS, CNN and Fox News.


I am also an advocate for the less fortunate -- I serve on the board for The Alliance for Children's Rights, one of the leading non-profit organizations providing services to children in foster care. 


My mission is to serve and to provide my talents and expertise to help others.  

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Attorney Trent Copeland provides expert analysis on Jodi Arias sentencing and other criminal cases on Lip TV.
CNN interviews expert lawyer Trent Copeland and Dr. Drew on Conrad Murray legal case.


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Posted by G.T. | December 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Trent Copeland is reliable, consistent and very reachable. During my own situation, Copeland was very dependable and made the experience in the courtroom very easy-- resolving issues thoroughly and in a timely manner. I recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Kyle | September 6, 2013
Outstanding and Highly Recommended
Trent Copeland provided outstanding guidance and service in what was a very unexpected low point when receiving a DUI charge. His explanation, expertise, and professionalism made the entire experience much less confusing and uncertain. I highly recommend him for legal counsel and greatly appreciated his approach and execution of what might not have been the easiest set of circumstances. If you find yourself having made a mistake like I did, you will definitely be in good hands with Trent Copeland. - Don't Drink & Drive.
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Posted by Jorge Mc Donald | April 1, 2018
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excellent lawyer
I recommend it 120%, excellent lawyer!!! in 2017 it was difficult for our family, but thanks to Mr. Trent, everything was resolved satisfactorily, thank you again Mr. Trent.
Posted by Robert Menjivar | May 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trent Copeland has been a life saver. Going through the process has been easy and a breath of fresh air. I was extremely stressed and worried about what could happen prior to meeting with Trent in terms of my record and the fine I would have to face. However, he has been extremely professional and has negotiated for my terms to be in a better place if I had not hired his services. I highly recommend him and am so grateful for all he has done for me.
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Posted by JM in Pasadena, CA | July 20, 2016
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The Best in the Business
From my first contact with Trent over the phone, I knew he was the attorney for me. He was professional, knowledgeable and asked all the right questions that would help him deliver superior quality service. Trent made no promises about what the outcome of my DUI case would be and was upfront about all the possibilities (the best and the worst case scenario). His exact words to me were "I like to under promise, and over deliver." His many years of experience and his confidence in his ability to get me the most favorable results in my matter helped me sleep much better at night. And guess what? He OVER DELIVERED! He got my case thrown out and I can happlily move on with my life. This outcome is more than I could have hoped for and to Mr. Trent Copeland I will always and forever be grateful. If you ever have an unfortunate run in with the law and need legal assistance I highly recommend you to give this man a call if you want a fighting chance. Thank you so much for everything Trent.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Trent Copeland
  • 1988 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Beverly Hills Courthouse
  • 2004 - 2016
  • On Camera Legal Analyst
  • CNN
  • 2002 - 2016
  • On Camera Legal Analyst
  • Cbs News
  • 2000 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Baker & Mackenzie LLC
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • George Washington University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Martinez
  • I represented the defendant and obtained a dismissal of all charges and no license suspension.
  • People v. Julian
  • Settlement/Dismissal of DUI Charge
  • Edmonds v. Freeney
  • 100k settlement


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Alliance For Children's Rights
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Moot Court /competition
  • George Washington Law Center
  • 1986


  • Legal Periodical
  • "Of Counsel"
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Monica - Beverly Hills Police Association
  • Cross Examination by the Defense Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Opening House
  • Keynote Address -Mesereau-Villaraigosa Legal Clinic
  • 2008
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Defending the High Profile Case
  • 2004
  • Stanford University Law School
  • Media & The Law
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trent Copeland is an experienced, knowledgeable and and highly skilled attorney. I highly recommend Trent for all DUI and criminal defense cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Trent Copeland. He provides insightful and accurate answers to client's questions. He has broad and timely experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trent has the kind of skills and experience I would seek out if I were looking to hire an attorney. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Experienced, thorough and skilled. Just the kind of lawyer you want representing you . Trent provides thoughtful insight, and as a new attorney, I enjoy learning from his thoughtful responses here on AVVO. I endorse Trent for all of your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trent is a talented attorney who is truly dedicated to defending his clients in all stages of criminal defense representation. I highly recommend Mr. Copeland to anyone seeking the highest quality representation available in the Los Angeles area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found Trent's contributions on Avvo to be thoughtful and expert. I would highly recommend his services."
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Los Angeles Criminal defense Lawyer Trent Brehon Copeland
Trent Brehon Copeland
Criminal defense Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 35 years
Virtual consultation available