Mike Trent has been licensed to practice law since 1994. He began his career as a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and rose to the rank of felony chief before leaving in 2008. Mike practices criminal law almost exclusively and has handled tens of thousands of criminal cases, ranging from class C misdemeanors to capital offenses.
Mike went to the University of Texas at Austin for both his undergraduate degree and law school.
He graduated with a B.A. in English with honors and liberal arts honors in 1991, then graduated from law school in 1994, after receiving the Order of Barristers, the highest honor one can receive for advocacy in law school. Mike was a member of both the Criminal Law Mock Trial Team and the National Mock Trial Team and also served as an officer on the Board of Advocates.
As an attorney, Mike is a published author and has received numerous awards and honors. He has spoken at many different seminars and conventions and is frequently asked to speak on various topics of interest to attorneys and other professionals. He is a member of the elite Texas Bar College and is board certified in criminal law, which means he is an expert in this specialized area.
Mike is well known at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center and elsewhere and has a reputation for getting excellent results for his clients. Mike has tried hundreds of jury trials, and prosecutors and judges alike know that Mike can back up what he says in the courtroom, if necessary. Mike is widely regarded as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the Houston area.
Awards, Honors, Publications
|Avvo Rated “Superb” – Top Attorney, Criminal Defense||2011- present|
|Houstonia Magazine “Top Lawyers in Houston”||2013|
|Anti-Defamation League “No Place for Hate” Award||2007|
|Harris County Child Abuse Task Force Distinguished Speaker||2006|
|M.A.D.D. Distinguished Service Award||2001|
|ORDER OF BARRISTERS||1994|
|Dean’s List||1989 - 1991|
|College Scholar||1989 - 1990|
|National Merit Scholar||1988|
|Co-Author Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Austin - TDCAA (4nd Edition)||2007|
|"A Horrific Case of Medical Child Abuse" The Texas Prosecutor, Vol. 38, No. 4. Austin - TDCAA||2008|
|"Heart of Darkness" The Texas Prosecutor, Vol. 37, No. 1. Austin - TDCAA||2007|
|Member, Texas Bar College||2020|
|Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Criminal Law||2018|