Trent Shelton joined Arnold & Itkin in 2020 and didn't waste any time getting acclimated to the practice of law. The day after learning of his passing results for the Texas bar, Trent was in the courtroom seeking justice for clients who had been seriously injured due to the actions of others. Just 3 days into that first trial, Defendants decided to settle the case for policy limits of $1 million. Within months, Trent had tried three cases to a jury.
Growing up in a family of lawyers, Trent witnessed the impact they can have on the lives of others at an early age. He knows he is working for people that have nowhere else to turn, and he knows clients need to rebuild their lives after a devastating event. He never takes representing them lightly.
Trent grew up in the small East Texas town of Hughes Springs. He attended Oral Roberts University, where he studied business and played baseball—a sport he credits with teaching him many important life lessons. His time as an athlete found him appearing in two NCAA Division I regional tournaments.
After earning his undergraduate degree with honors from Oral Roberts University, Trent attended Baylor Law School. Here, he graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 8 percent of his class. While studying law, Trent competed on Baylor’s national moot court team. He also served as an associate editor of the Baylor Law Review. His academic accomplishments include receiving the top grade in Texas Administrative Law and Practice Court III, one of the three courses in Baylor’s rigorous Practice Court program.
Trent’s practice focuses primarily on catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore cases, commercial vehicle cases, premises liability, and wrongful death. His mission is to be the strong advocate that clients need when they feel like recovery is impossible. At Arnold & Itkin, he’s proud to have this opportunity each day.
Trent’s practice is not limited to Texas. He appears in state and federal courtrooms all over the country for his clients. While he has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and argued numerous summary judgment motions, he is not afraid to take a case to a jury when defendants refuse to do the right thing. He first appeared in court the day after becoming a licensed attorney, helping to secure a policy limits settlement of $1 million just 3 days into trial.
When Trent is not working, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé Tanner, being outdoors, and following anything that has to do with the Texas Longhorns.