Trent Shelton grew up surrounded by lawyers, so from an early age, he witnessed the impact good attorneys can have on people’s lives. He also saw firsthand how plaintiffs suffered as a result of negligence and poor judgment. As a result, Trent lives every day in the knowledge that his efforts mean the difference between a life of security and peace and a life of debt and anxiety for his clients.
Trent grew up in East Texas in a small town called Hughes Springs. After graduating high school, he attended college at Oral Roberts University, where he played baseball and appeared in two NCAA DI Regional tournaments. Baseball became a source of wisdom for Trent, and he attributes much of his life lessons to his time on the field.
Once he graduated with a bachelor’s in business, Trent enrolled at Baylor Law School. While there, he competed on Baylor’s National Moot Court team and became a member of the Order of the Barristers, a prestigious honor society for law students. Trent also served as an associate editor for the Baylor Law Review. His work made him the first in his class in Texas Administrative Law and Practice Court III, one of three courses in Baylor’s demanding Practice Court program. He eventually graduated in the top 8% of his class magna cum laude.
Today, Trent’s passion for trial advocacy in law school serves him well at Arnold & Itkin, where he regularly prepares cases for trial on behalf of injured people and victims of wrongdoing.
- Oral Roberts University, B.A., Cum Laude
- Baylor Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
- Texas State Bar
When not preparing for trial, Trent spends time outdoors with his fiancé Tanner or rooting for the Texas Longhorns.