Trenton Patterson
Associate

Good lawyering is rooted in understanding clients and fully appreciating what is most important to them. With zealous advocacy and pragmatic thinking, I partner with clients to resolve legal issues and best advance their business objectives. My goal is always to give clients peace of mind, so that their personal lives and business operations can proceed without fear of the future.

Trenton Patterson joined Gray Reed’s litigation department after participating in the firm’s 2018 summer associate program. As a summer associate, Trenton worked closely with litigation partners to resolve disputes involving high-stakes bankruptcy, oil and gas contracts, employment agreements and real estate transactions.

During law school at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, he gained valuable experience as a summer law clerk for CenterPoint Energy and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. He also had the privilege of serving as Chief Counsel of the VanSickle Family Law Clinic at SMU where he represented indigent clients in divorce proceedings and advocated for children in tumultuous living situations.  

Honors
  • Dean's List
  • Client Counseling Competition - First Place Winner
  • Cali Award - "Best in Class" Distinction for Lawyering Process
Organizational Involvement

Professional Organizational Involvement

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • J.L.Turner Legal Association

Community Organizational Involvement

  • Advocates for Educational Equity
Education
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2019)
  • M.Ed., The University of Texas at Arlington (2016)
  • B.A., The University of Texas (2013)
Bar Admission
  • Texas, Pending
Language
  • Spanish - Conversational
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Having tea parties with my niece and watching Paw Patrol with my nephew
  • Being a super-fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns
  • Playing Spades and Dominoes (losing to my girlfriend mostly)
  • Mentoring young men in the South Dallas/Fair Park area where I grew up