Trey Avant

I understand trust and estate litigation is stressful and emotional for those involved. No matter the issue, I work closely with our clients in order to tailor an aggressive, yet targeted strategy to meet their individual needs.

Trey Avant focuses on trusts and estates-related litigation and fiduciary litigation. Additionally, he has experience representing individuals and corporations in a variety of lawsuits involving commercial disputes, real estate-related litigation and personal injury litigation.

While earning his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech, he received several awards through the International Public Debate Association including the Louisiana State Championship in 2012.

During law school at the University of Houston Law Center, Trey competed in numerous advocacy competitions—winning the Hippard Open Mock Trial Competition, finishing as a finalist in the Georgetown White Collar Mock Trial Competition, and advancing to the quarterfinals or better in numerous other tournaments. Because of his success in advocacy competitions, he was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers.

Prior to joining Gray Reed, Trey practiced at a prominent law firm in Houston representing individuals and corporations in a broad range of civil litigation.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained unanimous $1.2 million jury verdict and permanent injunction in favor of beneficiaries in a dispute involving the trustee who breached her fiduciary duties by refusing to administer trust assets. Click here for press release.
Thought Leadership / News
February 9, 2023 
 Speeches and Presentations
Damages in Trust Litigation

State Bar of Texas Damages in Civil Litigation CLE

June 15, 2022 
 Speeches and Presentations
Fiduciary Litigation

TXCPA - CPE by the Sea

November 9, 2021 
 Speeches and Presentations
Preparing for Fiduciary Litigation

Texas Society of CPAs Summit

  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2022 - 2023)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in the field of Trusts & Estates Litigation (2021 - 2024)
  • Named a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2019, 2021 - 2023)
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2016)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Louisiana Tech University (2013)
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2016)
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Watching football with my wife and daughter
  • Attempting to teach myself Mandarin
  • Playing the acoustic guitar even though I am not very good