Trent A. Echard
Education: Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 2003); Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Admissions: Pennsylvania Bar, Ohio Bar, West Virginia Bar; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Oil and Gas.
Trent is an associate attorney with the Pittsburgh office of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. His practice extends to all types of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, oil and gas disputes, civil rights cases, personal injury cases, and employment matters. Trent has extensive experience with the federal court system. Before joining Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, he served for several years as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
In addition to litigation, Trent routinely represents landowners and commercial enterprises in oil and gas matters. He has significant experience negotiating oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, and right of ways. With admissions to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, Trent is able to assist landowners in many areas of the Appalachian Basin.
Trent graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2007. As a student legal intern in the school’s law clinic, Trent successfully represented defendants in several criminal cases. Upon graduation, Trent received numerous awards for trial advocacy, including the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, the Jonathan M. Ault Award, the Paul J. Hergenroeder Trial Tactics Award, and CALI awards in Trial Tactics, Criminal Pretrial Practice, and Criminal Justice Clinic.
Prior to attending law school, Trent graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, earning bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Trent is a native of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.