As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.


You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

(402) 397-1700

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Trent's trial experience includes franchising, complex commercial, energy, trademark and intellectual property disputes. In addition, he provides representation on real estate matters including eminent domain and complex commercial foreclosures and workouts. 

Admitted to Practice:
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court

Creighton University, J.D., 1995
Creighton University, B.A., 1992

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law)
  • Named:  Best Lawyers' 2014-2015 Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year for Omaha
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) (Commercial Litigation)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)
  • Named: Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, 2017 Local Litigation Star
  • Listed: Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Member, Leadership Omaha, Class 30 (2007-2008)
  • Recipient, Omaha's 40 Under 40 Award, 2004
  • Governing Member, Omaha Symphony, 2006- Present
  • Law Clerk to Justice David Lanphier, Supreme Court of Nebraska, 1995-1996
  • Recipient, Spirit of Creighton Award
  • Assistant Editor, Creighton Law Review, 1994-1995
  • Alpha Sigma Nu