Marc P. Trent | Partner and Attorney at Law

Attorney Bio

As a prior business owner with extensive experience in the global import and export industry, as well as working as a consultant and senior vice president in the financial services industry, Marc Trent brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to his current role as an attorney and partner at Trent Law Firm, P.C.
Marc is proud to partner with his father, Douglas P. Trent, a successful practicing attorney for over 45 years, at Trent Law Firm, a firm they founded together in January 2018. The Firm handles diverse cases and represents clients and businesses in the areas of business litigation, family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment discrimination. Marc concentrates his practice on business litigation, including employment and labor law, as well as family law matters and personal injury cases. He litigates frequently, appearing in court on an average of two to three times per week. Marc, his father, and their team of highly competent and experienced attorneys at Trent Law Firm offer experience in litigation in all of the areas of the law that they focus on and represent.
Marc attributes his success as an attorney to the experience and complex knowledge that he gained in his careers as a business owner and as a financial consultant in the finance and insurance industry. Marc worked for over two years as the owner and operator of Bravo Motors, S.A.S., a subsidiary of Oxford Atlantic, LLC, the first American company in Colombia to import medium and heavy-duty remanufactured truck parts and diesel engines. In that role, Marc managed all logistics for importing and exporting merchandise between the United States and South America. He ran the entire business, negotiated purchase prices, managed employees, and handled all legal matters. He gained a wealth of experience in that role that he applies to his professional career in law today.
Working as a financial and estate planning consultant, Marc guided clients and trained brokers and financial advisors on estate planning, buy-sell agreements, executive compensation, and key-person policies. He also led seminars for government and corporate officials on numerous topics including entity formation, corporate governance, financial analysis and expense management, asset protection strategies, medical firm management, and consulting methodologies. Marc’s diverse professional background and advanced education have provided him with a broad and extensive foundation to practice law and represent clients successfully.
Marc received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and business studies as well as an MBA with a concentration in finance. He went on to earn his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education:

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Lewis University, Master of Business Administration
  • Lewis University, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Association:

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Top 40 under 40