Edward H. Trent

Ed has been practicing primarily in the area of employment law representing management for the last 26 years.  He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar.  In addition, Ed has submitted amicus curiae briefs in the United States Supreme Court on issues of religious liberty and employment law.  Ed also works with churches and religious institutions on a variety of legal issues, including child protection protocols.


  • University of Florida, B.S. Accounting 1989, High Honors
  • Duke University School of Law 1992, Honors


  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1992-1994, Chief United States District Court Judge John H. Moore, II


  • Florida and Tennessee State Bars
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Sixth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee

*not admitted to the D.C. Bar.  Admitted to the Florida and Tennessee State Bar and practicing under the supervision of D.C.Bar members pursuant to Rule 49(c)(3)

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar

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