Trent Nichols


Lavaca County, Texas Attorney

Biography

Trent Nichols is a 7th generation Texan born and raised in rural Central Texas. When it came to work, he learned and adopted the values that run deep through the people this great state was built on: Work Hard. Work Smart. Work Honest. Those same values define the approach to legal representation at the Law Offices of Trent Nichols. Trent has dedicated his career to serving, supporting, and fighting for his clients, relying on his wealth of knowledge and experience in business and a tenacity to achieve results.

Trent earned his stripes early in his career representing Texas school districts and municipalities. Later his practice transitioned to representing private businesses, ranging from entrepreneurial startups to national banks, in transactional matters and litigation. In 2011, Trent was hired by the largest privately held hydraulic fracturing company in the U.S. to help manage a heavy civil litigation docket in jurisdictions across the country.

In 2015 Trent joined Kaspar Companies Inc. in Shiner, Texas as General Counsel. The Kaspar family of companies, which began right here in Shiner in 1898, now boasts seven operating subsidiaries ranging from the manufacturing of heavy-duty truck accessories and other steel and wire products, to high end firearms and firearm accessories, to one of the country’s largest precious metals dealers. In his role as General Counsel, Trent served as Corporate Secretary and a member of the Executive Team responsible for all strategic and operational decisions of the parent company under the direction of the Board, and directed and managed all legal matters for the company, including governance, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, transactions, intellectual property, litigation and claims, employee matters, and real estate.

The Law Offices of Trent Nichols was founded in 2018 when Trent left Kaspar Companies to start a private law practice. Trent still serves as General Counsel for Kaspar Companies and its subsidiaries, but now also serves numerous other clients in Shiner and throughout Lavaca, DeWitt, and Gonzales counties. Trent focuses his practice on what he knows best: Business Law, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate. Rural businesses shouldn’t have to choose between a jack-of-all-trades local general practitioner and a high dollar big city firm. The Law Offices of Trent Nichols provides big firm expertise right here at home.

Photo of Trent Nichols with his wife and 2 young boys

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas (2004 – Present)

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas A&M University, 2001
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston Law Center, 2004