Trent Harris was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, and attended the Jackson Public Schools, graduating from Jackson High School in the spring of 1995. He went to Albion College on a music scholarship, playing saxophone for four years in the Albion College Jazz Ensemble. Trent graduated from Albion in the spring of 1999 with a double major in philosophy and economics & management.
After college, Trent worked as a leasing agent and a property manager at a small commercial real estate management firm in Chicago. He became his company's go-to person for making sense of complicated new laws like Chicago's High Rise Exterior Wall Inspection Program, and the Life Safety and High-Rise Ordinance. While researching and writing summaries of these laws, Trent realized his passion for legal research and writing.
Trent entered law school at Chicago Kent College of Law in the fall of 2005, and he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in the spring of 2008. After a short time working as an attorney in Chicago, Trent returned home to Jackson in the summer of 2009 and sat for the Michigan bar exam. Upon admission to the Michigan bar in the spring of 2010, Trent hung out his own shingle as an attorney in Jackson serving clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, and real estate, and he has worked in Jackson since.
Besides being an attorney, Trent is husband to his wife Lindsey, father to his two children Emily and Truman, and stepfather to his two stepchildren George and Henry. Trent and his family live in a 100-year-old vintage house in the City of Jackson along with their pit bull rescue, Sassy. In his free time, Trent enjoys working as a jazz saxophonist semi-professionally around southern Michigan, running, gardening, and reading.