Trent Copeland (lawyer)

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For the Australian cricketer, see Trent Copeland.
Trent Copeland
Alma mater George Washington University Law School
Known for Lawyer to celebrities

Trent Copeland (born December 24) is an American trial lawyer.

Copeland received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from George Washington University Law School.[1] Copeland represented Shannen Doherty in her arrest for drunk driving[2] and he successfully defended Jean-Claude Van Damme in his Beverly Hills criminal matter.[2][3] His clients have included Hollywood celebrities[2] and studio executives. Copeland also represented a music producer in an assault case stemming from an altercation with Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil.[4]

Copeland is often seen on CBS News[5][6] and CNN's "Larry King Live" commenting and providing legal analysis on celebrity or national legal news stories.[7]

Copeland is licensed to practice law in California.[1]


  1. ^ a b "State Bar of CA :: Trent B. Copeland". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "'The Abrams Report' for July 8 - MSNBC Transcripts-". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  3. ^ Taylor W. Hayes (December 1, 1999), Van Damme pleads innocent, Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Kentucky New Era, retrieved 2010-05-11 
  4. ^ "Warrant Issued for Crue's Vince Neil", CelebrityAccess Headline News, Associated Press, 9 August 2002, retrieved 2010-05-11 
  5. ^ "Culkin Boosts Jackson Team - CBS News Video". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Octuplets Mom Got $168G In Disability - The Early Show - CBS News". 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  7. ^ " - Transcripts". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 

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