Trent P. Cornell is a results-oriented litigator and strategic business advisor committed to helping clients maximize opportunities. Clients praise Trent’s ability to devise and execute litigation plans and to decipher highly complicated issues without losing sight of his clients’ business goals.
Trent focuses his practice on complex business and environmental litigation and counseling. He prepares cases to win at trial as opposed to litigating by a playbook and hoping to settle. This results-driven case preparation leads to better outcomes without wasting time and money on unnecessary motion practice and discovery.
Using the same bottom-line approach, Trent devotes significant time to counseling and collaborating with clients on ways to avoid litigation in the first place.
This collaboration is particularly important in the environmental realm in order to spot and address issues before they lead to litigation, or to immediately establish and execute cohesive strategies if litigation or regulatory action is already in motion.
Trent’s experience covers representing and defending clients in single-party, class, derivative or collective actions involving breach of contract, environmental, trade secret, breach of fiduciary duty, product liability/tort and other claims.
Leveraging both his financial and his litigation experience, Trent has gained national recognition for his work representing retiree groups and trustees in large bankruptcy claims for tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997
- University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1994
BAR ADMISSIONS : Illinois
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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