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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado

Trent Cromartie


Phone: 303.454.2149
Office: Denver

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Trent Cromartie is an associate based out of the firm’s Denver office. Trent’s practice areas primarily include insurance defense, personal injury, construction defect, premises liability, personal injury, contract disputes, defamation, and wrongful death. Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Trent practiced as an insurance defense attorney with a small firm in Denver.

Prior to being barred, Trent graduated from the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law. During his time in law school, Trent participated in the Civil Litigation Clinic, where he was named the 2018 Most Outstanding Civil Litigation Student Attorney. Additionally, he assisted in the Veterans Advocacy Project, where he helped veterans obtain discharge upgrades and disability benefits. Trent also had the honor of interning for Judge Edward Bronfin of the Second Judicial District and Senior Administrative Law Judge Ed Felter of the Office of Administrative Courts.

In addition to his work with Messner Reeves, Trent currently serves as a Clinical Teaching Fellow with the University of Denver’s Civil Litigation Clinic. Ultimately, Trent will graduate with a Master of Laws degree.

Trent’s education and diverse professional experiences have equipped him with a solid foundation for his legal career, enabling him to effectively represent his clients and navigate complex legal matters.

  • JD: University of Denver – Sturm College of Law (2018)
  • BS: Neumann University (2015)
  • 2018 University of Denver Most Outstanding Civil Litigation Student Attorney
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Sam Cary Bar Association
  • The Office of Civil Rights Process: Engel & Martin, LLC (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Military Academy at West Point: 2010-2013
  • Airborne School: July 2011
  • United States Military Academy Preparatory School: 2009-2010
Professional Experience
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Trial Academy (Participant): March 2020
  • Fortis Law Partners (Legal Intern): January 2018 – April 2018
  • University of Denver Civil Litigation Clinic (Student Attorney): August 2017 – December 2017
  • Paladina Health, LLC (Legal Intern): May 2017 – July 2017
  • Veterans Advocacy Project (Student Attorney): January 2017 – July 2017
  • State of Colorado Office of Administrative Courts (Judicial Clerk): August 2016 – November 2016
  • State of Colorado Second Judicial District (Judicial Clerk): June 2016 – August 2016
  • The Dombrowski Group (Legal Assistant): May 2015 – August 2015

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