Trent Echard Admitted Into the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers
SMGG is proud to announce that Shareholder, Trent Echard, has been admitted into the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers (WATL). Membership in the WATL requires demonstrated experience as a trial lawyer. Trent has shown those skills throughout his career at SMGG. Trent has served as trial counsel for several personal injury cases and other civil matters. Trent’s recent representative matters include:
- Serving as co-counsel to the relators in Washington v. EDMC, which was filed under the federal False Claims Act. That case, along with three others, was resolved by a settlement for $95.5 million.
- Serving as co-class counsel in McLaughlin v. Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg. Following a successful appeal to the Third Circuit, the class received the maximum statutory award under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
- Resolving a wrongful death suit that involved allegations of distracted driving while using a mobile phone. The case was resolved by a settlement for $1.5 Million.
You can reach Trent by phone at (412) 281-5423 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org