With over two decades of legal experience, Trina Nycol Brown marries practical experience and academic orientation. An award-winning instructor/professor and subject-matter expert in ethics and bioethics, Trina has both provided professorial instruction to students and developed college-level courses in the areas of ethics and bioethics. Trina also served on Vista College’s Program Advisory Council as well as Kaplan College’s Paralegal Advisory Board where she partnered with others in higher education to advise on and develop comprehensive curriculum.
Trina is a TMCA Credentialed Advanced Mediator and has Texas court-appointment as a mediator in the Dallas and Tarrant County courts. She mediates civil and family cases, but specializes in the area of medical law, clinical research and bioethics.
A Philadelphia native, Trina holds chair positions and board appointments both in Texas and Pennsylvania and also chairs the ethics committee of a healthcare organization. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in bioethics and holds a master’s degree from The George Washington University; and a bachelor's degree from Immaculata University. She also holds certificates in Basic Mediation, Family Mediation, Paralegal Management, Paralegal Studies and Legal Studies. She was awarded membership into the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas for outstanding pro bono service as well as the Texas Bar College, an honor society chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas.
Trina has written and contributed to numerous publications, has lead workshops, and conducted speaking engagements. Most notably, she collaborated with the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division annually to co-author and edit the Paralegal Ethics Handbook.