Mediator | Ethicist | Researcher | Professor


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Trina's Bio

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 employment law, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Trina provides professorial instruction to students within an American Bar Association approved paralegal program and served on Vista College’s Program Advisory Council as well as Kaplan College’s Paralegal Advisory Board where she partnered with others in paralegal education to advise on and develop comprehensive paralegal curriculum.  She also founded The Paralegal Training Center which offers paralegal courses and continuing legal education to entry level, advanced and paralegal managers alike.

Trina is a TMCA Credentialed Advanced Mediator and court-appointed mediator. She mediates cases for both Dallas and Tarrant County Courthouses, and is the Founder of Mediators of Tarrant County.   Mediators of Tarrant County is a leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice specializing in civil, workplace and family mediation services as well as accredited mediation training both onsite and online.

A Philadelphia native, Trina holds chair positions and board appointments both in Texas and Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Conflict Resolution at Abilene Christian University where her dissertation research explores the relationships and antecedents surrounding neuroscience and conflict resolution. Trina holds a master’s degree from The George Washington University in Paralegal Studies; and a bachelor's degree from Immaculata University in Organizational Dynamics.  She also holds certificates in Basic Mediation, Family Mediation, Paralegal Management, Paralegal Studies and Legal Studies.

Trina is a Certified Change Agent and Certified Paralegal. 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 on the paralegal profession. Most notably, she collaborates with the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division annually to co-author and edit the Paralegal Ethics Handbook.