Trent Kashima is a member of Sommers Schwartz’s complex litigation group and works from the firm’s San Diego, California office. He specializes in consumer class actions, representing groups of plaintiffs in false advertising, unfair sales practices, predatory lending, and consumer protection claims, as well as litigation involving unpaid wages and overtime.
Trent received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University. He then pursued an LL.M. in Globalization and Law Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where he was a Dutch National semi-finalist in the International Client Counseling Competition. While earning his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, he served as the Senior Editor of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law, an Honor Court Justice, and President of the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team. Trent now teaches oral and written advocacy and arbitration to USD law students as an adjunct professor.
Before attending law school, Trent volunteering with a local fire department and trained to be a firefighter. He is an avid hiker and has backpacked throughout Southern California, the Sierra Nevadas, and Death Valley.
- University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013
- University of Maastricht, Maastricht (Netherlands), LL.M, 2010
- San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science, 2009
- U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Areas of Practice
- State Bar of California
- American Association for Justice
- Wage & Hour and Class Action Litigation Groups
- Public Justice