EducationSt. Mary's Law School, J.D.
Clients in search of a favorable resolution to their personal injury case can depend on the experience and knowledge of Temple-based attorney Trey Pendergraft.
Trey is from Amarillo, Texas and comes to Temple with his wife and their growing family. As a teenager, Trey was in a serious head-on car crash that led to significant injuries. Following the crash, he was living in pain and fearful of what was to come. However, the pivotal moment in his life came when his parents hired a personal injury attorney to fight for his rights. Now an attorney himself, his goal with every client is to provide the same comfort and guidance he remembers receiving from his attorney while ensuring they get justice. It is this lived experience, along with his education and training that make him the kind of lawyer clients want in the room when going up against insurance companies and negligent defendants.
He received his law degree from St. Mary’s Law School and graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Psychology. He represents clients in county and district courts throughout Texas. In addition, he is working toward admission to Texas federal courts.
Before coming to The Carlson Law Firm, Trey began his career at a personal injury law firm in Corpus Christi, Texas. While there, he was recognized as a top performer in 2018. He was part of the team that recovered a $67 million-dollar verdict and was part of a trial team that argued for and received the highest jury verdict in Clarke County, Alabama.
Trey’s dedication to helping others extends beyond the courtroom. His volunteer work includes food drives, home repairs and maintenance for the elderly in his community, outreach programs, fundraising for animal shelters and turkey giveaways. While new to the Temple-Belton area, he intends to continue his work improving his community through his church and Carlson Cares events.
While he is ready to handle any personal injury case, his practice areas primarily focus on 18-wheeler, commercial and non-commercial vehicle crashes; premises liability; and workplace injuries.
Trey has a lifelong love for muscle cars. In fact, he still has his first car, the 1970 Chevrolet Malibu that he and his father fully restored when he was 15.
When he isn’t practicing law, Trey enjoys skiing on both water and snow. He also loves dogs, rock & roll and playing sports.