Overview Affiliations Publications & Presentations


Trey Gifford is an associate in the Fiduciary Litigation and Probate, Trust and Guardianship Practice Areas.  He recently completed the Guardianship requirements to practice Guardianship law in this state.  While taking classes in trial advocacy and wills, trusts and estate law, he realized his passion for trial litigation and probate.   This journey led him to join the UHLC Mock Trial Team and Alternate Dispute Resolution Team and participate in the Civil Practice Clinic, where he represented clients seeking civil remedies, drafted wills, wrote motions for summary judgment, and examined witnesses in ad litem capacity.  At the recommendation of a law school professor, Trey decided to join Crain Caton & James.

While in law school, Trey was a court intern for Judge Christopher Morales, Fort Bend County, County Court No. 1, where he handled probate, criminal and civil issues.  He was also a legal intern for the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office, where he researched and wrote memoranda on fines, vehicular stops, and other related matters.

In 2016, Trey achieved the Eagle Scout award, which is given to individuals who demonstrate leadership skills, persistence, and character.  He is conversational in German and plays the saxophone and piano.



  • Houston Bar Association (HBA)
  • HBA Membership Committee, 2023-
  • HBA Historical Committee, 2023-
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2023-
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Leadership Academy, 2023-2024

Publications & Presentations

  • Error 404:  Intent Not Found – Scrivener’s Error in the Era of Online Legal Aid, co-author, 2022


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center
  • B.A., University of Texas - Austin

Admissions & Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas