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About Trent Diehl

Like his parents before him, Trent Diehl was raised in Lodi and attended Lodi schools. After graduating from California State University Sonoma in 2001 (B.S. Degree (Cum Laude) in history), and University of Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 2005 (J.D. (with Distinction)), Trent initially pursued a career in water law with the same prestigious firm in Sacramento, California where he clerked through law school (Ellison, Schneider & Harris).  But an opportunity to come home was too much to pass up.  He returned home in 2006 to join one of Lodi’s oldest law firms, Mullen, Sullivan & Newton, LLP; which then became Snider, Diehl Sloup & Rasmussen, LLP, and only ended after the retirement of certain partners who were very influential in Trent’s career.

Trent’s law practice has an emphasis on estate planning and administration, as he is a firm believer that everyone should take appropriate steps to ensure both that loved ones have minimal administrative tasks upon one’s passing, and also that those loved ones have the necessary tools to assist one during their times of need. To this end, Trent regularly donates his time at the LOEL Senior Center, assisting those who may have had a mistaken belief that an estate plan was only for the wealthy.

In addition, Trent prides himself on giving sound advice to many of the local businesses in the area and he is very pleased to regularly work with many of our ag-centric businesses, both big and small. In addition to preparing and reviewing agricultural leases, Trent helps incorporate or organize entities, and regularly assists clients as they grow and evolve through mergers and acquisitions. 

Trent’s pride and joy are his family. Wife, Dr. Kate Diehl, DMD, daughter, Peyton, and twin sons Jack and Luke, make him incredibly happy. His “downtime” is usually spent outside— either attempting to golf, or training for and competing in long-distance endurance events. In 2013 and 2016, Trent managed to complete Ironman Triathlons, and he would like to believe that he is not done competing in them yet.

Trent came back to Lodi thankful for all this area provided him growing up. He fully appreciates what the area is now providing his own family. In addition to serving as a Board Member for the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation, he serves on the Lodi Community Foundation, the Lodi Grape Festival and National Wine Show Association, Inc., and he was recently appointed to the City of Lodi’s Site Plan & Architectural Review Committee.

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