Trina Nycol Brown​

Paralegal Educator & Researcher

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Trina Nycol Brown, MPS, CAM

With almost three decades of legal experience, Trina Nycol Brown marries practical experience and academic orientation. Mrs. Brown founded Mediators of Tarrant County where she mediates civil, family, and workplace cases. She has also developed and trained lawyers who would like to become future mediators through her State Bar of Texas MCLE training. Mrs. Brown is a Texas Mediation Credentialing Association member where she earned the designation of Credentialed Advanced Mediator. To that end, Mrs. Brown was spotlighted in the Texas Bar Journal as 1 of 3 Credentialed Advanced Mediators in Tarrant County, Texas. She also serves as a court-appointed mediator for both Dallas and Tarrant County Courthouses and as a Fee Arbitrator for the Tarrant County Bar Association. Mrs. Brown was awarded membership into the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas as well as the Texas Bar College, an honor society chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas.


An award-winning instructor/professor in paralegal studies and subject-matter expert in alternative dispute resolution, Trina Nycol Brown provided professorial instruction to students within an ABA-approved paralegal studies program and was asked to serve as a Mediation Course Facilitator within Texas Christian University’s Extended Education program. Mrs. Brown has also served on multiple paralegal advisory boards where she partnered with others in legal education to advise on and develop a comprehensive legal curriculum. Mrs. Brown has written and contributed to the State Bar of Texas’ Paralegal Ethics Handbook and has written an article on How to Become a High-Potential (HiPo) Paralegal for the AAfPE’s The Legal Educator magazine.


A Philadelphia native, Mrs. Brown holds a master’s degree from The George Washington University, and she is currently pursuing the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development. Trina’s long-term research interests include understanding how an integrative perspective of authentic paralegal leadership can mediate the path to eudaimonia for paralegals in the workplace. Her long-term professional interests include teaching paralegal studies online.