A Michigan gem has turned twenty years old. It is the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor and associates. This small law firm has quietly developed a reputation of being one the leading forces in Michigan. Unlike his boastful counterparts, Trainor lets his reputation and a scowling picture of himself, on the yellow pages, do most of his advertising.
Trainor started this firm in downtown Detroit after practicing law at Neighborhood Family Legal Services, while attending The Detroit College of Law, and then a brief stint in another small law office. He decided he could do a better job for the people he was representing if he had total control over his cases. Trainor felt that his supervisors had lost touch and that he understood his clients better than they did.
This was the beginning of The Law Offices of Christopher Trainor. “It wasn’t pretty at all,” said Trainor. “My office was the size of a walk-in closet, it was a desk and two chairs, and when you opened the door it smacked into the chair the clients sat in,” he said. “It was so small I had to go out in the hall to change my mind,” joked Trainor.
From these meager beginnings The Law Offices of Christopher Trainor and Associates has evolved into one of the most influential legal practices in the State of Michigan, specializing in personal injury law. Trainor, primarily a personal injury lawyer, has fought insurance companies, police departments, hospitals and major corporations, to protect the rights of his clients that needed him most and winning against these giant machines that too often trample on the rights of the people.
“It wasn’t easy,” said Trainor, “but when you’re able to help a person that has been wronged during one of the worst moments in their lives, it makes all the difference in the world!” he said. “You have to understand, when I meet with a client for the first time they usually feel there is no hope left,” he said. “These people need my help and that is why I practice law.”