Trevor M. Rose

Trevor and his wife, Courtney, take a celebratory pose before the Supreme Court building following his admission to the United States Supreme Court bar.

Biographical Overview

A native Texan, Trevor was born and raised in Abilene in a conservative Christian home. After graduating from Abilene Christian University with a BS in Psychology, he worked for several years in the business world before attending law school. Trevor received his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M). Upon passing the bar, he opened his practice in the Houston area while his wife, Courtney, completed her residency in Pediatrics.

In 2012 the Roses moved to Tyler, where he re-established his firm focusing on indigent criminal defense. Shortly after that, Trevor was appointed Assistant County Attorney in Cherokee County. There he gained considerable experience in misdemeanor prosecution, civil law, juvenile law, and family law.

During that time, the Roses became parents. So, to accommodate their growing family, Trevor re-opened his practice in Tyler, where he gained further experience in criminal and family law.

Since 2019 he has served our community as a Felony Assistant District Attorney in the 241st and 7th District Courts in Smith County.

Trevor has been involved in prosecuting over 4,000 criminal cases in Smith County and Cherokee Counties, managing over 3,500 misdemeanor cases from intake to trial, and presenting more than 525 cases to the Smith County Grand Jury.



Smith County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Tyler, Prosecutor, 2019 – Present

T. Rose Law Firm, PLLC, Tyler, Lawyer/Manager, 2010-2019

Cherokee County Attorney’s Office, Rusk, 2013-2015; First Assistant County Attorney, 2018-19

Jacksonville Municipal Court Associate Judge, 2018

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Ft. Worth, 2009

Brazoria County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Angleton, Legal Intern, 2008


United States Department of Commerce, Houston, Census Taker, 2010

Caremark Rx, Inc., Irving, Account Manager (Consumer Advocate), 2005-2006

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS), Dallas, Child Protective Services Specialist II, 2004-2005

KACU-FM, Abilene Christian University, Senior Announcer, 2001-2004

Education / Accomplishments:

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M), Juris Doctor 2009

Innocence Project – DNA Case Review Team Law School Participant, 2007

Abilene Christian University, BS in Psychology, 2004

Eagle Scout, 1995


Born and raised in Abilene, Texas to James and Gloria Rose
Married to Courtney Gray Rose since 2007. Courtney is a pediatrician with UT Health Jacksonville.

The Roses are parents of two children: daughter Madeline and son Henry who will be entering Bullard Primary School this Fall. They make their home in Bullard and are members of Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler where Trevor sings on the Praise Team.


Golf, Ham radio (K5RTM), trumpet, travel, NWS storm spotter, and spending time with family



State Bar of Texas, US District Courts for the Northern District of Texas, US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Supreme Court of the United States


Federalist Society, Smith County Republican Club, Grassroots America, NRA, Smith County Young Republicans, Texas District and County Attorney’s Association of Texas, Associate Member – Sheriff’s Association of Texas

• Social

Hollytree Country Club