Thomas G. Trost

(916) 783-6262

Practice Areas

Mr. Trost has represented large national commercial and home developers for nearly 20 years. Additionally, Mr. Trost has extensive litigation experience in the corporate arena defending and prosecuting shareholder and partnership issues. He is an experienced trial and arbitration attorney and has been involved in a wide variety of public and private real estate and construction projects, both locally and throughout the country. While generally representing owner developers and general contractors, Mr. Trost provides an extensive range of business counseling for his clients: Preparation, review and negotiation of a wide variety of contract documents such as trade, development, joint venture and cost sharing agreements. Additionally, he guides his clients through the pitfalls of various insurance programs and requirements including OCIP's and CCIP's. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Trost handles all levels of real estate and construction disputes including preparation and defense of claims for defect, delay, disruption, boundary, partnership and easement disputes.

As a guest speaker, Mr. Trost provides continuing legal education to attorneys and clients throughout California through California Continuing Education of the Bar, Lorman Educational Services and in-house client programs.


Undergraduate: Appalachian State University, NC (B.A. Business Finance, 1986).

Law School: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA (J.D., 1989).

Legal Experience

Sproul Trost LLP, Roseville, CA 2005-Present

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Sproul, Sacramento, CA 1990- 2005
(Partner and chair of Real Estate Litigation Division)

Recent Presentations And Seminars:

SB 800 Changes to Construction Defect Law and the Effect on Single Family Developments. Multiple presentations in the Greater Northern California Area (2006)

AB 758: Changing the World of Indemnity: Presentation at various round table events and in-house seminars for clients. (2007)

Continuing Education of the Bar: “Real Estate Law and Disputes;” with special analysis on CEQA exemptions and asbestos claims. (2005)

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