Travis focuses on appellate litigation and defending clients in trial court against complex, high-value lawsuits.
He has drafted briefs at both the trial and appellate stage, including the United States Supreme Court, on issues ranging from class actions, constitutional law, consumer deception, nuisance, punitive damages, and tort law. Travis advises clients in the agriculture, automotive, construction, consumer retail, and energy industries. He also dedicates significant time to representing individuals on a pro bono basis, typically in appellate courts.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Travis was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable LeRoy F. Millette, Jr., of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Travis graduated summa cum laude from William & Mary Law School. At William & Mary, Travis served on the editorial board of the William & Mary Law Review.
Collins v. Virginia, No. 16-1027 (U.S. 2018). Represented client in drafting merits briefing and successful petition for appeal. The United States Supreme Court reversed a lower court in our client’s favor, holding that the Fourth Amendment generally requires a warrant before an officer may search in the private property near an individual’s home.State Appellate Courts
A.S. v. Villalta, No. 3D19451 (Fla. Ct. App. 2019). Represented client in drafting merits briefing. Case presents to the Florida Third District Court of Appeal the circumstances of when a non-resident manufacturer is subject to personal jurisdiction in a state trial court.
Nicholson v. Commonwealth, No. 0371-18-2 (Va. Ct. App. 2019). Represented client in drafting merits briefing and successful petition for appeal. Case presents to the Virginia Court of Appeals the constitutionality of Virginia’s automatic suspension of driver’s licenses when a person cannot pay court debt.
Collins v. Virginia, No. 151277 (Va. 2019). Represented client in drafting merits briefing and presenting oral argument. On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court determined when an emergency justifies a warrantless search of the private property near an individual’s home.
Gonzalez v. E.S. Corporation, No. 2194 (Md. Ct. App. 2018). Represented client in drafting merits briefing. The case presents to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals the scope of a duty owed from a landowner to an independent contractor’s employee.
Lopez v. D.E.P. Company, No. A-1-CA-36044 (N.M. Ct. App. 2018). Represented client in drafting merits briefing. The case presents to the New Mexico Court of Appeals jury instructions and evidentiary decisions in a wrongful death trial won by our client.
Jackson v. Clarke, No. 170843 (Va. 2018). Represented client in drafting merits briefing and presenting oral argument. The Virginia Supreme Court addressed what evidence can satisfy criminal firearm statutes.
Meyers v. Commonwealth, No. 150962 (Va. 2016). Represented client in drafting merits briefing and presenting oral argument. The Virginia Supreme Court addressed issues of uncorroborated eyewitness identification testimony.Other Representative Matters
Member of national litigation team for a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment.
Counsel of record for Fortune 500 national retailer of consumer goods. Defended client against nationwide and state class actions, and against suits brought by state attorneys general, alleging consumer deception and breach of warranties. Litigation was consolidated into federal multidistrict litigation proceedings.
McGuireWoods Wins Jury Trial for STIHL Incorporated in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
November 20, 2019
McGuireWoods Teams With ACLU in Lawsuit Over Virginia Sheriff’s Immigration Agreement
November 27, 2018
The National Law Journal Names McGuireWoods to Prestigious Appellate Hot List
November 5, 2018