Overview
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Thomas Travis is a member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team.  He assists with the representation of a broad range of clients in a variety of cases, including appellate practice, constitutional law, commercial litigation and transactional matters.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Sparkman v. Consol Energy, Inc., 571 S.W.3d 569 (Ky. 2019) – assisted appellate team on a matter of first impression relating to tortious interference of contract
  • Marshall v. Compton, 2018-CA-000899-MR (Ky. App. 2019) – successfully defended summary judgment for school district employees (discretionary review pending before the Kentucky Supreme Court)
  • Walker v. Ragurai, LLC, et al., Fayette Circuit Court Civil Action No. 16-CI-01551 – obtained summary judgment for brand licensor in hotel wrongful death action
  • Represents a wide range of clients in appellate matters in state and federal appellate courts, including drafting amicus curiae briefs on matters of state constitutional law
  • Represents county boards of education in numerous matters, including actions based on alleged personal injuries or violations of statutory or constitutional rights, as well as employment and labor disputes
  • Represents state agencies and local governments in matters involving Kentucky’s Open Records Act, Open Meetings Act, and other issues of statutory and constitutional law
  • Represents state universities in matters involving internal employment and civil rights disputes
  • Represents commercial lessors in preparation and review of leases, amendments, and other related documents
  • Represents financial institutions in mortgage litigation
  • Represents architects and design professionals in a wide variety of construction litigation
  • Represents members of the equine industry in matters involving state regulators, statutory and regulatory interpretation and construction, and equine transaction disputes
  • Represents investment group in complex commercial equine litigation

EDUCATION

J.D., cum laude, University of Kentucky College of Law

  • Executive Editor, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law
  • Vice President, The Federalist Society
  • Senior Editor and Founding Member, UK Election Law Society
  • Moot Court Board
  • CALI Awards: Constitutional Law, Election Law
  • Best Brief, Marshall Writing Club, 2015

B.S., summa cum laude, Western Kentucky University, (Finance)

  • Award of Excellence scholarship recipient
  • President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Financial Management Association, 2012

ADMISSIONS

  • Kentucky
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

HONORS

Recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2021

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Clerk for Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr., Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • Legal Fellow for United States Senator Rand Paul

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kentucky Bar Association, member of Young Lawyers and Appellate Practice divisions
  • Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the KBA Appellate Advocacy section
  • The Federalist Society Executive Committee on Free Speech and Election Law
  • President of the Central Kentucky Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society