Travis focuses his practice on medical malpractice, product liability and catastrophic personal injury cases. Prior to joining the firm, Travis was a law clerk to Judge Thomas H. Keadle in the 26th Judicial Circuit Court of West Virginia and most recently an Associate with Flaherty, Sensabaugh, Bonasso, PLLC.
Travis has successfully represented clients to verdict in West Virginia and his approach to litigation is greatly informed by his experiences at trial. “In my experience, trial preparation begins from the moment I first meet with a client,” Travis said. “By proceeding in that manner, we are able to put our client in the best possible position to succeed at trial or obtain the best settlement possible.”
Travis graduated with honors from West Virginia University College of Law as a Member of the Order of Barristers, an organization that recognizes law students for outstanding courtroom advocacy. While in law school, Travis was President of the Marlyn E. Lugar Mock Trial Association and represented the College of Law at competitions across the country.
In Re: Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2753)
David Selby, II, serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2753). This MDL consolidates federal lawsuits from all across the country against Atrium Medical Corporation. The lawsuits allege that the C-Qur Mesh manufactured by Atrium is made of polypropylene with an outer coating derived from fish oil. The lawsuits claim the fish oil coating on C-Qur mesh produces an allergic or inflammatory reaction that has caused serious injuries, including, organ perforations and bowel obstructions.
26th Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals, West Virginia Circuit Court
Hon. Thomas H. Keadle, Lewis and Upshur Counties, West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Q: Let’s start out with a general overview of your practice. How do you describe to recruits or family what it is you do?
A: I am an attorney that specializes in litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice, product liability, and complex personal injury matters. In other words, I explain to folks that every potential client with whom I confer has a problem and I consider it my responsibility to fix it.
Q: What do you like about your practice? What is professionally satisfying?
A: As attorneys, we are in a unique position to offer help and guidance to clients that genuinely need assistance. Without a doubt, the most rewarding aspect of my practice is achieving positive results for our clients whether it be a successful jury verdict or settlement.
Q: What cases are keeping you busy these days?
A: Our firm is very active in a variety of cases across the United States. I find that I am currently most involved in medical malpractice and product liability actions in various states from West Virginia to Seattle, Washington.
Q: Is this the type of practice you imagined yourself practicing while in law school?
A: The work I perform at our firm is exactly what the type of practice I envisioned for myself. I developed an interest in litigation and courtroom advocacy at Concord University and it was solidified at the College of Law. I am a competitive person and I enjoy the friendly competition that is a necessary component of my litigation practice.
Q: Why did you pursue a career in the law in the first place?
A: What attracted me the most about becoming an attorney is that it provides you with all the tools necessary to effect positive change on the world. Whether that change be assisting a client with litigation or advising a client how to avoid litigation, an attorney has the best platform to provide help when it is needed most.