Overview

Travis is an administrative Law attorney, specializing in utilities, natural resources and environmental, and commercial cases. For 14 years, Travis served as an Administrative Law Judge at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, where he presided over and assisted with the management of both utility team Administrative Law Judges and non-team ALJs on utility matters. While at SOAH, Travis conducted hearings and mediations in complex contested cases, with a focus on utility and business matters. Before SOAH, Travis practiced labor and employment law (defense) as well as commercial and construction litigation. Travis’ experience allows him to serve his clients in multiple areas.

Experience

  • Extensive experience with electric energy matters, including transmission CCNs, rate cases, and matters including fuel reconciliations, EECRFs, TCRFs, TCOS, and telecommunications cases.
  • Experience in water cases, such as CCN decertification disputes, water rate cases (including the first Aqua Texas regionalization rate case), the 2014 LCRA emergency release case, air, and landfill cases.
  • Experience in auto dealership/manufacturer disputes; and Government Code ch. 2260 contract claim cases.
  • Mediating business-oriented disputes.
  • Employment defense and counseling of clients ranging from Fortune 100 to startups.

News & Publications

Community & Professional

  • State Office of Administrative Hearings: Rules Committee (Member, 2017)
  • State Office of Administrative Hearings (Management Liaison to IT Team and Executive Sponsor for case management system, 2011-2016)

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1995

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., History, Honors, 1992 (Normandy Scholar)

Bar admissions

  • Texas

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas
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