Travis was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. In 1995, he received his Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Indiana University—Bloomington Maurer School of Law in 1998. As managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal, he published a note regarding innocent third parties killed or seriously injured as a result of high-speed police chases. After his first year of law school, Travis clerked for the prominent Lafayette personal injury law firm, Vaughan & Vaughan, where he began to learn about the personal reward and fulfillment that come from helping individuals and families recover from tragedy.
Travis then clerked for the international law firm Winston & Strawn in their New York office located in Midtown Manhattan. Soon after, he accepted an offer to join the firm upon graduation and was admitted to the New York bar in 1999. During his practice with Winston & Strawn, Travis represented clients such as Philip Morris and was resident in both the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices. In 2000, Travis returned to Indiana, joining the litigation department of the largest law firm in Indiana, Barnes & Thornburg.That same year, he was admitted to the Indiana bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
In 2001, Travis joined Tabor Law Firm, where he began focusing exclusively on representing individuals who have been seriously injured and families who have lost loved ones due to the carelessness and negligence of others. In 2011, he cofounded Johnson Jensen with his longtime friend and mentor Bob Johnson. Travis has personally represented over 800 clients throughout the state of Indiana and nationwide in various personal injury and wrongful death cases, including automobile collisions, trucking collisions, motorcycle collisions, and medical malpractice cases. Travis frequently uses his earlier experiences as a defense lawyer to provide insight into how his clients' cases will be challenged so that he can prepare to overcome these challenges.
Travis is also passionate about psychology and the multiple roles it plays in the trial process, leading him to develop the jury research process that is the foundation of he and Bob’s company Precognitive Jury Research, LLP.
Travis resides in Fishers with his wife and two daughters. When he is not working, he enjoys playing in a band, writing and recording music, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death in General 50%
- Medical Malpractice - Severe Injury or Death 50%
- New York, 1999
- Indiana, 2000
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2000
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2000
- Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
- Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1998
- Honors: cum laude
- Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Honors: ABOTA National Trial College
- Purdue University
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1995
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Advocacy program
- Cooling the Hot Pursuit: Toward a Categorical Approach, Indiana Law Journal
- Developments in Tort Law, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Indiana State Bar Association, Member
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
- American Assoc. for Justice, Member, 2000 to Present
- Indianapolis Bar Assn., 2000 to Present
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2018 to Present
Past Employment Positions
- Vaughan & Vaughan in Lafayette, Indiana, Clerk
- Winston & Strawn in their New York office located in Midtown Manhattan, Clerk
- Barnes & Thornburg, Indiana, 2000
- Tabor Law Firm, 2001
- Precognitive Jury Research, LLC