Travis Wheeler concentrates his practice on high-exposure product liability and commercial litigation matters. His incisive case strategies, superior written and oral advocacy skills, and significant trial and appellate experience make him a valuable asset to clients in an array of industries.
Travis has defended manufacturers and distributors of motor vehicles, off-road vehicles, industrial equipment, sports equipment, and medical devices, as well as construction and design firms. Notable casework includes defending major automotive manufacturers in pattern and multi-district litigation and a football helmet manufacturer in personal injury and class action claims. As a critical part of his representation, Travis has been devoted to learning the history and details of his clients’ products and services to optimize his consultation and defense efforts. His broad range of experience makes Travis well-versed in all aspects of pre-suit consultation, investigation, motion practice, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeal.
Throughout his career, Travis has dived into complex issues, from knotty legal doctrines to intricate technical details. He has successfully employed threshold legal defenses, spearheaded investigative efforts, worked closely with clients to respond to discovery, deposed and defended many technical witnesses, and achieved summary dispositions. In multiple high-stakes personal injury trials, Travis has played key roles, including cross-examining fact and expert witnesses, presenting expert witnesses on direct exam, and briefing and arguing pre-trial and mid-trial motions. He has also briefed and argued multiple appeals. Travis draws on this litigation experience and his analytical skills to guide his clients on emerging legal trends and litigation topics.
Outside of work, Travis is passionate about reading and writing, grounded in his undergraduate degree in English Literature. He and his wife Sarah have twin sons, Owen and Henry, and a daughter, Leah. Travis enjoys supporting and playing alongside his children in their athletic and creative endeavors.