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Travis M. Wheeler

Travis M. Wheeler

Partner
Phone:602.643.2310
Fax:602.248.0947

Travis Wheeler concentrates his practice on complex and high-profile product liability and commercial litigation matters, including advanced motions and appeals. His incisive case strategies and superior written and oral advocacy skills, paired with significant trial 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, electrical equipment, and medical devices against high-stakes product liability and commercial claims. Travis has played a key role in trials in state and federal court, including a multi-million dollar forklift trial, where he cross-examined several expert witnesses in addition to briefing and arguing multiple pre- and mid-trial motions. His other notable casework includes defending automotive manufacturers in multi-district litigation, a home developer in complex litigation, and a helmet manufacturer in personal injury and class action claims related to the NFL and NCAA player concussion litigation. Additionally, Travis has defended healthcare providers and long-term care facilities in claims alleging wrongful death.

Travis has successfully developed and executed threshold defense strategies relating to jurisdiction and pleading defects. He has also written and argued post-trial briefs and appeals. His broad range of experience makes him well-versed in all aspects of discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeal. Travis draws on his trial experience and writing skills to guide his clients on emerging litigation topics. 

Travis and his wife Sarah have twin sons, Owen and Henry, and a daughter, Leah. Travis enjoys supporting and playing alongside his children in their numerous activities, including baseball, golf, and music.  


Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2001
    Wagenheim Scholar
  • University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 2007
    magna cum laude
    Arizona Law Review, Managing Editor
    Order of the Coif

Professional Associations

    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Maricopa County Bar Association

Distinctions

    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southwest Rising Stars, 2016 — 2017

Clerkships

    • Clerk, Honorable Frederick J. Martone, United States District Court, District of Arizona
    • Research Assistant, Professor Dan B. Dobbs
    • Intern, Torts Branch, United States Department of Justice

Recent Verdicts & Case Studies


CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • "Challenging Billed Medical Expenses," Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Advocacy Luncheon, October 14, 2015

Publications