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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. 

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2008

Court Admissions

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


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

Professional Associations

    • State Bar of Arizona


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

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

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


  • "Bowman and Brooke Phoenix Attorneys Defend Imperiled Offer of Judgment Rule," Co-Author, Legal Alert, May 2019
  • "Supreme Court Holds Unaccepted Settlement Offer Cannot Moot Consumer Lawsuits," Co-Author, Client Alert, January 2016
  • "Is Abbot v. Banner Heath the Win that Signals the Loss?: Rethinking Medical Damages in Arizona," Co-Author, Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Summer 2015
  • "Challenging Billed Medical Expenses," For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, November
  • "Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium" (Arizona section), Defense Research Institute, 2013
  • "Negligent Injury to Reputation: Defamation Priority and the Economic Loss Rule," 48 Ariz. L. Rev. 1103 (2006)
  • "Grammatico v. Industrial Commission: Invalidating Statutes Making Alcohol or Drug Use a Bar to Workers' Compensation Claims in Arizona," 48 Ariz. L. Rev. 211 (2006)


  • 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