Susan J. Travis
Susan J. Travis has twenty-seven years’ experience trying cases to judges and juries, representing clients in complex multi-party litigation, and handling cases through the appeals process. She is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Texas.
Her experience includes representing companies and individuals in suits involving personal injury, Federal Employers Liability Act claims, FRSA whistle-blower claims, grade crossing accident claims, non-subscriber employment matters, medical malpractice allegations, nursing home litigation, product liability claims, and premises liability. She also assists employers with a wide variety of employment matters such as review and enforcement of employment contracts and representation in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters.
During her career, she has tried many cases to verdict and has obtained defense verdicts in several multi-million dollar jury trials. She also has extensive experience in complex mass tort matters, having represented physicians in Hepatitis C and Fen-Phen litigation, where she served as physician liaison counsel.
She is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and has been an author and presenter before the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.
She has her private pilot certificate for single engine land aircraft with instrument rating and her SCUBA certification. She enjoys golf, is active in her church, and serves in several ministry areas.
- J.D., 1991 – Texas Tech University School of Law
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
- B.A. 1988 – Texas A&M University
Major – political science
- “Preexisting Condition and Your Jury Charge: A Little Help from Texas” Presented to the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. (2017)
- “How to Try a Switch Case”
Presented to the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. (2015)
- “Conflict Resolution”
Presented at Training Day at Watermark Community Church to teach techniques for resolving conflict through listening, asking questions, and mutual understanding. (2010)
- “Risk and Litigation”
Presented to nursing home administrators and risk assessment officers as a question and answer forum to address specific questions including reporting of incidents, notices of suit, and communication with physicians. (2009)
- “Deposition Do’s and Don’ts”
Presented to nursing home administrators and risk assessment officers to teach deposition demeanor and responses by presenting a mock deposition. (2009)
- “Lawsuit 101: Health Care Liability Claims”
Presented to nursing home administrators and risk assessment officers to discuss the details of how a lawsuit is filed, investigated, and defended, and what to do if they receive notice of a lawsuit. (2008)