Personal Injury/Criminal Law/Civil Rights
Travis received his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in 1996. Although becoming a lawyer was not his life’s dream or ambition, Travis always had a thirst to do something with his life that helped people. Determined to choose a profession that he would both enjoy and be able to use as a tool to help others, going to law school and becoming a lawyer made sense to Travis.
Travis felt confident that with so many different areas of law to choose from that he would find an area that suited him and his goals. During law school, Travis developed a passion for and excelled in the fields of litigation and trial advocacy. He graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law and received the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award given to the top trial litigator of each graduating class.
Throughout law school, Travis worked for a civil litigation firm and also interned at the State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas County. After law school, he began his career working as an Assistant State Attorney where he litigated thousands of cases. As a prosecutor for the State, Travis was lead prosecutor in numerous jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies.
Twelve years ago Travis started a law firm that now practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal law and civil rights violations with the vision of advocating for individuals and families in need of an attorney who is willing to fight for them against big business, insurance companies, law enforcement and the Government. When it comes to the area of personal injury, Travis maintains that “nowhere in the practice of law is there more opportunity to help those who are truly in need, who have been wronged through no fault of their own, and who are not going to get any relief without a lawyer who is willing to fight for their rights.”
In the past few years, Travis has seen the need and has stepped up to the plate in litigating on behalf of clients that have been unnecessarily subjected to police brutality and excessive force. Travis believes that most police officers provide exceptional service to the community. However, he also firmly believes that when an officer oversteps and injures a citizen without justification, that officer needs to be held accountable just like anyone else.
Travis believes in the saying that trial work is 90 percent preparation, and 10 percent in the courtroom. While results matter, Travis’s clients often comment on and appreciate his personal service and attention to details. Travis points to his paralegal of eleven years, Lawanda, as an integral part in making sure no stone is left unturned. On behalf of his clients, Travis has tried multiple jury trials in both State and Federal Courts.
Travis’s dedication to his clients and craft has not gone unnoticed. Travis has received recognition from three prestigious publications. SuperLawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel have recognized Travis as one of the top lawyers and trial litigators in Florida. While recognition is rewarding and plaques on a wall are nice, Travis gets much more gratification from reading through the numerous letters and cards from clients expressing their heartfelt thanks for caring about their case and their lives.
Travis has carried over his commitment to help others into his life outside of work. Amongst participating in many community events, Travis volunteers on Sundays with his wife, Francee, at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. Travis and Francee have been blessed with three daughters, Ella (10), Kate (7) and Madison (4). When away from work, he enjoys numerous sports and trips with family to the beach, Disney and the mountains.
The Law Offices of Travis Williams
1115 East Livingston Street
Orlando, FL. 32803
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