Travis Brown’s practice focuses on representing insurers in coverage disputes, and bad faith litigation claims arising under general liability policies, homeowners and commercial property policies, workers’ compensation policies, and life, health, accidental death and disability policies. Travis also practices in appellate matters before Texas state and federal courts of appeals.
Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Travis gained experience representing employers in nonsubscriber personal injury claims and claims arising under the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, and Title VII. He is known for his intelligent and creative approach to the law, his ability to find innovative solutions for his clients, and his ability to execute those solutions by writing and arguing persuasively.
- Obtained dismissal on behalf of insurer of Iraqi national’s claims for alleged violations of the Defense Base Act (“DBA”). Claims arose after the plaintiff, an interpreter for a U.S. military contractor, suffered injuries in an IED explosion in Baghdad, Iraq. Federal district court dismissed all of the plaintiff’s claims against the insurer on basis that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to hear the claims pursuant to the DBA’s exclusive remedy provision. On appeal, the Fifth Circuit affirmed. Nadheer v. Ins. Co. of Pennsylvania, No. 12-50164, 2013 WL 69343 (5th Cir. Jan. 7, 2013).
- Obtained affirmation from Dallas Court of Appeals of trial court's dismissal of a plaintiff's common law and statutory claims related to insurer's denial of workers' compensation coverage. Thomas v. American Home Assurance Co., No. 05-11-01722-CV, 2013 WL 1857105 (Tex. App.--Dallas May 3, 2013).
- Assisted in obtaining substantial settlement for law firm on fee claim against former client who was pursuing a cross claim against law firm for legal malpractice. Obtained full dismissal with prejudice of the legal malpractice claim.
- Acted as lead counsel in defense of professional liability claims against real estate inspector. Negotiated settlement and dismissal of all claims against client.
- Negotiated favorable settlement for insurer in accidental death claim by establishing that death was as a result of a drug overdose and was thus excluded from coverage.
- Prepared motions to dismiss multiple bad faith lawsuits against workers' compensation carriers on the grounds that the plaintiffs’ claims were abrogated by the Texas Supreme Court’s holding in Texas Mutual Ins. Co. v. Ruttiger, --- S.W.3d ---, 2011 WL 3796353 (Tex. 2011). Obtained settlements on very favorable terms in each of the la wsuits where the motions were filed.
- Second chair trial and arbitration experience.
Professional and Community Activities
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Speeches and Presentations
- University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2008
- University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance, B.A. Plan II Honors Program
- Texas, 2008
- United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit