No Matter The Legal Issue, It’s Not Just Our Duty To Help You,
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Travis L. Holtrey

Travis L. Holtrey
  • Managing Partner


Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Car and Truck Wrecks
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Dog Bites
  • Harmful or Dangerous Products
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Pharmacy Errors
  • Work Injuries (or Workers’ Compensation)
Rated By Super Lawyers | Travis L. Holtrey | 5 Years


When a person suffers an injury, it commonly causes problems extending far beyond the pain associated with the injury itself. It affects relationships, financial security, employment opportunity and mental health. So, when someone suffers an injury, they look to their attorney to be a problem solver. I genuinely enjoy having the opportunity to solve people's problems. I am challenged and honored to be entrusted with the task of helping people when they are facing trying circumstances and feel helpless.

My family instilled in me a strong work ethic and dedication to achievement. I competed in academic debate while attending Western Kentucky University. As the captain of the debate team I led the team from a national ranking of #165 to #4 in only two years. In Law School I competed in moot court and national negotiation competitions where again we achieved national recognition, placing eighth in the nation in moot court competition.

I commit that same dedication to the work I perform for my clients. Since 1995, I have assisted people across the state of Kentucky and throughout the United States who have been injured and need guidance because of a variety of unfortunate circumstances. I have had the privilege to represent individuals and families, injured or killed due to dangerous products such as farm implements, coal mining machinery, elevators and firearms. I have litigated medical malpractice cases involving dental extractions, gallbladder removal, diabetic management, orthopedic surgery and emergency treatment and diagnosis of post surgical complications. I have represented clients suffering from chemical exposures including anhydrous ammonia and coal dust. I have concluded cases involving pharmaceutical mistakes involving errors with prescription medications, infusions, vaccination injury and intravenous administration. Finally, I have tried, mediated and settled hundreds of cases resulting from trucking wrecks, bus wrecks and car wrecks.

The list below contains some of my career highlights. I look forward to being an advocate for many more people as we move ahead making a difference in people's lives one case at a time.


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Placing eighth in the nation in moot court competition
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Nationally Ranked Debater, Collegiate Cross Examination Debate Association
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Speech Communication

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1996

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors, 2006 to 2009
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors, 2013 to Present
  • Legislative Research Committee Kentucky Justice Association, 2006 to 2009
  • Legislative Research Committee Kentucky Justice Association, 2012 to 2013
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Attorney Advertising Commission Member, 2013 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Daviess County Bar Association, President, 2008
  • Kentucky Lawyers For Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Representative Cases

  • Gilbert v. Murray Paving Co., Ky. App., 147 S.W.3d 736, 2004
  • Taylor v. Commonwealth of Ky., Dept. of Highways, Ky., 172 S.W.3d 786, 2005


  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (Now, Kentucky Justice Association) – Board Member of the Year
  • Edward M. Post Scholarship for National Moot Court Finalists
  • American Bar Association Land Use Law Award
  • Pirtle Washer Moot Court Finalist
  • American Bar Association ADR Negotiation Competition, National Runner Up
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors 2006 – 2009, 2013 – Present
  • Legislative Research Committee Kentucky Justice Association, 2006-09, 2012-13
  • Kentucky Bar Association Attorney Advertising Commission Member, 2013 – Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Discovery and Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Kentucky Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
  • Getting Started-A Young Lawyer’s Tips on Relationships and Rules in the Legal Community, Kentucky Bar Association, 1998 - 2005
  • The Attorney-Physician Relationship, A Trial Lawyers Assessment, University of Kentucky, Owensboro Community College, 2004
  • Earning Your Stripes / Tips and Strategies for Young Trial Lawyers, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005
  • Medicare and Medicaid / To Pay or Not Pay the Piper?, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005 - 2006
  • Medicare and Medicaid in Personal Injury Cases, Kentucky Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
  • KBA Kentucky Law Update Moderator, 2008
  • Proof : From Geometry to the Court Room, Daviess County Public Schools, 2009 - 2010
  • Crash Investigation and Beyond, NBI Advanced Auto Litigation, 2011
  • Winning With Your Opening, NBI Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Directing Your Direct Examination, NBI Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Ethics for Plaintiff’s Attorneys in Auto Accident Cases – Louisville, KY, NBI, 2015
  • Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Practice an Auto Case – Bowling Green, KY, Kentucky Justice Association, 2015
  • Using Medical Records To Win Your Case – Louisville, KY, NBI Advanced Issues In Personal Injury Litigation, 2016
  • Getting The Most Out of Expert Witnesses – Louisville, KY, NBI Advanced Issues In Personal Injury Litigation, 2016

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (NW. Ky.), 2006, Present
  • Board Member, Rape Victim Services, 1997 - 2001
  • Board Member, Highland Playground, 2004 - 2006
  • Coach & Mentor, Upward Basketball, D-League Basketball, Kentucky Mustangs Softball, Team Lauren Softball