Dedicated to YOU. Committed to JUSTICE.

Holtrey, Travis L.

  • Managing Partner


Owensboro, KY



Rated By Super Lawyers | Travis L. Holtrey |

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Car and Truck Wrecks
  • Criminal Defense
  • Dog Bites
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • General Legal Matters
  • Harmful or Dangerous Products
  • Immigration Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Pharmacy Errors
  • Real Estate and Property Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate
  • Work Injuries (or Workers’ Compensation)

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


  • 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

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


  • Discovery and Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Kentucky Bar Association, 2000 to 2001
  • Getting Started-A Young Lawyer’s Tips on Relationships and Rules in the Legal Community, Kentucky Bar Association, 1998 to 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 to 2006
  • Medicare and Medicaid in Personal Injury Cases, Kentucky Bar Association, 2005 to 2006
  • KBA Kentucky Law Update Moderator, 2008
  • Proof : From Geometry to the Court Room, Daviess County Public Schools, 2009 to 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

Honors and Awards

  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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

Pro Bono Activities

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