Overview

Travis Ramey has a broad and diverse litigation practice. He represents clients from the public sector, from a broad range of private-sector industries, and individuals-plaintiffs and defendants. Yet, one thing remains constant: Burr & Forman's clients and attorneys trust Travis to litigate novel and complex legal issues.

Much of that litigation takes place in appellate courts. Travis has briefed and argued numerous cases at both the state and federal level. His appellate practice extends all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where his experience includes frequent representation of members of Congress as amici curiae. Those cases have resulted in multiple, precedent-setting decisions on issues as diverse as statutes of limitations, mortgages, jurisdiction, foreclosures, constitutional law, civil procedure, arbitration (both domestic and international), and administrative law.

In addition to his practice in appellate courts, Travis handles complex trial-court litigation. Those cases often include issues of first impression or legal uncertainty. Whether the case involves an open-records issue, a claim of employment discrimination, a contract dispute, or allegations of fraud, Travis helps ensure his client is in the best possible position to prevail at trial and on appeal.

Before joining Burr & Forman, Travis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward E. Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While in law school, he served as Editor in Chief of the Alabama Law Review and as a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and received the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award, which is the law school’s highest academic honor.

Experience

  • Represented a manufacturer on appeal in a case involving the enforcement of an arbitration provision. The Alabama Supreme Court adopted the client's interpretation and affirmed the trial court's order compelling arbitration.
  • Represented a mortgage lender on appeal, replacing trial counsel after an adverse decision in the trial court. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed, agreeing that the district court had incorrectly applied Mississippi's marital-homestead statute.
  • Represented a manufacturer on appeal in a disability discrimination case. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed, concluding that the employee had not shown he was protected by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act.
  • Represented a financial institution on appeal in a case involving trust administration. The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's dismissal of all the plaintiff's claims.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named, Chambers USA, Litigation: Appellate (2022)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation since 2021
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Appellate (2016-2021)
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Standing Committee on Appellate Rules
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminentâ„¢ Review Rating

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Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Knights of Columbus

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • American Bar Association, Judicial Division - Appellate Judges Conference
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Alabama Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section

Paralegal/Assistant

Paralegal

Lori G. Miller
(205)-458-5356
lgmiller@burr.com

Legal Practice Assistant

Robbin Stewart
(205)-458-5141
rstewart@burr.com

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