Travis L. Salmon
Areas of Focus
Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
Corporate Directors & Officers Liability Litigation
Financial and Securities Litigation
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
, University of Kansas
Kansas Law Review
, University of Missouri-Kansas City
, Division I Academic All-American Student Athlete
Travis Salmon understands the nuances of litigation. As a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice, Travis represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial, trial, appeals, and alternative dispute-resolution proceedings. He has first-chair jury trial experience and has argued before the Kansas Court of Appeals. He has extensive arbitration experience, including international arbitration. His practice includes a variety of litigation in state and federal courts such as business torts, civil rights, trademarks, and other intellectual property, franchise, toxic tort, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defense, Food and Agriculture, and product liability cases.
Selection as Missouri & Kansas
, 2016, 2018
Honored as an Up and Coming Lawyer by
Missouri Lawyers Weekly,
Listed in Missouri & Kansas
, 2009, 2011, 2013
Outstanding New Volunteer Award, selected by the Arthritis Foundation, Western Missouri/Greater Kansas City Chapter, 2005
Johnson County Police Academy Academic Excellence Award (awarded to police officer graduating first in class), 1999
American Heart Association "Heartsaver Award" (awarded for performing a courageous act in an effort to save a life), 1998
American Red Cross "Certificate of Merit" (American Red Cross' highest award for "selfless and humane action in saving a life"), 1998
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Business Tort/Antitrust/Franchise Committee, Past Chair
Defense Research Institute
Governmental Liability Committee, Past Marketing Chair
Special Olympics Kansas, Board Member
Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region, Past Board Member
University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board Member
Polsinelli Recruiting Committee, Past Member
The Missouri Bar, Vice-Chair of Sports and Entertainment Law Committee
American Bar Association
Successfully defended a national telecom carrier against a purported class action case brought in state court involving the calculation of late charges on unpaid bills. We removed the case to federal court and moved to dismiss or stay pending arbitration per the customer's contract with the carrier. The court agreed, stayed the action, and ordered arbitration. Instead, plaintiff dismissed the action.
Consumers brought class actions against telecom carrier alleging contract breaches arising out of service-quality issues. We defeated class certification in most cases, and all cases were resolved on favorable terms or dismissed.
Represented a nonprofit corporation that was sued in a federal court class action for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. We moved for a dismissal based on plaintiff's failure to state a claim. The District Court granted the dismissal and it was upheld by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Successfully represented Board of Police Commissioners in defense of class action involving claims of wrongful seizure and forfeiture of property. Case was resolved prior to trial on terms favorable to client.
Co-counsel with team defending against UCC and Consumer Protection Claims regarding alleged participation in a subprime motor vehicle lending program. After we successfully removed the case to federal court, the court granted client’s motion for judgment on the pleadings dismissing the UCC claims. After extensive discovery, the federal district court granted client’s motion for summary judgment regarding plaintiffs’ merchandising practices act claims and entered final summary judgment in client’s favor. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of all claims.
Successfully defended a national pet care products manufacturer in a purported nationwide consumer class action case by avoiding class certification and resolving the claims on an individual basis on very favorable terms for the client.
Represented a professional sports player association as licensing enforcement counsel, including enforcement of its members’ publicity rights against the unauthorized use of player names, likenesses and images on consumer products and video games.
Plaintiff brought a high profile case against our law enforcement client, alleging that the client falsely imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted him. Successfully resolved the claims on favorable terms for the client.
Represented a Fortune 500 company in a class action litigation case in which the court granted the client's motion to compel arbitration and to dismiss or stay the class action litigation. The litigation was stayed pending arbitration, and the case was quickly dismissed by plaintiffs.
Represented a nonprofit corporation that was sued in a federal court class action for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Moved for a dismissal based on plaintiff's failure to state a claim. The District Court granted the dismissal and it was upheld by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Recovered more than $100 million in two state class action cases on behalf of thousands of current and former employees against one of the largest employers in the United States based on wage and hour claims.
Polsinelli Defeats “Patent Troll”, Wins Summary Judgment in Joao Bock Transaction Systems, LLC v. Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
Mar 13, 2015
Publications & Presentations
More Relief for Business: U.S. Supreme Court Continues to Restrict Far-Reaching Claims
DRI Today Online Publication
Publications & Presentations
Rules 52.06-52.09, Third Edition, Rule 52, Parties
Missouri Civil Procedure
Polsinelli Shughart Attorney Chosen as Arthritis Walk Honoree
May 19, 2011
"I am genuinely interested in our clients’ business goals, and strive to develop legal solutions that help them attain those business objectives."
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