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Travis J McConnell

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   28 reviews

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Choosing an attorney to handle your case is a big decision that should not be made on a whim – your future health and finances can literally depend on the outcome of the case.  You need an attorney who understands this and respects the magnitude of your decision to select them for representation.  As your attorney, I am your advocate. I took an oath to champion my client’s interest even before my own, and I consider it an honor when I am chosen to fight on your behalf.  I do not have a large staff of paralegals that handle cases for me, I personally handle each and every case, and I try to make it a point to meet face-to-face early in the case.  I also give out my personal cell phone number, so if you want to talk directly to me, you can. I am honest and forthright with my clients, and am not one to “sugar coat” things.  I will cut to the chase and give you my honest, professional opinion as I lead you through your difficult time.

On my personal injury cases, I provide free initial consultations and use a contingency fee basis which means that if I do not obtain a recovery for you then there is no fee from me and no cost to you.

About Me

I was born and raised outside of a small town in northeast Indiana. I inherited a strong work ethic from my father who had his own construction business while I was a kid. I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth and take pride that I am different from most lawyers.  I am the oldest of nine siblings and was the first one in my family to go to college.  I went to Butler University in Indianapolis. Originally I started out pre-med wanting to help people, but ended up graduating with a desire to pursue law and fight in the legal arena for individuals. During my studies I was fortunate to study at the Universidad de Alcala de Henares outside of Madrid, Spain and am fluent in both English and Spanish.  While I was at Butler I met my wife, Sara, and we have been blessed with two children since. 

After college, I attended law school at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Honing trial advocacy skills at one of the most consistently high ranking advocacy programs was an honor and a privilege.  I started my law practice immediately after law school. 

Ever since I have had the privilege to represent everyday people against the powerful—their employers, the insurance industry, and the other members of “the defense” looking to minimize the damages they have suffered. Over the years I have handled cases against billion dollar corporations, governmental agencies, and even assisted in a lawsuit with a multi-national corporate giant on the other side.  I don’t shy away from a tough fight and am willing to go all in to fight for what is right - to fight for justice.

Feel free to call me on my cell at.  If I don’t answer during business hours, I am likely in court or in a position where I am unable to answer.  Please do not be discouraged, simply leave me a message I will return your call within 24 hours.  If you would like general information, you can contact one of my assistants at the numbers listed on our contact page.  I look forward to working with you and your family.

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Licensed for 13 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/04/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Travis J. Mcconnell
3601 1st Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713
Law Office of Travis J. Mcconnell
116 N Buffalo Street
Warsaw, IN, 46580
Law Office of Travis J. McConnell - Satellite Office
1041 E Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL, 33511
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2023
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I hired Travis for a Small Claims Suit, he stayed on the case to the end, it took time to collect, he made it happen. I am retired and was very nerves bc I have never been to a court hearing. Travis stayed in close contact with me through it all. Travis is very professional and a people person also, he made me very comfortable through it all.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2019
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A Goliath of a Lawyer. Simply outstanding
Travis McConnell is "Simply the best " and that is an understatement. After a very serious workplace injury caused from employer's negligence in maintaining a safe work environment, the organization schemed and connived their way through my initial days of recovery by influencing doctors, limiting workers comp services and inventing ways to terminate me. I did not lawyer up in my initial days as there was a level of trust that in my naivety assumed existed at least between the senior most management which I was a part of. However their intent became apparent as they rushed to get me back to work, broken bones et al, barely able to stand without aids and as soon as I joined back they demoted me and had a visit from the company lawyer who told me that my medical expenses till date were maxing out at the workers comp limit and I had costed them $400K thus far. I knew this was false and it was time to seek legal representation. After evaluating the big name Florida giants I was not impressed with what they had to say and then I chanced upon Travis McConnell on Avvo. After speaking to him I knew he was the one. He was friendly personable and straight forward, absolutely no BS. I signed him on and things changed for me from that point on, My employer still tried to scheme me out of a job with petty accusations after I confronted them with the actual expenses (which Travis obtained for me) of my care thus far which were a fraction of the claim the employer was making (and circulating secret emails to my peers around the organization on inflated expenses on my healthcare with statement like 'oops' when the cause of this injury was the employers own negligence and unsafe hazardous workplace). Eventually they terminated the entire department! Travis fought for me each step of the way through the settlement phase when the organization I worked for tried to botch with threats. He got me the settlement that I needed to proceed unhindered by Workers comp that was limiting me to doctors on their payroll that had already messed up my initial surgery requiring me to go through serious correctional surgery and the rehab associated with it. A total nightmare, I am glad its over and I thank Travis McConnell and his staff for helping me through the hard times on this complex case.
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Posted by Rick | August 31, 2018
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Client
Travis provided pro bono advise for a friend that was involved in an accident which gave the friend injuries and deprived him of his scooter. The insurance company for the party at fault is low balling the friend so I went to Travis for advice. Travis was knowledgeable, passionate and forthright with me and provided excellent counsel and offered to take matters into his own hands, at no cost, if the insurance company was not receptive to our concerns. Anyone who hires Travis to represent her/him will have someone on their side that will represent them passionately and in a very professional manner.
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Posted by Marjory | June 4, 2018
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Extraordinary Lawyer
My name is Marjory. I was introduced to Travis by my brother, which they were good friends. Further, I accepted him as my lawyer. I was amazed that he stopped by to visit and gave us personal attention for our situation. Travis worked closely with us throughout the whole process of the whole case to make sure we were okay. To my surprise, he visited me after my surgery to make sure I was okay and that all the doctors were taking care of me. Travis is a wonderful lawyer. He cares about his clients on a personal as well as professional level. He was very specific and explained all details concerning the case. Furthermore, he became a friend that we appreciate very well. We appreciate the kindness he showed us as a couple that was concerned about their case and future. We wish the best to him and his family, especially considering the day we met was the day of his daughter's birth. He called me while I was at the hospital for another matter and he was actually at the hospital, too, after she was born. He met me and showed me pictures of his newborn daughter and she is precious!
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Posted by Whitt | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend! The People's Lawyer!! The Best!!!
Absolutely the best legal representation I have ever acquired. Very quick to contact me, worked diligently on my case, listened intently and was very personable. I was not just another case or person. Worked very quickly and really pushed the Courts to handle my situation as fast as possible. Mr. McConnell was very polite, humble, down to Earth, caring and willing to do his best to help me. He is not one of those "big shot" lawyers who do it for the money, Mr. McConnell is the "People's Lawyer." He was always very direct with me and always informed me completely on all my issues. It also must not go unnoticed that the secretary and all the help in the office was phenomenal. They all work well as a team and are very professional. My case was resolved quickly and the end result was better then I could have hoped for. The office of Travis McConnell has my full support and highest recommendation. If you need legal representation or advice, DO NOT HESITATE to contact Travis McConnell.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 31, 2017
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Accident claim
I was involved in an accident that was not my fault and the other driver's insurance company was not being cooperative in paying my medical bills. I hired Travis to handle them for me. He and Mary were very prompt in taking care of this for me. I would recommend Travis to anyone who needs a good attorney who will take of things in a timely manner!
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Response from Travis McConnell September 12, 2017
Stephanie, thank you so much for the kind words. And I think I expressed it to you, but I would recommend you to any attorney (although we really want you all to ourselves)! You are the ideal client, a great advocate for yourself and really made our job easier. Call on us anytime! m
Posted by Shiane | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!!
Travis did an amazing job with my case. He fought hard to make sure I got what I deserved and he didn't give up. When the insurance company didn't want to pay it didn't stop him. He continued to fight it. He made so many phone calls to help me. Travis and his assistant is both amazing, I couldn't be happier and I know for a fact if I ever need a laywer again I know who to go to. I have to thank Travis for everything he has done to help me. I'm forever grateful.
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Response from Travis McConnell June 15, 2017
Shiane, I want you to know you were the absolute highlight of my day when we finished things up. We wish the absolute best for you now and in the future. Thank you for being a great client. Mary
Posted by Erica | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Helpful
Travis and his staff made the process of setting up my corporation simple and easy. Knowing it was set up correctly took the worry out of doing it myself. Thanks!
Posted by Laura Ferguson | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fighting the school board
My daughter was expelled from school for taking selfies in a place at school she shouldn't have on her phone. She was accused to have taken pictures that were inappropriate. She did not take the any inappropriate pictures and they had no proof. Mr. McConnell went above and beyond to help my daughter get back into school. He did the research that needed to be done to know what he needed done. When we went in front of the expulsion board he knew what he had to do, he told them what we wanted. If phone calls needed to be made he would call them for me so I did not have to. And we got what we wanted my daughter is going back to school. So she can further her education. I would recommend Mr. McConnell to anyone that wants to get the job done. I know if I ever need another lawyer I will calling him. Thank you so much for all your help and support through all of this.
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Response from Travis McConnell October 19, 2017
Laura, I just thought about you two this Wednesday, wondering how things were going and hoping everything was in the past and over. We wish the best for your family. May the rest of high school be eventful in more positive ways and if S***** ends up going to law school, maybe she can come help around here on her summers off! Take care! Mary
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Posted by Spencer | October 19, 2016
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Very easy going,prompt communication,treated like family!
Travis did an excellent job for me. He was very prompt on getting back to me. I was injured at work and my medical bills were never taken care of by my previous employer . So I found Travis and within a months time the case was settled and taken care of. I recommend Travis on the highest level,don't go to the "big time" attorneys if you've been injured. Tried them none of which even returned my calls. Travis will treat you like family. Thanks again Travis you're the best!
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
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Workmen's comp claim
Hi Everyone, I just read through all the reviews for Travis and I do believe every story to be true. I am an older woman who was injured on the job. I have no family to turn to and I had a lawyer who I felt was not fighting for me. Well, I looked through the Pinellas County Lawyers reading their profiles and then something about Travis' picture caught my eye and his profile. Read his profile, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. So I contacted Travis, told him of my dilemna, and he's like talking with a big brother that is looking out for you. He's done more for me in the past few days than my lawyer has done for me in the last 4 months. Travis listens and then makes sure you are listening and he just takes charge and makes things happen. I feel more secure and confident with what I have to do. I know if I become concerned or worried, all I have to do is call. You may ask yourself, is he for real? Well, read the other profiles, go with your gut, I did. I got lucky!! I got Travis.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
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Case against ex- employer
My ex- empolyer refused to pay for my vacation that he owed me (even though it was in my contract). Travis negotiated a settlement that I was very pleased with. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jim | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I was working for enterprise rent a car. And was rear ended by a teen-ager, Enterprise's workman's comp didn't really want to work with me on anything. So I hired Travis, Travis took care of everything. He was very attentive to making sure I received the checks, and helped me a quote a settlement. Without his help I do not think anything would have been taken care of.
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Posted by Ron | April 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Travis - a great workman's compensation lawyer
Travis worked hard on my workman's compensation case. He is always honest, available, and followed through with everything necessary to receive a fast and fair settlement. I would highly recommend Travis to represent anyone for their workman's compensation claims.
Posted by Charlie | April 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers comp claim
Mr. McConnell made all my worries just fade away .Every time I was worried He would call right back and assure me of my situation .. I would recommend him to everyone.. he is an excellent lawyer !!!!!
Posted by Paulden | April 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super awesome
Travis helped me get through a case in which nobody else would take. He was very personal and very kind. Fast and proficient as well. It took about a month and half to settle the case. I was very pleased to the point I referred him to one of family member that was in need of help.
Posted by Gary W Nicholson | April 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable, honest attorney
In may dealings with this attorney, I have found him very knowledgeable of the law, his practice and life in general. Upfront and trustworthy, as well. You cannot do better in your search for an attorney, no matter the dispute.
Posted by Harry | January 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. McConnell is Mr. Lawyer
It has only been a week but I have thus far been impressed by Attorney McConnell. He saw me the same day that we were connected, and his desk side manner was confident and I left feeling confident myself. I had been trying to make progress with Workers comp all week and only received rejection by way of not communicating and replying in a timely manner. The morning after I met with Mr. McConnell and retained his services, He contacted them and the request for medical services they had been denying me were now scheduled. I hope that the future holds the same as Attorney McConnell protects me from the wiley behaviors of the giant that does not want to take care of me in the way that they should.
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Posted by Renee | December 17, 2014
One of the good guys!
I can't thank Travis enough for showing me people do care and not all attorneys are the same. Hands down Travis is by far better then any of those commercial attorneys that you see all day long on tv. He is hands on, returns calls, answers questions, explains in detail any issues on your case and fights for his clients. I am very grateful to have retained such a good lawyer who honestly cares for others. I will call him for any other needs I may have in the future and make sure I suggest him to anyone needing a good comp attorney.
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Posted by Kathleen | January 27, 2014
Tampabays best Workmans Comp Attorney
After experiencing a difficult time with my Employer, concerning a work related injury, I felt I should consult an Attorney, I fortunately was lead to Travis McConnell. I called and scheduled an appointment, he was able to fit me in quickly. I was injured and required medical treatment that was out of my financial means, that my employer did not want to pay, and was not really sure what rights I had. I found Travis to be a highly intelligent, detail oriented young man, who was extremely easy going and comfortable to speak with. He informed me of all of my rights on a workmans compensation claim, was thorough, informative and compassionate of my medical needs as well as my feelings. I informed Travis that I worked for a private, members only club that catered to elite of Tampabay, however he was not apprehensive at all about who my employer was, he said his concern was to assist me in receiving the care I was entitled to. The day after meeting with Travis, I was contacted by the insurance adjuster, and had Doctors appointments lined up. I received all the medical attention that I required, and in the end received compensation for all loss wages, as well as future medical costs, this was all done within a three month time frame. Travis is an excellent attorney, who is all about going the extra mile for his client.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office Travis J. McConnell
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Butler University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Kosciusko County Sheriff Merit Board
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kosciusko County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Gradway
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Beaman Home
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Northern Indiana Maternal Child Health Network
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Latino Affairs Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Immokalee Soccer School and Academy
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Grace College - Fastrack Class
  • Benefits of Forming a Business
  • 2020
  • Ask a Lawyer Night
  • Know Your Rights and Options - Seminar
  • 2017
  • Latino Affairs Committee Meeting
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • 2016
  • Ask a Lawyer Night
  • Know Your Rights and Options - Seminar
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Endorse Travis
Workers compensation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In the matters I have worked on against Travis, I have found him to be an ethical, excellent and diligent attorney."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Travis for over 7 years. It has been a pleasure to see him grow as an attorney. I trust him with my client's needs."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis brings a passion to the practice of law that is very rare amongst my peers. He secures superior outcomes for his clients because he places their interests first. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable, confident and aggressive."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Travis and I have known one another for over a decade-first in a mentorship capacity, when he was employed at my office prior to attending law school, and now as a colleague and friend. My own practice benefitted from his presence and I believe that the legal profession as a whole is better for having Travis among the ranks. Travis is a creative thinker and advocate. He is quick on his feet and is bold in his approach to seeking creative solutions on behalf of clients. The fact that Travis is bilingual enables him to build more authentic partnerships and better serve his Spanish-speaking clients. I have no hesitation in my wholehearted recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis is a great attorney and very personable. I highly recommend him!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis is a determined and effective advocate for his clients. He's very resourceful and clearly has his clients' best interests in mind, at all times. I enthusiastically recommend Travis to anyone in need of a uniquely gifted, qualified workers' compensation attorney."
General practice Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Travis is one of the most personable and caring attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Experienced and knowlegable, he is a zealous advocate for his clients while still remaining professional, affable, and committed to the practice of law. I fully endorse Travis McConnell!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Travis' knowledge in the area of workers' compensation law is excellent, as is the manner in which he deals with clients, fellow attorneys and the courts. I feel priviledged to have worked with him on several cases in the past, look forward to doing so again in the future and would highly recommend him."
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Saint Petersburg Personal injury Lawyer Travis J McConnell
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Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 13 years
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