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Richard M. Travis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   12 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

About Richard

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IN LIGHT OF COVID-19, WE ARE CURRENTLY CONDUCTING CONSULTATIONS VIA TELEPHONE OR VIDEO CONFERENCING. PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL CONSULTATION. MR. TRAVIS IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THOROUGH, EFFECTIVE, COMPASSIONATE LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO HIS CLIENTS.

Richard Travis is the managing partner for Travis Law Group and is committed to providing thorough, effective, compassionate legal representation to all of his clients.  Over the 23 years of practicing law, Rich has earned a reputation as a tough, aggressive, ethical litigator. He is licensed in the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, and Maine.

 

Rich started practicing law in a small Boston firm. Then in 1993, he joined the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corp (JAG).  While in the JAG Corp, Rich provided legal assistance to soldiers and their dependents. He also represented Evans Army Community Hospital in cases involving medical malpractice. However, for most of his military career, Rich was a trial counsel and senior trial counsel.

 

Rich has tried numerous jury trials involving, rape, assault, child abuse, assault, child abuse, involuntary manslaughter, and murder. After a successful career in the Army, he joined the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. There, Rich tried cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and domestic violence.

 

In 1999, Rich and Wayne Anderson formed Anderson & Travis. Since then, Rich has represented clients seeking a divorce, legal separation, parenting time, child support, and maintenance. Over the years, he developed an expertise in high conflict divorce. Rich has also successfully defended soldiers in courts-martial and represented clients who were injured either by a collision, professional negligence, or unsafe conditions. Richard’s core belief is that personal injury cases are not just about money, they are about helping clients get better. Getting better should be the client’s first goal. Both Rich and Wayne have obtained million dollar settlements. Along the way, they have ensured that the clients received the medical care they needed and the guidance on how to manage the money they received.

 

In the wake of Wayne's recent retirement, Rich is taking the firm forward as Travis Law Group, to continue serving the clients that have come to depend on his expertise and performance as a stellar litigator. 

 

For those interested in Rich’s education, he began his college career at the University of New Hampshire where he played football for the Wildcats. In the second semester of his sophomore year, he transferred to Bates College where he played football for the Bobcats and ran track. Rich graduated from Bates College in 1989, with a double major in history and psychology. Afterwards, he traveled to Delaware to attend Widener University School of Law in 1992. There, he was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society and the Trial Team.

 

Rich is also a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Inns of Court, and is the Chairman of the El Paso Country Family Law Bar. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children. He is an avid skier, mountain bike rider, and GS adventure rider.

 

On a final note, you are looking for an attorney because you or someone you love needs help. One of Rich’s core principles is that the attorney client relationship is a special relationship built on candor, trust, and communication. He will communicate with full candor about your case and requests that you do the same with him. Rich is committed to providing personal and meaningful representation to his clients. Each client is provided his personal cell phone number and is encouraged to call, even after hours or during holidays, if they have an emergency and they need to talk to him immediately. Rich’s approach to the practice of law and his commitment to his clients is why over 90% of his cases are from referrals.

Licensed for 30 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/13/2023
State MA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/26/2022
State ME
Status Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Richard M. Travis
121 E Vermijo Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-2003

Reviews

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Posted by Sandra | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High Conflict Divorce
Mr Travis, Dauna & his team were exceptional! From the very beginning of my case they made me feel at ease, listened thoroughly and explained in detail to what possible avenues I had as options. I was dealing with the worst time in my life with two young children and they were able to calm my nerves, help me understand the legal system and ensure that before every single court date I knew exactly what to expect and that I was FULLY prepared going into it. They were prompt in returning phone calls/e-mails and I never felt like a burden when I needed to discuss something. My case lasted nearly 18 months due to the nature of case and some on-going issues with the situation however I can honestly say I believe that the outcome of my legal peace of mind was directly related to that fact that I hired the right lawyer. In the court room it was amazing to see how truly prepared he was, he knew my case inside & out. He had notes but barely needed to use them. It was abundantly clear to that he is able to articulate and is well thought out in his stances. I am so thankful I hired him and plan to do so if I would ever need to need legal services again. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Thomas | April 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Team
The Travis Law Group is excellent. Mr. Travis and Donna handled my divorce case with integrity, competently, and presented the truth. The court and judge agreed with our position and my case was settled to my satisfaction. The Travis Law Group is to be commended for their due diligence and expertise. I have faith in our legal system based on their superior work and expertise. Travis Law has my deepest respect and appreciation for a job well done. Thank you.
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Response from Richard Travis April 16, 2021
Hello, Thomas. Thank you so much for this amazing review! Our office is truly honored and we are so glad that you obtained the results you were looking for. We wish you the absolute best in the future and hope you will reach out if you have any other legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer.
Richard Travis and his staff did a great job, and I would recommend them! He explained all the steps and options and was very approachable, as was his staff.
Posted by Kelly | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce representation
Mr. Travis and his paralegal Dauna were wonderful in representing me in my divorce and child custody case. They were both very knowledgeable about laws, and detail oriented in preparing my case. I was extremely impressed with their explanations of all of my questions. Mr. Travis spent time talking with me about a situation that could have potentially gone negative on me with my kids, and helped me form a positive plan to present in my hearing. The outcome for me and my children could not have gone better. Their firm was also cost cautious. I will definitely hire Travis Law if I ever need legal representation in the future.
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Posted by Legean Walker | February 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation when you need it!
Travis Law Group was awesome!!! They represented me in my contempt case against my Ex-wife and I was very, very happy with the end result. They even helped me get a portion of my lawyer fees back ($3,000.00 to be exact) due to it being my Exes fault that I had to be in court again. Dauna Overly was excellent to work with. She was very responsive and made sure I was kept up to date on everything that was going on with the case with phone calls and almost daily emails and if I had any questions it was answered within a very short period of time, usually within an hour and less than 2. Megan Hersh was also very helpful and super responsive when it came to billing. Any question/s I did not understand about my bill was explained to me in detail and the reply to any such question was swift. The greatest part was when I ran out of cash they allowed me to pay off what I owed by working with me and establishing a payment plan. I will definitely recommend Travis Law Group as I am sure they will take care of other as they did me!! Thanks TLG!!!!!! A Happy Customer!
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Response from Richard Travis February 27, 2020
Hello Happy Customer! Thank you so much for such a complimentary review! We are very glad that we were able to provide you with thorough and satisfactory service. Best of luck to you in the future!
Posted by Michael | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A #1 Lawyer
Rich and his staff were professional, trustworthy and committed. The firm went out of its way to make sure all bases were covered in my case. He listened to all my concerns and provided sound legal advice. I feel like a received the best possible outcome. I'm shocked at the negative review. It does not represent my experience in the slightest. If you need an attorney this is your guy!
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Response from Richard Travis February 27, 2020
Hello Michael! We are so glad that you were satisfied with the results of your case! The firm hopes you are doing well and we thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a positive review. Cheers!
Posted by Jack | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate issue
We are very satisfied with the service. Richard immediately was on the case and got the threatening messages stopped, explaining that we had no liability in the matter. For peace of mind it was well worth the money and time. We were able to put the issue to bed.
Response from Richard Travis October 1, 2019
Hello Jack, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We are very glad that you are satisfied with the results regarding your legal matter. If the need ever arises again, in the future, we hope you will consider us for your legal needs.
Posted by Rainy | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You're in good hands with Rich.
I've been working with Rich now for 7 months and he and his staff have taken amazing care of me. I made a great decision and even though I'm hoping to not need a lawyer again - haha, I'll be using Rich for any future issues I do have.
Posted by Carrie | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best money spent. Hand down!
I chose Rich Travis' Law Firm to represent me in a parenting-time case. Rich and his colleague Mitch were incredibly thorough, precise, and gave my case the specific attention that it required. Additionally, their paralegal Marissa Sterrett is incredibly sharp, organized, efficient, and has a keen eye for detail. This office asked insightful questions to gain a better understanding of the history of my case, which was very useful when I had to testify in court. Rich's staff gained my trust early in the process and took the very best care of my case to ensure a victory in the courtroom. They managed to do all of this while maintaining financial transparency and a desire to stay within my budget. Mitch presented options in my case with the legal and financial ramifications, so I had a lot of data to make my decisions. My only mistake was not hiring Rich Travis' office at the very beginning of my divorce process, I would have had much better results early on in my case.
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Posted by Richard | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rich Travis
Rich has taken care of two problems for us. An attempt to change visitation rights by our greatgrandson's grandparent and now assisting with a granddaughter's divorce situation. In both cases he kept us in the loop.
Response from Richard Travis April 13, 2017
Richard, it has been an honor and a pleasure working with you throughout both cases. We do everything we can to make the legal processes easier to understand, and update our clients as often as we can. Thank you for letting us walk with you during this journey, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Take care, Rich
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Posted by Rob | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The A-Team
Richard Travis, his firm and the rest of his team (Mr. Anderson, Dauna, Mary, Adele, and JoAnn) are all consummate professionals, from the attorneys and paralegals to their receptionist. I hired Richard Travis at the nascent stages of my highly contested custody battle in 2008. I obtained his firm’s contact information from my local USAF JAG office at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My case lasted a grueling 8 years. Technically, you could say it’s on hiatus or in a “cold war” phase. The case had its ups and downs many times through these 8 years, from a legal and relationship standpoint. However, I’m truly grateful I kept Rich and his team throughout the entire case. By keeping Rich, a certain amount of continuity, investment, and personal bond and connection existed, especially in the final 3 years of my case. There were ups and downs with the case of course, as with any ordeal. But during my family’s dire need of a go-to legal team, and when I (we) needed this requirement the most, I was very rest assured and at ease to have Rich and the rest of his A-team at my side. Yes, I called Rich and Dauna my “A-Team.” I was able to sleep soundly at night knowing that Rich was there at my side in the court room. In family law, for custody battles and divorces I’m sure, it’s hard to feel much optimism. You don’t feel like you win much of anything. Emotions are very high in these situations. Personally, I was going through a lot this whole time. Rich’s outstanding courtroom appearances and having him and Dauna work tirelessly preparing for every court appearance as well all those times in between court appearances, their efforts removed a tremendous amount of stress in my life. I couldn’t put a price on that. Legal fees are going to be high any where you go. However, most people don’t realize the time and stress taken up by these highly stressful times. Of course, there are do-it-yourself legal documents provided by every county court house, and you can save money in the short term. I’ve done this myself. This can work in some situations. Unfortunately, this may not be the most viable and best long term cost solution, for contested and especially for highly contested cases. Not having a legal team or the best-fit legal team to critically think and defend you in a clairvoyant and effective manner under highly stressful times may not produce desirable results, and possibly at the detriment of your children. I’m truly grateful for what Rich and Dauna have done for me and my son. Not enough thanks goes to these two.
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Response from Richard Travis April 3, 2017
Rob, it was an honor and pleasure to work with you these last 8 years. My team and I do our best to make even the most contentious cases less stressful for our clients, and especially the kids involved, like your son. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey through this process, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Take care, Rich
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Posted by Ron | March 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome counsel
Rich was strategic in his thinking, and allowed me to participate in the strategy development. He provided honest advice even when it was against what I really wanted. He also empathized with me in a way no other lawyer has ever done. I felt like he really cared. He achieved the results I was seeking. Overachieved in some areas.
Response from Richard Travis March 24, 2017
Ron, it was an honor and a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and please let me know if you need any help -- legal or otherwise -- in the future. Thanks again, and take care, Rich
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-345 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Travis Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Trail Counsel, Defense Counsel
  • U. S. Army Reserves
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Anderson & Travis
  • 1999 - 2017
  • Trial Counsel & Legal Assistance Attorney
  • U.S. Army
  • 1993 - 1999
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Education

  • Widener University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Multi-Million Dollar Case
  • Settled for $2,050,000.00

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • El Paso County Family Law Bar
  • Chairman
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • El Paso County Annual Family Law Conference
  • The Balanced Attorney
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Richard
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Rich's thoroughness, extensive legal knowledge, skill, experience, and desire to advocate to the best of his ability for each and every client has equipped him to provide exemplary legal representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rich is an experienced attorney and litigator and fights hard for his clients."
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Colorado Springs Divorce and separation Lawyer Richard M. Travis
Richard M. Travis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 30 years