Travis Siegel - Personal Injury Attorney
2005 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Winning nearly every major baseball honor coming out of high school and being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team, many thought Travis Siegel was bound for greatness on the baseball diamond. Most people didn’t know that Travis had a tough decision to make. Does he sign the professional baseball contract he was offered or does he follow his calling?
As a young man Travis witnessed first hand the devastation that someone’s negligence can have on a family. Travis’ nephew was born with severe brain damage due to a doctor’s malpractice. The heart break, the lost promise, the family challenges and the financial destruction it cost Travis’ family caused young Siegel to vow to stand up for people like his nephew and family. He vowed to become a personal injury attorney representing people who had been seriously injured by someone’s negligence.
To the surprise of many, Travis passed up his opportunity to play professional baseball for what he considered a much higher calling. He decided he’d rather standup for injured people than entertain baseball fans. He’d rather hold wrongdoers accountable for the negligence than be a baseball star.
The Bisnar|Chase team and our clients are grateful for Travis’ decision. Not only is Travis an outstanding star personal injury trial attorney (he won nine of his first 10 trials), his experience with his nephew has made him very understanding of the challenges people face recovering from their injuries and losses. That experience provides him the focus and determination to make sure he does everything possible for our clients.
On one side Travis is exceptionally understanding and perceptive of severely injured clients’ needs. On the other side, Travis goes after wrongdoers like he was trying to strike out the final batter in the seventh game of the World Series while holding on to a one run lead. He pursues wrongdoers like he is representing his nephew against the doctor who caused his brain injury.
1999 - Graduated “magna cum laude” from Oklahoma City University with a B.S. in Criminology and a Minor in Political Science.
2002 - Graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with a J.D. in law.
Verdicts & Settlements
Travis has completed ten trials since becoming an attorney. That is more than most attorneys complete in an entire career. Of his ten trials Travis has won nine of them, an outstanding achievement. That is like having a .900 batting average, unheard of.
Two of the cases that Travis is most proud of are:
- Medical malpractice – Failure to diagnose a subdural hematoma, resulting in a $1.25 million recovery for his client.
- Medical malpractice – Failure to diagnose epidural abscess and a pressure ulcer, resulting in a $1.15 million recovery for his client.
After reading Travis’ story is it any wonder he won nine of his first ten trials or that the cases that he is the most proud of are medical malpractice cases? If his nephew knew, he’d be very proud of his uncle. We are!
1995 - Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates coming out of high school
1995 - All-City, All-County, All-State baseball in Oklahoma
1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 President's Honor Roll at Oklahoma City University
1997 - Baseball America NAIA Player to Watch
1998 and 1999 Baseball Academic All-American
1999 - Undergraduate Student of the Year at Oklahoma City University
2002 - Dean's Honor Roll at University of Oklahoma School of Law
2005 - Oklahoma County Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- American Association of Justice
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Oklahoma County Bar Association, and AIEG
- Orange County, CA Bar Association
- Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
- Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
- Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) – Very exclusive organization of high level product defect attorneys.
When Travis is not in the office he can usually be found with his two dogs, Lady and Cooper, who are both adopted. He is a former baseball player and fan. When he is not working on a client’s case or out with his two dogs, it is not unusual to find him watching a game.
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