Admitted as a Legal Practitioner: 2007
Called to the Bar: 2019
Travis practices predominantly in criminal law. He has extensive advocacy experience in the Federal, NSW, ACT and NT jurisdictions and has experience in trial and appellate proceedings in those jurisdictions.
He commenced his career as a solicitor with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) in Wagga Wagga in 2007 where he appeared in a wide range of matters in the criminal jurisdiction, in both the Local and District Courts.
From 2008 to 2013 Travis was a Prosecutor with the ACT DPP. There he appeared in a variety of matters including both jury and judge-alone trials, appeals to the Supreme Court as counsel and as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal of the ACT. Further to this, he appeared in regulatory prosecutions and in applications for the confiscation of criminal assets. He also appeared in the ACT Coroners Court as Counsel Assisting the Coroner.
From 2013 to 2015 Travis was a Crown Prosecutor in the Northern Territory in Alice Springs. There he appeared in committal proceedings in both Alice Springs and circuit courts, jury trials in Alice Springs, Special Hearings/Fitness to plead inquiries, Sentences for Indictable matters and appeals from the Local Court to the Supreme Court.
From 2015 to 2019 Travis was a Senior Criminal Lawyer/Trial Advocate for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. He regularly appeared in jury trials in the Supreme Court, Special Hearings/Fitness to plead inquiries, Sentences for Indictable matters appeals from the Local Court and in applications regarding declarations that a person declared a High-risk sex offender. He also maintained a summary practice in Darwin and circuit courts.
Since being called to the Bar in 2019 Travis has maintained a multi-jurisdictional practice in NSW, ACT and NT appearing in jury trials, appeals and sentences. Further, he has appeared in Care and Protections proceedings, Workplace Injury proceedings and in Intentional Tort matters against investigating agencies.
Travis is on the Legal Aid Indictable Criminal Law Barrister Panel, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Counsel Panel, and the Australian Government Solicitor Counsel Panel.