University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with highest honors, 2016; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Law Review, 2015-16
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with highest distinction, 2013; Phi Beta Kappa
Travis Hinman represents clients in complex business litigation and appeals. She has a broad range of experience litigating significant business disputes, class actions and other high-stakes cases in state and federal courts in North Carolina and across the country. Travis’ experience allows her to advise clients through all stages of litigation, including fact investigation, discovery, motions practice, settlement efforts and appeals. Travis also guides clients — from established corporations, to startups, to nonprofits and educational institutions — through internal investigations and a variety of employment and business issues, developing strategies to reduce litigation risk and advance business goals.
Travis maintains an active pro bono practice focused on appellate work. Among other matters, she has represented the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court and the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus as amicus curiae before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, appellate practice, commercial litigation, 2022-24; labor and employment law - management, 2024
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Young Guns, 2022-23
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, appellate, 2021-23
- Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program, Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21
- North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018-20
- Law Clerk, The Honorable James A. Wynn Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2016-17
Represents the Southeastern Conference in multidistrict putative class action litigation challenging NCAA rules relating to name, image and likeness.
Represents a Fortune 20 telecommunications company in a series of cases and appeals involving state False Claims Act actions and other claims regarding alleged under-collection of certain government taxes.
Represented a large health system in defense of class action claims related to emergency room billing disclosures, securing denial of class certification and grant of summary judgment upheld on appeal.
Represented a private university in a putative nationwide class action challenging the university's admissions processes and achieving dismissal at early stage of litigation.
Represented a large health system in a putative ERISA class action and obtained early dismissal of suit.
Represents a variety of clients, including large health systems and insurance companies, in appellate proceedings involving issues integral to operations and future business strategies.
Represents nonprofit organizations, interest groups and government officials as amici curiae before state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Conducts internal investigations of sensitive matters for a variety of clients, including nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, and advises on appropriate resolutions.
Advises educational institutions on Title IX compliance and investigations.
Represents employers in high-profile trial and appellate proceedings involving discrimination and other employment claims.
Represented a Charlotte-based insurance company in defense of employment claims brought by a former executive.
Advises companies regarding compliance with a variety of state and federal employment laws, as well as various business issues creating litigation and reputational risks.
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- No Laughing Matter – Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f)’s Deadline for Filing Petitions for Permission to Appeal Certification Orders Cannot Be Equitably TolledMarch 1, 2019Class Actions Brief Blog
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- Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2021-present
- North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Council Member, 2023-present; Communications Chair, 2020-21; Ethics/Legislative Committee Chair, 2021-22; CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2022-23
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Ayscue Professionalism Award Committee, 2023-present
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Law & Society Committee, 2020-22
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinder, 2021
- Women's Impact Fund, Education Grants Committee, 2020-21; Member Education Committee, 2021-22
- UNC Law Alumni Clerkship Committee, Chair
- UNC Law Alumni Engagement Committee, Member