Travis Wheeler is a member of the firm and practices with the antitrust team.
Travis is an antitrust lawyer. He has represented clients large and small as both plaintiffs and defendants in complex antitrust, trade regulation, and unfair trade practice litigation. He also has experience litigating other complex litigation and has represented clients (outside the antitrust context) in appellate, local governmental, and constitutional matters. Travis has prosecuted, pro bono, criminal domestic violence cases before juries in Orangeburg, Kershaw, and Sumter counties.
Travis also has experience in local government, election, and constitutional matters. He was part of a team that challenged a mayoral primary result. He has challenged special legislation targeting individual special purpose districts in violation of the South Carolina Constitution.
Previously, Travis was with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, where he concentrated his practice in business and commercial litigation. He has also practiced antitrust law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Travis received a B.A. in Government from Wofford College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law, with high honors. In law school, he served as an Articles Editor and the Notes and Special Projects Editor for Law & Contemporary Problems, in which his note, An Economic Analysis of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was published. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif. At Duke, he was both the South Carolina Law Alumni Scholar and one of two Siegel Scholars in his class.
•Elected to The State Media Company's Ninth Annual 20 Under 40 List in March 2012.
Speaking & Writing
Travis has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law since 2010. He teaches Antitrust Law in the Fall and Law & Economics in the Spring.
He has also previously served as a faculty member for the South Carolina Bar's “Bridge the Gap” CLE.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Away from the office and the classroom, Travis and his wife, Lisa, keep bus y with a six-year-old son, three-year-old daughter, golden retriever, and three backyard chickens. Travis enjoys barbequing and fishing with his son and dancing with his daughter. He is an avid cyclist and runner (and has run at least one mile every day since April 13, 2011).