John Travis

John Travis: Attorney with Gallagher Sharp LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner, Insurance Practice Group Manager at Gallagher Sharp LLP (56 Attorneys)
  • Bulkley Building, Sixth Floor, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
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John Travis transitioned to Of Counsel in January of 2018

John Travis became Of Counsel in January of 2018. He previously served as Gallagher Sharp’s Insurance Practice Group Manager and was active in the firm’s General Litigation Practice Group. John was certified as an Insurance Coverage Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association and focused his practice on counseling and representing insurers in coverage and property matters, including those alleging bad faith and involving fire losses. John is past Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Insurance Law Section and was active in the Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Sections. Additionally John defended clients in a wide variety of general litigation claims, including municipal law and personal injury matters.


•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
•Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2014-2019 editions
•Former Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentor: Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism
•Ohio Super Lawyer, 2005-2019
•Deacon, Cleveland Catholic Diocese
•Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Assistant Director of Law, Chief Assistant Director of Law, City of Cleveland (1977-1982)
•Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Coverage Law Specialty Board (Past Member)
•Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on the Unauthorized Practice of Law (Past Member and Chair)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 522-1590  Phone
(216) 241-1608  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S., 1973
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2013, Michigan; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; 1976, Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Organizations

•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
•The Defense Research Institute
•American Bar Association
•Ohio State Bar Association (Insurance Coverage Law Specialty Board)
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Immediate Past Chair, Insurance Law Section; member, Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committees)
•Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•The Lawyers Guild
•Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on the Unauthorized Practice of Law (1990-92; 1994-99; Chair 1995-1997)


Peer Reviews

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