Travis R. Hollifield

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Winter Park, Florida

Hollifield Legal Centre
Travis R. Hollifield
Hollifield Legal Centre

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1996

Education: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Hollifield Legal Centre

147 East Lyman Avenue
Suite D
Winter Park, FL 32789 Visit website

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Travis R. Hollifield of Hollifield Legal Centre focuses his practice on working women’s employment law cases in Orlando and all around Central Florida. From its inception in 1996 through today, the intent of the Centre is to fight for women who are struggling in the workplace with sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and unpaid wages. The firm also negotiates severance agreements and litigates non-compete agreements. In addition, Mr. Hollifield represents clients with intellectual property disputes including copyright infringement, trademark infringement, patent infringement, trade secret claims, Internet disputes and computer law issues.

Mr. Hollifield has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America* every year since 2009. Additionally, he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator and a certified mediator for the U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida. Please click here for Mr. Hollifield's interactive calendar where you can place a tentative hold for a particular date.  

In addition to the Florida Bar, Mr. Hollifield is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association — Orlando Chapter, the National and Florida Employment Lawyers Associations, and the Orange County Bar Association's Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections.

Mr. Hollifield has given presentations on numerous employment law topics including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage theft, successor liability issues, and gender, age, and disability discrimination. In addition, he has held adjunct teaching positions in employment law, intellectual property law, and entertainment law for Barry University's School of Law in Orlando. He has also written for several publications, including articles on topics such as emerging protections for nursing mothers in the workplace and the scope of discovery into the private lives of sexual harassment claimants.

Finally, Mr. Hollifield is an Arbitrator who arbitrates claims in the Labor & Employment Law field.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property

Focus areas

Arbitration, Copyrights, Employment Law - Employee, Intellectual Property Law, Mediation, Sexual Harassment, Trademarks, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower

  • 50% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 40% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Intellectual Property

First Admitted: 1996, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.trhlaw.com/about

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Certified Mediator by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
Representative Clients:
  • Fusco v. Victoria's Secret Stores, LLC, 2011 WL 3792412, M.D. Fla. 2011 (Sexual Harassment)
  • Wright, A. v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2020 WL 5757523, M.D. Fla. 2020 (disability discrimination, retaliation)
  • Saunders v. St. Cloud 192 Pet Doc Hospital, LLC, 224 So.3d 336, Fla. 5th DCA 2017 (sexual harassment)
  • R.S. Elliott Specialty Supply, Inc. v. Pemoulie, 2019 WL 384076, Fla.Cir.Ct. 2019 (non-competition agreement)
  • Rahilly Conley v. Northwest Florida State College, 145 F.Supp.3d 1073, N.D. Fla. 2015 (pregnancy discrimination)
  • Pond v. Red Lambda, Inc., 2020 WL 4808744, M.D. Fla. 2020 (breach of employment contract, FLSA unpaid wages)
  • Khalil v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., 2012 WL 13136835, M.D. Fla. 2012 (race discrimination, national origin discrimination, FLSA unpaid overtime wages)
  • Kautter Wenhold Management Group, Inc. v. Campbell, 2017 WL 4928223, Fla.Cir.Ct. 2017 (non-competition agreement)
  • Giarolo v. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc., 2014 WL 3822960, M.D. Fla. 2014 (disability discrimination, retaliation)
  • Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., 137 So.3d 371, Fla. 2014 (pregnancy discrimination)
  • Buckles v. Focus! … On Innovation, Inc., 2014 WL 988765, M.D. Fla. 2014 (breach of employment contract)
  • Loos v. Club Paris, LLC, 684 F.Supp.2d 1328, M.D. Fla. 2010 (Sexual Harassment, Retaliation)
  • Cardinale v. Southern Homes of Polk County, Inc., 310 Fed.Appx. 311, 11th Cir. 2009 (FMLA retaliation)
  • Saphos v. Grosse Pointe Development Co., Inc., 2008 WL 976839, M.D. Fla. 2008 (FLSA retaliation)
  • Carsillo v. City of Lake Worth, 995 So.2d 1118, Fla. 4th DCA 2008, rev. denied City of Lake Worth v. Carsillo, 20 So.3d 848, Fla. 2009 (pregnancy discrimination)
  • Flynn v. Interplan, LLC, 2009 WL 4893146, M.D. Fla. 2009 (FLSA unpaid overtime)
  • Wright v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., 2012 WL 3522047, M.D. Fla. 2012 (whistleblower retaliation)
  • Coddington v. Town of Montverde, 2012 WL 6699243, M.D. Fla. 2012 (FMLA retaliation)
  • Johnson v. Winghouse of Sanford, LLC, 2006 WL 1382064, M.D. Fla. 2006 (pregnancy discrimination)
  • Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Systems Tech., Inc., 654 F.3d 1179, 11th Cir. 2011 (trademark, trade dress, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition)
  • Stephenson v. P.C.M.D. Management, Inc., 2006 WL 3422573, Fla.Cir.Ct. 2006 (sexual harassment of a minor)
  • Cattafi v. Checker's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., 90 So.3d 300, Fla. 5th DCA 2012 (sexual harassment, retaliation, successor liability)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Orange County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee 2019-2020
  • Member, Florida Employment Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1997
  • Member, Orlando Chapter, Federal Bar Association
  •  Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Orange County Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Middle District of Florida Representative and Executive Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association - Florida Chapter (FL-NELA), 2005 - 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Employment Retaliation Claims See Spike in Filings, The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association, Vol. 80, No. 6., 2012
  • Emerging Protections for Nursing Mothers in the Workplace (May 2017) FL Bar Journal Vol. 91, No 5, https://www.trhlaw.com/single-post/2017/05/10/travis-r-hollifield-in-the-florida-bar-journal-may-2017-volume-91-no-5
  • Preventing Re-victimization of Sexual Harassment Victims: The Limits of Discovery of Plaintiff’s Intimate Past In Sexual Harassment Suits (July/Aug 2021) FL Bar Journal Vol. 95, No 4, https://www.trhlaw.com/single-post/travis-hollifield-in-the-florida-bar-journal
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act – A Guide for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, Williams, P. Daniel; 1st Ed..; BNA Books (contributing author for Chapter 9, section III focusing on pregnancy-related FMLA claims), 2011
  • Successor Liability Issues in Labor & Employment Law, Florida Bar Journal – Vol. 81, No. 1; quoted in Hamovitz v. Santa Barbara Applied Research, Inc., 2010 WL 1337713 *10 FN32, W.D. Pa. 2010, 2007
  • Pregnancy Discrimination under the Florida Civil Rights Act, Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 2012
  • Pending Legislation on Wage Theft in Florida, Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2012
  • Jury Instructions in Employment Cases, Florida NELA Winter Conference, Orlando, Florida (co-presented by Travis Hollifield, Craig Berman, and The Honorable Robin Rosenberg), February 2011
  • Successor Liability in Labor and Employment Cases, Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2011
  • Res Judicata and Claims Preclusion - Splitting Causes of Action in State and Federal Court Can Result in a Splitting Headache, Florida NELA Fall Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida (co-presented by Travis Hollifield and Louis Pfeffer), September 2010
  • Integrated Employer/Enterprise Doctrine in Labor & Employment Law, Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2010
  • Appellate Advocacy – Gender and Age Discrimination and Retaliation Mock Appeal, Florida NELA Winter Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2010
  • 2009 Review of Supreme Court Employment Law Decisions, Federal Bar Association/Orange County Bar Association Joint Labor & Employment Law Conference, Orlando, Florida (co-presented by Travis Hollifield and Tracey Ellerson), November 2009
  • Integrated Employer/Enterprise Doctrine in Labor & Employment Law, Florida NELA Fall Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 2009
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Claims in Florida After Carsillo v. City of Lake Worth, Florida NELA Winter Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2009
  • Appellate Advocacy – Pregnancy Discrimination Mock Appeal, Florida NELA Fall Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 2008
  • Interplay Between FMLA & ADA, Florida NELA Winter Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2008
  • Successor Liability Update, Florida NELA Fall Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2007
  • Representing Plaintiffs in Pregnancy Discrimination Claims, Florida NELA Spring Conference, Hutchinson Island (Stuart), Florida, April 2007
  • Successor Liability in Labor and Employment Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, June 2006
  • Successor Liability in Labor and Employment Cases, Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, August 2005
  • Successor Liability in Labor and Employment Cases, Florida NELA Spring Conference, Cocoa Beach, Florida, April 2005
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Entertainment Law Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, Florida, Spring Semester, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Intellectual Property Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, Florida, Spring Semester, 2010
Educational Background:
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, B.A. in Journalism, 1991
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, J.D., Finalist - Clarence Darrow Trial Advocacy Competition, 1996, Book Award, Trial Advocacy, 1995, 1996
Honors/Awards:
  • Employment Law - Individuals "Lawyer of the Year" in Orlando, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America*, 2009-2023, Best Lawyers in America*

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Very scolarly and an expert in his gfield of employment law. A gem.”

Office location for Travis R. Hollifield

147 East Lyman Avenue
Suite D
Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: 407-686-1494

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

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Top 50: Orlando Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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