Travis L. Holtrey

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Owensboro, Kentucky

Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP
Travis L. Holtrey
Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1996

Education: University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
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Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP

530 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301 Visit website


Attorney Travis L. Holtrey is the managing partner of the Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, law firm in Owensboro, Kentucky. A highly versatile lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Holtrey represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the state and across the country who have serious personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from any of the following:

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Dangerous and defective products
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Farming, coal mining and industrial workplace injuries and workers' compensation

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Holtrey has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those suffering through no fault of their own. Equally effective both inside and outside of the courtroom, he has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients. As a result of his dedicated efforts and success, he has received several awards for his exceptional professionalism and unwavering commitment to those he serves.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Holtrey received the Board Member of the Year award from the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Land Use Law Award from the American Bar Association. He has also received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1992 cum laude graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mr. Holtrey attended the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where he was a Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Finalist and received the Edward M. Post Scholarship for National Moot Court Finalists.

He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995, and the Kentucky Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Westerns Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

A leader in his field, Mr. Holtrey has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also a member of the Kentucky Bar Association's Attorney Advertising Commission and former president of the Daviess County Bar Association.

Committed to his local community as well, Mr. Holtrey is the current chairman of the board for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also volunteers his time to coach and mentor young athletes for several local basketball and softball leagues.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Health Care, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Nursing Home, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Health Care
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1996

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Coach & Mentor, Upward Basketball, D-League Basketball, Kentucky Mustangs Softball, Team Lauren Softball 
  • Advisory Committee to Area Pastors, 2022
  • Board Member, Rape Victim Services, 1997 to 2001
  • Board Member, Highland Playground, 2004 to 2006
  • Chairman of the Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (NW. Ky.), 2006 to Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Association for Justice
  • Daviess County Bar Association, President, 2008
  • Kentucky Lawyers For Justice
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Attorney Advertising Commission Member, 2013 to Present
  • Legislative Research Committee Kentucky Justice Association, 2006 to 2009, 2012 to 2013
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors, 2006 to 2009, 2013 to Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1996
  • Kentucky, 1996
  • Legislative Research Committee Kentucky Justice Association, 2006-09, 2012-13
  • Kentucky Bar Association Attorney Advertising Commission Member, 2013 – Present
  • American Bar Association ADR Negotiation Competition, National Runner Up
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors 2006 – 2009, 2013 – Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board Member of the Year
  • Pirtle Washer Moot Court Finalist
  • American Bar Association Land Use Law Award
  • Edward M. Post Scholarship for National Moot Court Finalists
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Getting The Most Out of Expert Witnesses – Louisville, KY, NBI Advanced Issues In Personal Injury Litigation, 2016 
  • KBA Kentucky Law Update Moderator, 2008
  • Using Medical Records To Win Your Case – Louisville, KY, NBI Advanced Issues In Personal Injury Litigation, 2016
  • Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Practice an Auto Case – Bowling Green, KY, Kentucky Justice Association, 2015
  • Ethics for Plaintiff’s Attorneys in Auto Accident Cases – Louisville, KY, NBI, 2015
  • Directing Your Direct Examination, NBI Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Winning With Your Opening, NBI Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Crash Investigation and Beyond, NBI Advanced Auto Litigation, 2011
  • Proof : From Geometry to the Court Room, Daviess County Public Schools, 2009 to 2010
  • Discovery and Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Kentucky Bar Association, 2000 to 2001
  • Medicare and Medicaid in Personal Injury Cases, Kentucky Bar Association, 2005 to 2006
  • Medicare and Medicaid / To Pay or Not Pay the Piper?, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005 to 2006
  • Earning Your Stripes / Tips and Strategies for Young Trial Lawyers, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005
  • The Attorney-Physician Relationship, A Trial Lawyers Assessment, University of Kentucky, Owensboro Community College, 2004
  • Getting Started-A Young Lawyer’s Tips on Relationships and Rules in the Legal Community, Kentucky Bar Association, 1998 to 2005
  • Gilbert v. Murray Paving Co., Ky. App., 147 S.W.3d 736, 2004
  • Tried a case involving a promise to construct a home which involved fraud. Obtained favorable verdict for contractor. , 2022
  • Motorcycle injury case settled for $1.6 million. , 2016
  • Settled industrial death case for family of deceased worker for 1.96 million dollars., 2020
  • Taylor v. Commonwealth of Ky., Dept. of Highways, Ky., 172 S.W.3d 786, 2005
Educational Background:
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1992

Office location for Travis L. Holtrey

530 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Phone: 270-689-2412


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