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Travis J Sales

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Mr. Sales has extensive experience with commercial litigation and arbitration, pension and ERISA matters, and products liability disputes. He represents energy and petrochemical companies in commercial, trade secret and construction cases. Mr. Sales also represents the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund, the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System, and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association in significant litigation against the City of Houston. Mr. Sales has represented defendants in several national, multi-district litigations.


Delegate, American Bar Association (2017-present); President, Houston Bar Association (2008-2009); Director, State Bar of Texas (2009-2012); Chair, Houston Bar Foundation (2017-2018); Editorial Board, Texas Bar Journal (2004-2006).

Professional Memberships



5th Circuit Joins Sister Circuits in Applying De Novo Standard of Review for Denial of Claims Cases

ERISA “Stock Drop” Litigation and the Dudenhoeffer “More Harm Than Good” Pleading Standard

Defending Pharmaceutical State Medicaid Fraud Actions: Use of Medicaid Regulatory Framework, Government Knowledge and Other Defenses