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John Travis

Cleveland Office | Partner, Insurance Practice Group Manager

John Travis is the Insurance Practice Group Manager and a Partner at Gallagher Sharp.  He is also active in the firm’s General Litigation Practice Group.  He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an Insurance Coverage Law Specialist. His practice focuses 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 recently-created Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Insurance Law Section and also is active in the Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Sections.  Additionally John defends clients in a wide variety of general litigation claims, including municipal law and personal injury matters.

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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)