Travis McElhaney handles civil litigation throughout Pennsylvania on behalf of regional, national and international insurance companies, self-insureds and private businesses.
Travis has represented insurance carriers and self-insureds in thousands of subrogation, reimbursement and recovery cases.
He also defends corporations and insurance companies in construction and general liability matters.
Travis has handled hundreds of toxic tort defense claims. The cases are often multi-party lawsuits, with significant damages, alleging exposure to various substances including asbestos, mercury and other substances.
Travis is an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), serving as Co-Chair of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter, and has been selected as an Auto Track Leader for NASP's Annual Conferences in 2014 and 2015 and a General Track Leader in 2016 and 2017.
Since 2013, he was recognized by the publisher of the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star," an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth.
Travis L. McElhaney
Represented a commercial HVAC distributor in multi-party construction litigation. The plaintiff alleged that the HVAC units supplied by our client were defective and, because of that, the plaintiff’s HVAC system had failed to function properly from the time it was installed. Our position was that the equipment’s failures were the result of poor overall system design by the architect and/or improper use and maintenance by the plaintiff. The plaintiff made a significant six-figure demand. Our client paid a nominal amount to obtain a dismissal of all claims against it.
Represented a golf club in an action filed by a member of the club alleging the club had breached the terms of the membership agreement many times, over several years, by failing to follow through with various promises made to the members in the membership agreement. We obtained a dismissal early in the case arguing the statute of limitations began to run from the earliest breach and, thus, had run by the time the plaintiff filed suit.
Professional & Community Involvement
Co-Chair, Western Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Member of National Association of Subrogation Professionals