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Travis H. A. Smith


Travis’ practice focuses on class action employment and wage and hour litigation.

Before joining Schneider Wallace, Travis assisted low-income workers in San Francisco in bringing claims against unscrupulous employers and worked on environmental justice matters with Earthjustice’s California regional office. He has also worked with international NGOs and has experience in domestic civil litigation.

Travis earned his B.A. in anthropology summa cum laude at the University of Texas at Austin before receiving his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He also received an LL.M. with merit in international law from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Throughout his legal education, Travis focused on alternative forms of dispute resolution and on the international impacts of the policies of global financial institutions. His dissertation for his LL.M. combined these two areas of study, focusing on the impacts of the World Bank’s grievance mechanism on loan recipient countries. He speaks Spanish fluently and is committed to the idea that language should not be a barrier to access to justice.


  • SOAS University of London, LL.M.
    • Graduated with merit
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
    • Graduated magna cum laude
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
    • Graduated summa cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of California