Thomas L. Travis Named to Fayette Circuit Court’s 8th Division
Ward, Hocker & Thornton Member was selected by the Governor for the vacant seat
Thomas L. Travis, a Member at Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, was selected by Governor Bevin to fill the vacant Fayette Circuit judgeship in the Court’s 8th Division on March 7, 2016. Travis was among three Lexington attorneys submitted to the Governor in January to fill the seat.
“I am honored by Governor Bevin’s selection of me to serve as the next Judge in the Fayette Circuit Court,” said Travis. “I look forward to getting to work for the citizens of Fayette County.”
Travis’ legal career has spanned nearly 30 years with his practice consisting of all types of civil litigation, disputes regarding insurance coverage and trial and appellate advocacy. He has litigated across the Commonwealth in numerous jurisdictions and venues. He has been an attorney with Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC for 26 years.
Travis graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1987. He is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky, and resides in Lexington with his wife Lisa. They have two adult children.
Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, divorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases. The Circuit Court judicial seat became vacant when Judge Thomas L. Clark resigned in November 2016.