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Travis McConnell


Travis McConnell practices construction law, focusing primarily on commercial litigation, contracting, and other matters involved in real property development.

Professional Biography

Travis McConnell is an associate in Baker Donelson's Orlando office and a member of the Firm's Construction Group, where he represents contractors, property owners, developers, and design consultants in all aspects of construction law. His litigation practice includes general business disputes, as well as claims involving construction defects, liens/bonds, construction delays, and disputed change orders. Travis also handles administrative and appellate litigation, including the defense and appeal of OSHA infractions. He routinely assists construction and business clients with contract negotiations, such as reviewing and preparing construction contracts, vendor agreements, and other commercial agreements.

Travis has been involved in construction since joining the U.S. Army Reserve as an engineer officer in 2013. During his military career, he trained in vertical and horizontal construction and served as a commander of a combat engineer company. Travis has also served in the Army Reserve's Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps as trial counsel and, most recently, as counsel to a division headquarters which manages the Army Reserve's facilities within the Southeast.

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the field of Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers (2021 – 2022)
  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Construction Law (2021 – 2023)
  • "Florida Shortens Time for Filing Construction-Related Suits, Imposes Materiality Threshold," republished May 3, 2023, in Daily Business Review (April 2023)
  • "COVID-19 Restrictions and Heat-Related Injuries and Illness," Florida Roofing (August 2020)
  • "Roofers Beware: Safety Obligations Under the OSH Act Can Extend to Non-Employees," Roofing Magazine (July 2020)
  • "Who Owns the Risk of Zoning Compliance in Construction Design?," Architectural West Magazine (May 2020)
  • "Managing Tragedy: Overcoming Accidents and Fatalities in the Workplace," CoatingsPro Magazine (March 2018)


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2017, cum laude
    • Articles and Notes Editor – Florida State University Business Law Review
  • Florida Institute of Technology, B.S., 2013, summa cum laude


  • Florida, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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