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Travis A. Spier

Managing Attorney


Location: Lincoln, NE
Contact Me: 402-476-4400

View the profile of Nebraska Workers Compensation Attorney Travis A. Spier

View the profile of Nebraska Workers Compensation Attorney Travis A. Spier

Selected to the 2016 and 2017 Great Plains Rising Stars List, an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state each year.

Biography

Travis is the Managing Attorney at Atwood Law, PC, LLO. In this role, he oversees business operations and supports each of the firm’s 12 lawyers and their teams, a force of over 30 full-time employees in total. 

Travis focuses his law practice exclusively on Nebraska workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and personal injury claims. As a born-and-raised Nebraskan, Travis takes pride in traveling statewide to meet his clients where they live and work. His legal practice has taken him from Chadron to Falls City, and from South Sioux City to McCook. While he currently makes his home outside of Greenwood and splits his time between the firm’s Lincoln and Omaha offices, Travis looks forward to opportunities to meet clients and try cases in greater Nebraska. 

Travis is competitive and driven to help individuals win against large corporate interests. The accomplishments of his 17-year legal career reflect his work ethic, competitive drive, and winning mentality. He also prides himself on being easy to talk to about challenging laws, facts, and legal strategies. He credits his humble smalltown upbringing for his ability to speak clearly with anyone on these topics. And Travis is quick to return client calls and emails—client testimonials below and on Google tell more of the story. Clients should not be waiting for days to get answers from their lawyer.

On a personal note, Travis loves the outdoors, sports, and travel. A father of three boys, Travis values his family time and when work allows, he can most often be found hiking one of our National Parks, in a treestand hunting whitetail back home near Pawnee City, at a Husker baseball or football game, or perhaps sneaking off to Chicago to take in an afternoon ballgame from the bleachers at Wrigley. He’s also a big fan of sunshine and beaches when there is time for a longer getaway.

Recent Noteworthy Judgments/Settlements

  • $3,638,591.68 Settlement: “Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreement; party and case information confidential. Successfully mediated workers’ compensation claim to agreement to resolve for lifetime value to injured worker of over $3.6 Million. (2021)”
  • $2,291,050.54 Lifetime Value Award: “Dredla v. Valmont Industries, Inc., Doc: 216, Page: 0572 (Award entered on 1/5/21): Workers’ compensation trial victory results in award to client/injured worker of lifetime disability and medical benefits valued at nearly $2.3 Million over client’s projected life expectancy. (2021)”
  • $1,154,000 Living Arrangement Award: “Simmons v. Precast Haulers, Inc., Doc: 212 Page: 0087 (Order entered on 9/22/20): Workers’ compensation insurance company sought to avoid paying cost of wheelchair-dependent injured worker’s living arrangements at assisted living facility. Secured trial victory obligating carrier to continue to pay for client’s assisted living arrangements which at current prices hold a projected value of over $1.1 Million over client’s life expectancy. (2020)”
  • Nebraska Supreme Court victory for injured worker: “Parks v. Hy-Vee, Inc., No. S-20-195 (Opinion filed 12/4/20). Prevailed over employer appeal of benefits award to secure injured worker/client’s lifetime benefits award via Supreme Court affirmance. (2020)”
  • $500,000.00 Projected Lifetime Value Award: “Parks v. Hy-Vee, Inc., Doc: 210 No: 1226 (Further Award entered on 2/7/20). Successfully tried workers’ compensation claim for injured worker securing lifetime Award of benefits with projected value greater than $500,000.00 over injured worker’s life expectancy. (2020)”
  • $330,000.00 Settlement: “Party and Case Information Confidential; Successfully negotiated resolution of claims of widow and children of injured worker who died in the course and scope of his employment. Widow’s and children’s claims had previously been denied with zero benefits voluntarily paid. (2020)”
  • $315,000.00 Settlement of Workplace Death Claim: “Party Information Confidential. Negotiated settlement for widow and children of injured worker who fell from a roof at work and later died from injuries sustained in the fall. Workers’ compensation benefits had been denied to the family. (2020)”
  • $500,000.00 Value Lifetime Award: “Gove v. Kinseth Hotel Corp, Inc., Doc: 217 Page: 0699 (Award Entered on 4/1/19). Trial resulted in lifetime award of disability, medical expenses, and past penalties for employer’s wrongful denial of injured worker’s claim. (2019)”
  • $395,000.00 Settlement: “Party and Case Information Confidential; Successfully negotiated resolution of denied and disputed workers’ compensation claim of injured worker. (2019)”

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    • 2004
    • Honors: With High Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017
Rated by Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated 2024
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What Our Clients Say

The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

- WN

I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have brought to my family! Both of my parents are extremely grateful for your work. I knew we were in good hands from the first meeting and you have exceeded all my expectations! It may feel straightforward to you, but to us, you have moved mountains. This settlement will allow my parents, particularly my Dad, to enjoy the rest of their lives to the fullest of their abilities. We all agree that we would give every cent back and more for my Dad to walk again, but that is not going to happen...

- DW

"...He didn't treat me like I was one of 100 clients. He treated me like I was his only client. He acted professionally but with empathy, dignity and friendliness. It didn't matter if it was something small or large, he was always there for me, be it by phone, fax, email, cellphone or meeting me personally at his office or elsewhere. He never rushed me when I didn't understand something, he'd take as much time as needed to explain things to me, especially when it came time for my deposition and in preparation for trial. He was there for me when I truly needed his help..."

- CG

"...My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood Law"

- RD

"...If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed..."

- HR

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