As the newest partner at Easton & Easton, Travis Easton has been the lead figure in some of Easton & Easton’s most prominent cases in recent years, including a policy limits settlement for $1,250,000 shortly before trial in 2019. This case had previously been handled by another law firm for several years who had offered to settle the case for $25,000. Within 6 months of taking over the case, Travis resolved the matter for the full $1,250,000 policy limits. In addition, over the past several years, Travis has resolved several 7-Figure cases, which contributed to his lifetime selection to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® – The Top Trial Lawyers in America® (an honor given to less than 1% of all attorneys in the United States), as well as 7 Figure Litigators® – America’s Premier High Stakes Trial Lawyers®. Based on these successes and others, Travis has been chosen for the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in California, as well as National Trial Lawyers Motor Vehicle – Top 25 in California. In 2019, he was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor given to only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California under the age of 40.
Recently, Travis had the special opportunity to try a medical malpractice wrongful death case with his father, Doug Easton. The case involved a doctor who violated the standard of care while performing a relatively simple lung procedure, which ultimately lead to the death of the wife and mother of our clients. The defendant doctor made no settlement offer prior to trial despite his clear negligence because he had recently received a defense verdict on another medical malpractice case that another Plaintiff had brought against him. In addition, the defense attorney who represented the defendant doctor in both of these matters was a very well-respected defense litigator who had not lost a case at trial in more than 10 years. Nonetheless, after several weeks of trial, the defense conceded that they were likely to lose and ultimately settled the matter for a confidential amount that exceeded Plaintiff’s pre-trial offer by a significant amount.
Travis received his BA in 2011 from Brigham Young University, where he majored in English. He went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law (continually ranked one of the top 10 law schools in California) where he received his Juris Doctor and was admitted to the California Bar in 2014. Throughout his law school career, Travis filled his time with courses intended to help further his preparation as a personal injury litigator. While doing so, he obtained the highest marks possible in his Oral Advocacy Skills and Negotiation courses. Additionally, he received the CALI award (an award for the top grade in the class) for his Advanced Torts course. Despite his busy schedule, Travis also worked as a Research Assistant for one of his esteemed law school professors, Michael Ramsey.
Travis’ love for personal injury representation stems from his years of work for Easton & Easton throughout his adolescent, college, and law school years. Whether it was taking calls, drafting settlement demands, or organizing medical records, Travis saw firsthand how a person’s damaged life could be changed for the better through hard work and effective advocacy by the attorneys at Easton & Easton. Helping clients like these has become a passion for Travis that drives him to obtain justice for those that have been seriously injured. This passion was recently recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys who has chosen him as one of the “10 Best” Personal Injury Attorneys for California based on client satisfaction over the past several years.
Like his father and brothers, Travis took two years off from college to serve as a missionary for his church in Tijuana, Mexico. While serving the people in Tijuana, Travis fell in love with the Hispanic people and their culture (especially the food). Travis continues to have a strong commitment to serving others. He volunteered during law school as a basketball coach for two years for the youth in his church congregation. Travis is an Eagle Scout and continues to serve in his church in many different capacities.
While in college, Travis married his beautiful sweetheart, Whitney, who has incessantly supported his desire to become an attorney. They feel lucky to have found one another and love to do everything together, especially traveling. They have two children, Will and Juliet, who Travis loves spending time with when he is not working. Travis also loves to participate in all types of sports and outdoor activities, including exercising, golf, basketball, softball, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and waterskiing.