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Travis Lavenski


  • Washington State Bar Association


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering (minor in Mathematics), West Virginia University

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • Member, AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance

Travis joined the firm in 2023 as an Associate Attorney after earning his J.D. from Harvard Law School. During law school, he interned with the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Labor Bureau, representing workers and state agencies dedicated to promoting workers’ rights; the Employment Unit at the Greater Boston Legal Services, primarily assisting indigent clients with unemployment matters; Segal Roitman LLP, working on labor, employment, and ERISA matters as a Peggy Browning Fellow; and Cohen, Weiss, and Simon LLP, assisting the firm in its labor and ERISA practices. Travis also worked as a research assistant to Professors Ben Sachs and Sharon Block, assisting with research for the Clean Slate for Worker Power, and as a research assistant to two Climenko Fellows, Sarah Winsberg and Monica Haymond. During law school, Travis was a regular contributor to the OnLabor blog. In addition, he worked as a student attorney for the Prison Legal Assistance Program and the Mississippi Delta Project, was a member of the Policy Team for the American Constitution Society and worked as a student attorney for both the Employment Law Clinic and the Consumer Protection and Predatory Lending Clinic.

Prior to law school, Travis studied Civil Engineering and Mathematics at West Virginia University, spent a summer as an intern in the United States Senate and in the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office, and completed a service year through the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program.


  • Contributor, “2022 Unemployment Advocacy Guide,” MassLegalServices, March, 2022
  • Author, “Public Banks: What Are They, and How Might They Impact Workers?,” OnLabor, Jan. 12, 2022
  • Author, “Exploring Barriers to Unemployment for Limited English Proficiency Claimants,” OnLabor, Dec. 15, 2021
  • Author, “A Union Drive in Buffalo is Making Starbucks Nervous,” OnLabor, Dec. 2, 2021
  • Author, “Taxi Drivers Fought the City. They Won.,” OnLabor, Nov. 19, 2021