Rex Travis Receives John E. Shipp Award for Ethics

Rex Travis, who recently received his OBA 50-Year pin, has practiced law with distinction in Oklahoma City for many years, and is probably best known for his continuous contributions to the body of insurance law in Oklahoma.

With the Oklahoma County Bar Association, he is a current member of the Briefcase Committee and a monthly “Quote of the Month” contributor. He is active in the Luther Bohannon Inn of Court and has served as its president. He has chaired the Bench and Bar Committee, Prepaid Legal Services Committee, and the Continuing Legal Education Committee. He has been a recipient of the OCBA’s Bobby G. Knapp Award. He served as OCBA general counsel from 1979 to 1982. He was president in 2004-2005 and was twice elected vice president, serving from 1978-1979 and again in 2002-2003.

Known as “Mr. Insurance,” he has taught classes at OCU and the OU. He also teaches every day at the courthouse, on the street and in legal publications. In fact, the list of his legal publications and articles is 10 pages long and covers scholarly writings and lectures given all over Oklahoma from 1979 to the present day.

He is always willing to serve his profession, and he makes time to do so. He exhibits sincere concern that justice is administered fairly and the law is clear. He is known for his commitment to ethics and exemplifies the type of lawyer that all members should aspire to be.

Mr. Travis is an attorney in private practice with the Travis Law Office. He is a 1962 graduate of the OU College of Law.

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