Travis J. Groat
Travis J. Groat
Mr. Groat is a native of Petoskey, Michigan and is a 1996 graduate of Petoskey High School.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 2000.
Mr. Groat graduated with a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan in 2003.
While at Michigan State University College of Law
, Mr. Groat
was admitted into and completed the Child and Family Advocacy Certificate Program, which consisted of specialized coursework jointly offered by Michigan State University College of Law
and the Michigan State University Graduate School of Social Work
The Child and Family Advocacy Certificate Program is designed to strengthen the knowledge base, practice and advocacy skills for professionals interested in working with abused, neglected and at risk children and their families.
During law school, Mr. Groat
spent one summer as an intern at the Charlevoix County
Prosecutor's Office, where he
gained litigation experience by personally prosecuting cases and assisting in the prosecution of cases.
also completed an internship with Legal Services of South Central Michigan, where he
was assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit.
was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan
Since that time, he
has practiced law in Northern Michigan.
Mr. Groat concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, wrongful death, personal injury, automobile negligence and criminal defense.
is also experienced in general civil litigation, business formation and estate planning.