Having made a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of clients over the years, the close-knit team behind Travis Schultz Law are a highly effective and cohesive group, focused on gaining the best possible result for our clients.The difference at Travis Schultz Law is our philosophy of genuine care and an exceptional level of personalised service. Within the team, everyone respects each others’ differences and strengths, and understands the importance of matching client needs with the right person. The amount of gratitude received from clients tells a story of success and excellent results. Read more about our dynamic team below.
Founder of Travis Schultz Law, Travis Schultz has attained a high level of professional excellence during the course of his career, holding unique expertise as a commercial litigation and compensation lawyer in the areas of compensation, motor vehicle and public liability law.
Travis has been an accredited specialist in personal injury law since 1999 and over the years, has developed an exceptionally positive reputation as one of Queensland’s leading accident lawyers.
In 2019, he was the only lawyer in Australia to be ranked in the top category of ‘Leading’ in all three compensation law areas of public liability, workers’ compensation and motor vehicle law, in the reputable and independent national Doyle’s Guide.
The honour, determined by his legal peers in the industry across Australia, is the fourth listing in a row for Travis and comes less than two years since opening his own boutique law firm, Travis Schultz Law.
In 2019, Travis Schultz Law was also awarded the winner of the Professional Services Category in the prestigious Sunshine Coast Business Awards.
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As someone deeply motivated to ensure access to justice is accessible for everyone, a major pillar of Travis Schultz Law is to take no win, no pay litigation to the next level by extending its operation to civil litigation, professional negligence and insurance disputes.
Michael and Travis have known each other since Michael moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1992. It was only a few short years later that Travis and Michael found themselves working together at the same firm and later became partners in the practice in 1996. They remained in partnership together until their previous firm was acquired by a multi-national firm in late 2014. He was keen to join the Travis Schultz Law team as the firm’s vision and values of genuine expertise, community engagement and social justice are aligned to those he has shared with Travis over their years in practice together.
Michael was recently listed in the 2019 Doyle’s Guide as Recommended Work Injury Compensation Lawyer, Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer and Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyer.
A dedicated supporter of a number of Community Legal Centres over his career, Michael has served on the Board of Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and on the Crick-Eastham Foundation. He achieved the qualification of becoming a Queensland Law Society accredited specialist and remains a passionate advocate for education of the motoring public on sharing the roads with cyclists.
Renowned for his limitless number of dad jokes, he is also a lifelong endurance athlete having competed in 70.3 (half-ironman) events, running numerous marathons (including New York and Boston) and the gruelling Race Across America (in 2015). His next goal is to participate in the London and Berlin Marathons (if his calves hold up to all the training!).
Following a career that saw him work for Ernst and Young, the Australian Taxation Office, Workcover Qld and the Australian Federal Police, Tim was admitted as a lawyer in 2007 when he joined Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers.
Having now practiced law for over twelve years Tim has extensive experience across a broad range of civil litigation matters including contract and leasing disputes, bankruptcy and corporate insolvency, trade practices, debt recovery, wills & estates and personal injury (Workcover, motor vehicle accidents and public liability claims).
Tim joins Travis Schultz Law as a Senior Associate and will work closely with Travis on a number of matters.
With a community focus, Tim also believes in giving back and making a difference and is a committee member with the Sunshine Coast Community Legal Service and sits on the Judiciary for the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League.
Having successfully attained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Qld in 2011 Hugh has worked extensively in the area of personal injury and compensation law since that time, becoming highly experienced in this specialist area.
Hugh is a highly regarded lawyer who has acted on matters involving all areas of compensation law including workers’ compensation, public liability and Compulsory Third Party claims. He also has significant experience in master and servant claims including providing advices on entitlement, liability, quantum and evidence, and has previously provided advice in relation to the review and appeal of statutory decisions made by workers’ compensation insurers and the Workers’ Compensation Regulator.
Hugh was a state finalist in the prestigious Ron Shorter Awards in 2018, which aims to develop young insurance industry professionals to develop their public speaking skills.
A natural leader and a person who is committed to working in the community Hugh is a judiciary member of Sunshine Coast Rugby Union, a volunteer solicitor at Suncoast Community Legal Service, a former committee member of the Sunshine Coast Law Association and is studying towards a Master of Business Administration at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Rachel graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) in early 2018 and was awarded the Una Prentice Award for the Highest Achieving Female Law Graduate of her graduating class.
During her time at USC Rachel was an active member of the USC Law Students’ Association Committee encouraging awareness and discussion around mental health and wellbeing in law.
More recently Rachel has worked in litigation, where she gained experience across a range of matters and claims including contract disputes, leasing, insolvency, consumer law, debt recovery, deceased estates and intellectual property.
She is also a founding member of Future Leaders Sunshine Coast, a new group that has been created for young professionals aged 18-35 years old from any industry.
Travis first met Amy while he was tutoring in Business Law and Ethics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. At the time, the university was a client of his law firm and Amy was working for a small firm at Maroochydore and ready for a new challenge. One morning, Amy and Travis had a cup of coffee and they’ve been working together ever since. That was more than 14 years ago! Amy is now our Managing Law Clerk, and is closely involved in every case. She looks after our IT and recording needs, and is a keen internal environmental officer, making sure we do the right thing to protect our planet.
Kelly had just graduated university when Travis first met her more than 12 years ago, working at a building company. She was Amy’s best friend and Amy put her forward as someone who would do a great job working with us pursuing client matters. Although Kelly has had periods away from work to raise her children, she has always been an integral part of our team and we can’t imagine this business without her. Since Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Management), she was the obvious fit for our Practice Manager role. Kelly will still undertake some hands-on work on files with us, but will primarily be the primary point of contact for all practice management queries.
Elle began working for Travis as a 19 year old fresh out of business school. She started as one of his junior assistants, but quickly demonstrated considerable talent and took on progressively more senior roles in the team. By pure coincidence, Elle married a former client of Travis’s who he acted for some years earlier. Some ten years later, Elle and Travis find themselves still working together and enjoying a joke and some irreverent humour! At Travis Schultz Law, Elle will be the primary source of executive support and will look after everything from client enquiries and diary management, to organising appointments and typing. She will also be a point of contact for clients that can’t reach Travis and will help him find his keys, wallet and phone every day.
Inga hails from Iceland and first started working with Travis, Amy and Kelly back in 2006 as a legal secretary in the litigation team at Travis and Michael’s former practice. Apart from some brief periods when she was off work on maternity leave, Inga has now been a part of the team serving Travis’ clients for over a decade. Renowned for her eye for detail, Inga is the quiet achiever who types, collates material and supports the lawyers in their administration and client focussed work. She may be softly spoken, but Inga is fiercely determined to get the job done right. Inga’s three energetic children keep her busy when she’s not at work.
Kylie first started working for Travis Schultz in 2008 when he was managing partner at Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers (STO), and in time became his main Executive Assistant overseeing the junior secretarial staff in the Litigation Department. Prior to joining STO Kylie had a diverse background travelling the world and working in a variety of industries including the music industry while living in London and perhaps the most unusual role was that of a cat-sitter while she was in Paris.
With the many years of experience, Kylie brings to this role, her exceptional secretarial and organisational skills and an understanding of personal injury and compensation law, has meant that she has fitted right back into this dynamic little team.
A self-confessed fitness fanatic, Kylie can often be spotted running up and down Mount Coolum or riding her mountain bike around the coastal trails. She has even trekked to Everest Base Camp and is constantly finding new ways to push her fitness limits.
With 10 years of experience as a paralegal, Jodie is adept at all aspects of personal injury law having worked for some of the legal professions biggest law firms.
Jodie will primarily support Michael Callow as his paralegal and will devote her time assisting him with running his files. Her caring nature and understanding of personal injury legal matters will ensure she keeps things ticking along smoothly for Michael and his clients.
Jemma is currently studying for a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Southern Queensland and has previously worked as a paralegal where she developed a keen interest in personal injury law.
Passionate about helping others and focused on her professional development, Jemma also volunteers with the Sunshine Coast Community Legal Service.
Jemma is a paralegal and provides support to Travis Schultz.
Hannah joined Travis Schultz Law in May 2019 as an Executive Assistant and quickly demonstrated she could add value to the team in other areas and was promoted to Paralegal for Hugh Powell in August the same year.
With a goal of one day becoming a lawyer herself, Hannah is studying a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology and like the rest of our team, is committed to helping others.
Hannah has been working in the legal industry since 2018 and was keen to work with a firm she believed shared the same values.
Hannah gets involved in community events where she can and is the Director of Competitions at the University of the Sunshine Coast Law Students Association.
With a career as a legal secretary spanning over 20 years, Ros has worked across many areas of law all over Australia.
But it’s not just the expertise she brings to the role that has quickly made her a valuable member of the team, it’s her ability to get the job done efficiently and without fuss together with her compassion and understanding when dealing with clients and team members.
Having worked for some of the biggest legal firms in Sydney Ros brings considerable skills to the firm and works with our other senior legal secretaries to ensure our newer team members are constantly learning and growing in order to improve their skills.
Rachel joined the Travis Schultz Law team in 2018 and quickly cemented her place in the firm. Her great attitude and willingness to get things done quickly and efficiently has seen her quickly move from reception to undertaking an executive assistant role.
With a love of the outdoors and camping Rachel brings her passion and energy to the team and she is our office superstar who keeps things ticking along for us in the background.
Having gained 12 months experience after finishing Year 12, Maddi joined our team as an administrative assistant. Maddi’s enthusiasm, professional manner and diligent work ethic means she has quickly become an integral member of our team. She finds enjoyment in helping our clients and her co-workers however she can, and helps to keep the office running smoothly.
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