Release date: 15 June 2022

Award-winning compensation law firm, Travis Schultz & Partners (TSP) is thrilled to promote three lawyers within the firm to partners, doubling the number of partners in the Queensland-based firm that continues to grow from strength to strength.

The new partners include Senior Associate, Hugh Powell who will become a Partner and Leader of the Sunshine Coast office; Special Counsel and Leader of the Cairns office, Beth Rolton; and Special Counsel and Leader of the Brisbane office, Trent Johnson. These three will be named partners effective from the start of the 2022/23 financial year.

Together, they join Managing Partner, Travis Schultz; Partner, Tim McClymont; and newly appointed Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Kelly Phelps. Ms Phelps, formerly the Chief Operating Officer, has been with the firm since its inception in 2018 and her promotion to CEO is reflective of the firm’s growth and maturity.

Founder of the firm, Travis Schultz, said between the partners and senior lawyers in the team, TSP now boasted six Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law, making them one of the most highly skilled and experienced teams in the State.

“When I set out to establish a new law firm a little over four years ago, my mission wasn’t to become another legal juggernaut dictated by timesheets and call centres,” Mr Schultz said.

“I hoped to curate a legal team of like-minded, community-conscious lawyers who shared my vision of a professional services firm focussed on expertise and personal service, driven by values,” he said.

“Never could I have anticipated attracting such a highly skilled and talented group of lawyers that has led to our medium-sized firm boasting such an impressive ratio of Accredited Specialists in our ranks,” Mr Schultz said.

In addition to the partnership and CEO milestone, TSP has promoted Sunshine Coast-based lawyer, Rachel Last to Senior Associate.

Ms Last was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards last year and has quickly established herself as a fierce mental health advocate for young lawyers entering the industry.

To accommodate for the growth in the firm, TSP has acquired more floor space in their Brisbane office, now taking the entire building at 484 Adelaide Street, effectively doubling the floor space.

Newly appointed partner and Brisbane office Leader, Trent Johnson said the firm was very humbled to be managing growth rather than struggling to maintain it.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received from the professional community here in Brisbane and we are excited to take over our expanded space at our Adelaide Street location in order to better service the needs of our clients,” he said.

Partners Announcement 2022
TSP Partners: Hugh Powell (Partner and Sunshine Coast Leader), Beth Rolton (Partner and Cairns Leader), Travis Schultz (Managing Partner), Trent Johnson (Partner and Brisbane Leader), Kelly Phelps (Chief Executive Officer and Director) and (not pictured) Tim McClymont (Partner).