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100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029


Data Security Health Care Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Travis M. Brennan


Travis Brennan is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Litigation Group, Health Care Group, and Data Security Team. Travis’s commercial litigation practice is focused on helping businesses—from small businesses to publicly traded companies—resolve legal disputes. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts for a wide range of commercial legal issues, including complex contract disputes.  In addition to commercial matters, Travis has litigated boundary disputes and represented children who have suffered injuries caused by lead poisoning.  His representative matters include the following:

  • Filed a successful motion to dismiss a plaintiff’s claims against
    a financial institution in the trial court. The decision was subsequently affirmed by Maine’s Supreme Court.
  • Defended a Massachusetts corporation in Superior Court regarding a contract dispute arising from a commercial real estate transaction
  • Prevailed in an appeal to the Maine Supreme Court to enforce a marital settlement agreement

Travis’s health care and data security practices focus on HIPAA compliance and the safeguarding of protected health information. Travis’s representative health care and data security work includes:

  • Assisting covered entities and business associates in developing and implementing HIPAA privacy, security and breach policies and procedures
  • Assisting covered entities and business associates in navigating the complexities of data breaches involving protected health information, including risk assessments and notification requirements
  • Assisting clients under investigation by the Federal Office of Civil Rights for HIPAA complaints
  • Preparing and negotiating business associate agreements for covered entities and business associates.

Travis is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He brings a set of diverse skills and experiences to his practice.  Following law school, Travis clerked for the Honorable Justice Jon D. Levy of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  Prior to this, he worked as a firefighter and EMT in Maine communities.  He is also a certified social studies teacher in Maine, and he has taught in South Africa and the Marshall Islands. 

Born and raised in Maine, Travis graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law.  He lives in Portland with his wife, daughter, and their two rescue dogs, Hank and Coco Bean. 


JD, University of Maine School of Law, 2009, magna cum laude 
     - Wernick Prize, Recipient for Legal Scholarship
     - Articles Editor, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal 
     - Pro Bono Publico Award

B.A., Bowdoin College, 2004, cum laude. (History cum laude)


Admitted to Practice:
States of Maine and Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Maine State Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Nathan and Henry B. Cleaves Law Library (Board of Directors)
Pine Tree Legal Assistance (Board of Directors)
Gignoux Inn of Court
Katahdin Counsel, 2012
Good Theater (Board of Directors)