Travis Hockaday

Travis Hockaday has practiced with Smith Anderson since September 2003. His practice focuses on providing employment-related counseling and risk management advice to clients in a variety of industries, both public and private. He also has represented clients in state and federal courts and agencies throughout North Carolina and other jurisdictions. His experience includes defending employers against claims involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment and civil rights claims; defending wage and hour, ERISA, and other benefit-related claims; and representing clients in investigations conducted by, and proceedings before, both federal and state departments of labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security. 

Smith Anderson

Smith Anderson is the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle area and one of the largest in North Carolina. It is the largest Raleigh-based law firm and one of only four North Carolina firms to make the National Law Journal’s 2013 “NLJ 350” list, which identifies the largest law firms in the United States by number of lawyers.

Smith Anderson’s practice groups and lawyers regularly are recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina “Legal Elite”, and Benchmark Litigation. The firm’s clients include a wide range of regional, national and multi-national corporations, emerging businesses and regulated industries. It handles employment matters nationwide for many global and publicly-traded companies based in North Carolina and has frequently served as the lead employment counsel on some of their most complex, high-level transactions.

Learn more about the firm and its Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group at

Smith Anderson, Wells Fargo Capitol Center, 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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