Travis W. Trueblood practices in the areas of Indian law, civil and criminal litigation, real estate, agricultural law, corporate law and government relations, and is Of-Counsel to Mearkle | Trueblood | Adam.
Mr. Trueblood, who is an enrolled tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Florida State University (FSU). He earned a Juris Doctor from FSU College of Law and a Masters of Law in Real Property Development with cum laude honors from the University of Miami. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from FSU.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Trueblood was a special assistant to Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush at the Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs and his predecessor Democratic Governor Lawton Chiles. Travis also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James J. Joanos at Florida’s First District Court of Appeal. Mr. Trueblood also has experience as a special arbitrator for the State of Florida Division of Condominiums.
Of the more than 70,000 attorneys admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Trueblood is proud to be counted amongst the handful of Native American attorneys. He is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, several United States District Courts and Appellate Courts, and numerous Tribal Courts. He was most recently selected for the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development for his leadership.
Mr. Trueblood is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Native American Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Native American Bar Association. He is the Secretary of the board of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., a legal services corporation serving rural Central and South Central Florida. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education Opportunity. Mr. Trueblood has served the legal community as past Chairman of the Agricultural Law Committee for the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section. He also served as the past Vice-Chairman for the Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section. Mr. Trueblood remains active on the American Bar Association’s Diversity Committee and is a fellow of the American Bar Association.
In the community, Mr. Trueblood is a volunteer for the Florida Indian Youth Program and an active alumni mentor for the National Native American Law Student Association. Mr. Trueblood and his firm proudly donate numerous hours annually to the needs of the pro bono community in Florida and at-large, serving as a specific legal point of contact for Florida’s Native American community. In addition, Mr. Trueblood proudly serves as a decorated officer in the United States Navy Reserve and is an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University College of Law.