Holmes, Holmes & Neisent, PLLC, is proud to welcome Travis Smith to our office as an attorney. Smith has spent the last 19 years at the Department of Human Services, representing the agency in a wide variety of matters, primarily Medicaid Long-Term Care and Special Needs eligibility. He has litigated Medicaid issues in Oklahoma district and appellate courts, the Western District of Oklahoma, the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Smith has made 200 presentations to the public, including 70 for CLE credit, with 50 of those about Medicaid Long-Term care. His article about Medicaid was published in the Journal of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Prior to the Department of Human Services Smith worked for Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, where he represented low-income clients in public benefit cases – primarily Supplemental Security Income applications for applicants with mental health issues.
Smith received his Bachelor of Accountancy and JD from the University of Oklahoma. He has lived in the metro area with his wife since 1974.
Smith’s practice will focus on issues involving Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care and at home care, estate planning for beneficiaries with disabilities, and special needs trusts for Medicaid and/or SSI eligibility.