Travis C. Bargeon
Travis C. Bargeon grew up in St. Charles, Missouri. His father was an aerospace engineer who was integral to the designs of the fighter planes that have kept our nation safe and secure over the past four decades. His mother spent her career as a crisis counselor dedicating her time and effort to high school aged youths in need of guidance in the most difficult situations life has to offer.
Travis graduated high school from St. Louis University High and went on to Michigan State University where he majored in political science-pre law and graduated a semester early with honors. He stayed at MSU for law school where he was given an academic scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. In addition to achieving academic success, Travis spent countless hours during his youth performing community service work and familiarizing himself with the problems low income individuals face every day. He did numeous volunteer jobs including cooking dinners for victims in a battered women’s shelter, assisting inner city youths in an afterschool program, and providing entertainment to the elderly in a retirement home.
Inheriting his father’s brain and his mother’s heart, Travis was determined to utilize his education to help those who ordinarily would not have access to outstanding professionals. He began his career at the public defender’s office where he immediately represented hundreds of clients facing felony charges in Missouri’s criminal court system. Before the age of thirty, he had procured results in the criminal court system that would take most attorneys decades to achieve. He has tried cases to both juries and judges, litigated motions to dismiss and suppress, and negotiated hundreds of dispositions that have led to his clients’ releases from incarceration. In addition, Travis worked in Washington D.C., where he preformed legal work including an intensive assignment involving the merger between Comcast and Time Warner.
After five years of public service, Travis joined his mentors Amanda Altman and Pat McMenamin at the Altman and McMenamin law firm. He has expanded his practice to include civil litigation where he continues to serve people with various legal problems at the highest level. Travis provides the compassionate ear that clients need during difficult legal situations and the knowledge to ensure they get the best results possible. He is frequently referred to by clients as “the only lawyer I trust.” Mr. Bargeon practices as “Of Counsel” in the firm's Cape Girardeau office.
Outside of work, Travis is an avid basketball fan who closely follows both the NBA and NCAA in his spare time. He vows to utilize the middlename ‘Izzo’ for his first born son in honor of the renowned Michigan State Basketball coach.
J.D., Michigan State University School of Law
B.S., Michigan State University with Honors