Passionate Defense Attorney
Holly’s passion for litigation is evident in her proven track record of success. Holly was raised in Atlanta and calls Georgia home. Holly is licensed to practice law in all 159 counties of Georgia on both the State and Superior Court levels. She is sworn into the Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia. She is a diverse litigator with thousands of hearings under her belt. Holly is our household 4th Amendment expert with substantial expertise in criminal drug cases, federal civil asset forfeitures, as well as major felony cases.
Holly is considered to be one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in the State of Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers Association, where membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications. Additionally, Holly is a Georgia Rising Star, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia receive this distinction. In addition, Attorney and Practice Magazine selected Holly as one of Georgia’s top 10 Attorneys in criminal defense. She is a graduate of the GACDL-(Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) – Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program where she was trained by 25 of the nations top trial attorneys.
Extensive Felony Trial Experience
Holly found her love for criminal law as an Assistant Conflict Defender for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit.
She managed not one, but two Superior courtrooms simultaneously, where she specialized in criminal defense for complex felony cases.
Holly has tried countless jury trials for clients charged with complex felony charges such as sex crimes, armed robbery, murder and drug trafficking.
She also developed and managed the intern program at the Conflict Defender’s office and finds training younger attorneys very rewarding.
Holly started her career at The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office.
In this office, she argued numerous motions and was afforded the opportunity to try her first felony jury trials. This makes her a unique Criminal Defense Attorney, as she knows exactly how the prosecution is building their case before it ever goes trial.
State Court Defense Work
After the District Attorney’s Office, Holly worked in the State Court of Henry County in Chief Judge Ben Studdard’s courtroom, providing defense for clients charged with misdemeanor offenses such as marijuana possession, DUI, and domestic violence charges.
Holly was educated in Georgia and received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics from Georgia Southern University. She then earned her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, where she served as a peer mentor to younger law students. At graduation, Holly was recognized with The Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears award for highest overall pro bono hours in her law school class.
When Holly is not in the courtroom zealously fighting for justice, she enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and snow skiing.
Holly also volunteers with local animal shelters, and is a member of Buckhead Church.