Passionate Defense Attorney
Holly was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was raised in Cobb County Georgia. She attended Georgia Southern University and earned her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics. After graduation Holly was hired at Ford & Harrison LLC, a national recognized labor and employment law firm. While there Holly’s dream of becoming an attorney was solidified.
Holly attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, it was during her time there that she was introduced to criminal law courses, which helped Holly recognize her passion for criminal defense. Holly worked along side the highly prestigious attorneys of Arora & LaScala LLC while also serving as a peer mentor to younger students at John Marshall.
During her last year of law school, Holly transitioned to prosecution and worked under The Third Year Practice Act at The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. Holly argued numerous motions and was afforded the opportunity to try her first felony jury trials before sitting for the bar exam. At graduation Holly was recognized with The Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears award for highest overall pro bono hours.
State Court Public Defender
After graduation, Holly worked in the State Court of Henry County in Chief Judge Ben Studdard’s courtroom, providing defense for indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses such as marijuana possession, DUI, and domestic violence charges.
Holly is a graduate of The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s-Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program where she was trained by 25 of the nations top trial attorneys.
Extensive Felony Trial Experience
Most recently Holly was employed by the State of Georgia as an Assistant Conflict Defender for the Stone Mountain Circuit. Holly’s responsibilities included two Superior courtrooms where she continued to specialize 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. Holly developed and managed the intern program at the Conflict Defenders office and finds training younger attorneys very rewarding.
When Holly is not in the courtroom zealously fighting for justice, she enjoys scuba diving and traveling. Holly also volunteers her time with local animal shelters.