When she first voiced her dream of becoming a lawyer, she was told to have a back-up plan because she would likely not succeed. “Being told I would not succeed became my greatest motivation to buckle down and make it happen,” said Holly. Her positive disposition and goal driven personality undoubtedly helped her overcome discouragement and reach her dream, graduating with distinction from one of the top law schools in the country.
Before graduating from the Iowa College of Law, Holly was a member of the National Trial Advocacy team and the Iowa Law Review. She also interned for the Iowa Attorney General in the appellate division.
Holly practices in the area of workers’ compensation, working for a variety of businesses and insurance carriers and enjoys putting her competitive personality to work for her clients. She regularly presents continuing education topics to her clients on request. Her past topics include the impact of social media on workers’ compensation cases, when ordinary diseases of life become part of your workers’ compensation claim, and Form 24 Applications.
Holly is an active volunteer attorney for Safe Alliance and the Council for Children’s Rights and has volunteered at the Mecklenburg County Bar Ask a Lawyer Day.
Outside of her law practice, Holly’s hobbies reflect her creative side as well as her motivated personality and enjoyment of healthy competition. She enjoys working with her dog, Tater Tot, and entering agility competitions with her. She also enjoys DIY projects, turning raw materials into something unique and spending time engaged in outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
- North Carolina State Bar
Commitment to Justice Award – 2014 & 2015