God seemed to lead Holly to the practice of law. She feels more fulfilled by helping clients as a lawyer than she can imagine in any other walk of life. She loved mathematics in high school, and majored in Computer Science in college, but she has always loved people. Her love of order was a good fit with her love of people and gives her a unique skill blend to help apply the law to find solutions to people’s problems. She gravitated to the kind of law that helps people when they are hurting: family law, bankruptcy law, accident cases, wrongful death mattes, and wills and trusts. Since she has three adopted children, she loves that area of law as well, of course.
Family law gives Holly the opportunity to counsel people on her passion of becoming all they can be, learning to deal with new boundaries while healing old wounds and helping their children heal. Of course, having to “get tough” often comes with the territory, and helping someone take a stand against a bad situation is also rewarding. Faith is also important, since no outcomes are guaranteed, and being able to help others find peace in difficult situations is important to her.
Bankruptcy has also been near and dear to Holly’s heart, because she knows the heartache of not being able to sleep due to worry about finances, a result of the almost crushing debts she had after law school. Again, she enjoys sharing her faith, as well as helping clients gain control and dignity back in their lives.
Having been involved in accidents and having had her stepfather die due to someone else’s negligence, Holly knows how frustrating insurance companies can be. Accident and personal injury law allows her to help others through such difficult times. Trusts, wills, power of attorney, living wills, and more have become more and more important to protect her own family and she has seen first-hand how they can be a lifesaver at very trying times.
For Holly, helping people as a lawyer in family, bankruptcy, personal injury, accident, estate planning, and adoption law gives great joy since it allows her to help people succeed through difficult times and get their dignity back.
“Personally, God has blessed me and I see the evidence of those blessings daily. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my kids, and my grandkids. My husband and I also have a group of friends that focus on ballroom dancing, especially West Coast Swing, and we have gone to competitions in our area with our friends. Hot summer evenings are likely to find us riding our Harley Davidson motorcycles. In fact, in the summer of 2014, we completed a loop up to Canada and back on our bikes!”
Areas of Practice
- Child Custody
- Family Law
- Personal Injury / Accidents
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1989
- Missouri, 1990
- Arkansas, 1989
- U.S. Tax Courts, 1987
- U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1989
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1987
- Michigan State University, 1976 B.S.
- Major: Computer Engineering
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- University of Arkansas School of Law, 1987
- Major: J.D.
- Honors: Cum Laude