Firm History

Holland Law Group was founded in 1906 and has over 100 years of experience in representing injured victims with recovery and compensation. The firm, with offices in Seattle (Mercer Island) and Vancouver, Washington traces its origins back to 1906 with founding partner Charles Hall. In 1906, Judge Charles W. Hall earned his law degree from the University of Washington and returned to Vancouver, Washington to practice law. Charles Hall became a well-regarded, successful lawyer and judge. He served on the bench for many years, and served two terms as a State Representative and two terms as a State Senator. The judge’s son, Ned, also graduated from the University of Washington Law School and after serving in the Navy in World War II, Ned returned to practice with his father in Washington. Ned also became a well-respected attorney and businessman, practicing for more than 50 years. In 1973, Ned recruited Jim Holland, Sr. to join the firm, which then became Hall & Holland.  Jim Holland, Sr. has devoted more than forty years to providing clients across the State of Washington with excellent, creative and innovative legal solutions. Jim Sr. originally began his career as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer, and has tried countless personal injury cases to verdict since the mid 1970’s, including wrongful death, products liability, negligent highway design and various other personal injury cases.

Continuing Tradition

Jim Holland, Jr. continues the firm’s more than 100-year legacy of serving Washingtonians by joining the firm as Managing Partner in 2014. Jim Holland, Jr. joined the firm as a plaintiff’s personal injury trial lawyer and bases his personal injury law practice in Mercer Island, Washington, a location accessible to injury victims in Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and beyond.  Jim opened the Mercer Island office of Holland Law Group to better serve his clients across the State of Washington. Jim brings more than fourteen years of experience with him to Holland Law Group, having formerly worked at Perkins Coie in Seattle, as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in King County, and alongside his father, Jim Sr. in Vancouver.  He has tried more than thirty criminal and civil cases to verdict, and his presence continues to ensure that our clients are represented by very experienced trial lawyers.  As a result, Jim is often associated by other lawyers as lead trial counsel on cases.

Holland Law Group carefully and strategically supports its major cases through alliances with other highly specialized firms, contract lawyers, research assistants and contract paralegals. This flexibility helps control client legal costs while allowing Holland Law Group to comfortably handle large, labor intensive cases. Holland Law Group delivers the advantages of a large firm, including wide-ranging connections and specialization, with the flexibility, personal access and nimbleness of a small firm.  We believe that today’s clients deserve, and in fact, expect this optimal combination. The end result is that the Holland Law Group is intentionally structured to efficiently serve clients throughout the State of Washington, with claims ranging from large, complex medical negligence cases to auto accident cases, aviation cases and all other forms of catastrophic injury claims.  Call us and schedule a free consultation with Jim to see if he might be the right fit for your family’s custom legal need in some of life’s most challenging and tragic circumstances.