Jim Holland, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Washington (BBA 1999) and the Willamette University College of Law (JD 2002) where he served as Articles Editor of the Willamette Law Review. He formerly practiced at Perkins Coie in Seattle, and was a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Jim has tried more than thirty civil and criminal cases to verdict. He formerly obtained a $2.6 million dollar award for his client with a pretrial offer of one-million dollars, obtained a $10,000,000 judgment for the wrongful death of a 17 year-old girl, settled a case against a school district involving a wrestler who injured his arm during practice for $2,000,000, settled an over-service of alcohol case for $1,300,000, settled a chiropractic negligence case for $1,000,000, and tried two chronic pain auto cases against first-party insurance carriers with pre-trial offers of $10,000 each, obtaining verdicts totaling nearly $1,000,000.
Jim has been lead counsel in a three-week medical malpractice jury trial, and has – and continues to be – retained as lead-counsel in select commercial contract litigation.
Jim has published in a peer-reviewed legal journal, was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyers in the state and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington State for 2014. Jim has been noted by his peers in years past as a Rising Star in Washington Law and Politics magazine in both 2011 and 2012. He routinely writes and lectures across the state on issues related to trial practice.
Jim is a fanatical fly fisherman, who currently holds the world-record for the largest tarpon caught on a fly-rod at 202 pounds, which he caught using 20-pound test tippet, is a former African safari guide, and an FAA certified private pilot.
Jim is most proud of being married to his wife Tiffany, with whom they have two beautiful daughters.
Jim is a native, third-generation, Washingtonian. He was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and has lived in the Seattle area for nearly twenty years. Jim credits much of his success as a trial lawyer to combining a blue-collar, lunch-pail work ethic with lessons learned practicing in one of Seattle’s largest and most prestigious law firms, and through trial by fire as a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Having formerly defended cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the largest corporations in the Northwest, Jim understands the precision that a large case demands. Holland Law Group allows Jim to provide his clients with both unparalleled legal services and maintain the personal connection with his client that is essential to a successful result at trial.