Faculty Profile: Maureen Holland

Maureen HollandHolland & Associates, PC
Previous Courses Taught (10)
  • LGBT Annual Forum 2021
  • Labor & Employment 2020: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Workplace Privacy
  • LGBT Law 2020: Developments Since
  • LGBT 2019: Ethical Considerations and Non-Discrimination in Employment Law
  • LGBT Annual Forum 2020
  • POSTPONED: 24th Annual Labor & Employment Law Forum 2020
  • CLE Ski 2020
  • LGBT Annual Forum 2019
  • LGBT Law Annual Forum 2019
  • CLE SKI 2018

Ms. Holland graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude. She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Vermont state courts, the U.S. District Court for Western Tennessee, and the Fifth and Sixth U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. Following law school Ms. Holland was a judicial law clerk working for four State of Vermont trial courts. Later Holland was the first legal counsel to the Vermont Water Resources Board (1990-91), and Interim Executive Officer for the Board (October 1990-May 1991). She was the Senior Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jon Phipps McCalla (1992-1995), held an Associate position in a mid-sized Memphis firm (1995-1997), and is now a member and owner of Holland & Associates, PC, a mother-daughter civil rights, employment law firm in Memphis, TN.

The firm represents employees or former employees in employment law legal problems, including employment discrimination (gender, age, disability, etc.) severance agreements, non-compete agreements, breach of contract, and other employment-related issues. She negotiates, litigates, and has appeared before state and Federal Courts and a number of administrative bodies including, the Memphis Civil Service Commission, State of Tennessee Civil Service, EEOC, EEOC Federal Sector Mediation and Hearings, AAA Arbitrations, FMCS (Federal) Arbitrations. Ms. Holland practices law with an emphasis on problem-solving. This more client-needs focused approach is known as holistic law. Currently Ms. Holland sits as Special Judge in General Sessions Court in Memphis on an as-needed basis. She is the former Chair of the Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section and former Chair of the Wellness Committee. She is the President of the Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association, and a Board member of the National Employment Lawyer's Association. She was one of the attorneys on the Obergefell v. Hodges Case at the US Supreme Court which granted same-sex couples the right to marry and have their marriages recognized.