After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2005, Holly moved with her family to the Las Vegas area. Holly worked as a law clerk for a small firm until she took and passed the bar in early 2006, at which time she became an associate with the firm. Working in a small firm has provided Holly with invaluable experience; she has significant courtroom experience, both in motion practice and trial litigation. Although Holly has primarily practiced in the areas of criminal, domestic relations and family law, she also has significant experience in abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquency matters, criminal appeals and ineffective assistance of counsel cases. Holly is known for her compassionate, yet honest, approach to every case. She firmly believes that each and every person should have equal access to our courts.
Holly graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminology. During her years as an undergraduate, Holly participated in several student groups, including Young Democrats, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society and the Pre-Law Club. After obtaining her undergraduate degree and before entering law school, Holly was employed as a social worker in Albuquerque, New Mexico and its surrounding rural communities. She was proud to serve on a committee which created policies and provided recommendations for one of the nation’s first juvenile drug court programs. Later, as a contracted Child Protective Services reunification specialist, Holly worked with developmentally delayed parents and their children throughout the reunification process.
During law school, Holly worked as an Student Teacher for first year law school Legal Research, Reasoning and Writing classes; she also worked as a summer student associate for a prestigious civil litigation firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For her clinical requirements, Holly worked diligently on the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Project (a program aimed at improving conditions in juvenile justice facilities and decreasing recidivism) and the Innocence and Justice Project; she also had handled numerous juvenile delinquency matters.