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James L. Holt, Jr.


James L. Holt, Jr. ("Jim") is a partner who focuses his practice on employment law counseling and litigation.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on the subjects of FMLA, ADA, discrimination and wrongful discharge.  Jim is admitted in Tennessee (1986) and California (1988) and represents clients in both state and federal courts.  He is also admitted in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee and California Bar Associations, and Memphis Bar Association (Employment Law Section).

Jim was born July 16, 1955, in Columbia, South Carolina, or to be more precise, Fort Jackson.  He grew up in Memphis, graduated from Memphis State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and Fine Arts (1978).  Before attending law school, Jim worked in film and video production.  In 1986, he received his J.D. from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State.

Jim is happily married, lives in Cordova, Tennessee, and is a member of Hope Presbyterian.  Jim loves sports, is still playing softball (unbelievable right?), has an on again off again relationship with golf, and for the last couple of years can be spotted biking on the Greenline and/or other Memphis area bike trails.

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