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James J Holland

James J Holland

also known as Jim Holland

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Litigation, Aviation

About Me

Jim Holland has spent over a decade litigating cases in the State of Washington.  After graduating near the top of his class in law school Mr. Holland spent several years at the prestigious law firm of Perkins Coie practicing products liability and aviation accident defense litigation.  He left the defense practice for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where he tried more than thirty cases to local juries.  After sharpening his trial skills as a prosecutor Mr. Holland returned to civil litigation, where he has obtained substantial verdicts and awards, including a $2.4 million dollar award for his client in a real estate partnership dispute, a $10,000,000 judgment for the wrongful death of a 17 year-old girl, and a $2,000,000 settlement against the Kent School District for injury to a student-athlete during a sports practice. 

Mr. Holland currently focuses the majority of his practice on wrongful death and other personal injury actions, including products liability, medical negligence, car and truck wrecks, aviation crashes and insurance bad faith.   He has dedicated his practice to helping injured people fight large corporations and insurance companies to find truth and hold those responsible accountable.  Jim routinely writes and lectures to trial lawyers across the state.       


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    8 years, 120 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    4 years, 10 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    8 years, 24 cases
  4. Aviation: 10%
    8 years, 24 cases
  5. Litigation: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Briteney Ann Mercer

    Jim Holland is a phenomenal attorney. Not only is he a dedicated and zealous advocate, he's truly a first class individual. He treats his clients, colleagues and adversaries with the utmost dignity and respect. He works hard for his clients and treats their injustices as if they were his own. I will continue to refer him my clients and friends in need the best personal injury representation. In a field that is truly overcrowded with lawyers whose only interest is to make money off the misfortune of others, Jim stands out as an excellent example of the best the legal profession has to offer.


    Briteney Mercer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sims G Weymuller

    You may not know it from his kind, genial manner, but Jim Holland is a fierce litigator. I have known Jim well for a decade and I have never met a more passionate, competitive and competent advocate. He will fight for his clients every step of the way and has the talent and experience to get the job done right.


    Sims Weymuller Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Holland Law Group

7900 Southeast 28th Street
Suite #500
Mercer Island, WA, 98040



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Gosanko Law Firm2010 - 2012
AttorneyHall & Holland Law Offices2006 - 2008
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2004 - 2006
AssociatePerkins Coie LLP2002 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeN/A2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeChairman - Eastside King County Roundtable2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Johnson v. Lang$2.4 million-dollar award at trial for client
16th Street Investors LLC v. Morrison, 153 Wn. App. 44 (2009)Prevailed on all issues, saving client more than $500,000.
Grennan v. AllstatePlaintiff's verdict: $505,204

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)What I Learned In Trial, Part II2012
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)What I Learned In Trial2011
39 Willamette Law Review 101“‘Taking’ Another Look at IOLTA: Applying Loretto’s ‘Per Se’ Test to Government Exactions of Money”2002

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial StarsObtaining large verdicts at trial2012