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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 is a lifelong Washingtonian.  He studied at University of Washington and at Oxford University.  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 $2,400,000 award for his client in a real estate partnership dispute, a $10,000,000 judgment for wrongful death, a $2,000,000 settlement against the Kent School District for injury to a student-athlete during a sports practice, a $1,300,000 settlement for over-service of alcohol, and a $1,000,000 settlement for professional negligence. 


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; a fight he has personally experienced with his own insurance company.  Jim routinely writes and lectures to trial lawyers across the state.       

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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 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Miller

    I had the pleasure of going to Willamette Law School with Jim Holland, and working with him at the prosecutors office prior to him working in private practice. Jim has great work ethic, a good moral compass, and compassion.

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    Jennifer Miller Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Holland Law Group

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

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200307/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

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

Associations

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

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Publications

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

Education

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