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Holly R. Davis is a founding partner of Kirker Davis LLP.  An accomplished and nationally-recognized family law trial attorney with over ten years’ experience, her legal practice focuses on high asset divorce, business and professional divorce, custody matters, and complex litigation. 


With a strong professional reputation for her litigation and courtroom skills, Holly has successfully represented cases ranging from multi-million--and even billion dollar—estates, to divorces involving family businesses and young professionals. Her core business philosophy is based on fidelity to the practice of law and a commitment to client service. It’s a perspective which has yielded significant success, particularly in her time as founding partner of Zinda & Davis, PLLC.  In her first eight years of practice in the Central Texas area, she, along with her partners Jack Zinda and Christopher Kirker, built the largest family law firm in the Austin area. The success of their business practices, based on creative and innovative approaches to the profession, have changed the way family law firms operate in Central Texas, an impact which will last for years to come.  Also noteworthy: Holly amassed this record of professional accomplishment all before the age of 35, with the support of her husband and two young sons. 


Holly believes that one of the most successful measures of trial advocacy is in an attorney’s ability to settle a case and resolve it amicably between spouses.  She also believes that, if necessary, an attorney must be prepared to zealously advocate their client’s position in a courtroom.


Holly graduated from Baylor University School of Law, after graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Communication from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. 


 


Holly has been recognized nationally by prestigious law organizations such as the National Trial Lawyers Association (Top 40 Under 40 for 2015), the highest designation from online law directory AVVO Corporation (“Superb” rating), National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (Top Ten Ranking for 2015), American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (10 Best Attorneys for Texas for 2013-2015), Martindale-Hubbell (Client Distinction Award for 2013 and 2015),  National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Nations Top One Percent for 2015) and American Academy of Trail Attorneys (Premier 100 Trial Attorney for 2015).

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 35%
  3. Alimony: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lisa Ann Londergan

    Holly's advocacy skills and extemporaneous abilities are exceedingly impressive. She is fearless and will face down the most aggressive attorneys in the court room. I recommend Holly wholeheartedly. She is without a doubt a rising star in the family law arena!

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    Lisa Londergan Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Carl Frazer

    Holly has earned her fantastic reputation in the family law community in Central Texas by representing her clients in the most professional manner. Judges, clients, and opposing attorneys all walk away impressed by her skills and knowledge of the law.

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    Robert Frazer Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Kirker Davis LLP

8310 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Building 1, Suite 350
Austin, TX, 78731

San Antonio Office

21022 Gathering Oak
Suite 3
San Antonio, TX, 78260

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel in Family LawLead Counsel2016
Premier 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top TenNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2015
10 Best Attorneys for TexasAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
10 Best Attorneys for TexasAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
10 Best Attorneys for TexasAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2013
Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Mundy Fellowship Grant WinnerMundy Fellowship2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKirker Davis LLP2016 - Present
PartnerZinda & Davis, PLLC2007 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralTexas Attorney General's Office2006 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Williamson County Bar Association- Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Law GroupFounding Member2011 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2010 - Present
Austin Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Austin Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Baylor University School of LawOrder of Barristers2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Undisclosed PartiesChild returned to custodial parent
Undisclosed PartiesCustody Arrangement Made
Undisclosed PartiesEquitable distribution of assets
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Law BookDivorce Survival Guide2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern UniversityCommunication and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Williamson County Bar Association SeminarThe Collaborative Law Experience2012
Williamson County Bar Association Law SeminarAn Introduction to Collaborative Family Law2012
Williamson County Bar Association SeminarEffective Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Law2011
State Bar of Texas SeminarApplication of Rules of Discovery in a Complex Family Law Case2009
Texas Attorney General's Office: Meeting for the PublicGovernment: Open Records2006