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Holly R. Davis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Holly

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Having obtained her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, Holly R. Davis knew she wanted to focus her legal career on high asset divorce, business and professional divorce, custody maters, and complex litigation. Due to her strong courtroom and litigation skills, Holly has developed a strong reputation for successfully handling cases ranging from multi-million and even billion dollar estate and divorce cases. Holly believes that in order to truly succeed in a case, you must be prepared to advocate for your client's position in the courtroom. 

 

Holly's hard work doesn't go unrecognized as she has caught the attention of several prestigious law organizations. For example, the National Trial Lawyers Association awarded her with Top 40 Under 40 for 2015, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys awarded her a Top 10 Ranking for 2015, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys awarded her 10 Best Attorneys for Texas 2013-2015, and the American Academy of Trial Attorneys awarded her the Premier 100 Trial Attorney for 2015.

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Location

Kirker Davis LLP
8310 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Suite 1-350
Austin, TX, 78731

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Posted by Reggie | November 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When you need the Best Team for a Challenging, Litigated Divorce.
Kirker Davis is a top of the line law firm that excels in strategy, execution and victory. As a Line Officer in the Navy with 16 years of service I can credibly assess that their operations are on point and well-greased. Holly and Chris are simply magic in the courtroom: expertly weaving their story on the floor and directing the flow of arguments. What's more is that they take that extra level of care and customer service when you need it most, making critical calls and responses via email and phone at night and on the weekend should necessity dictate. The result is a pair that exhibits hybrid characteristics of both dedicated hired guns and personal friends and confidants. Kirker Davis advertises concierge level service, and it couldn't be more true. My case started out very bleak, with multiple significant challenges and obstacles already established when I first walked into the Kirker Davis office. Although I cannot go into the details of my case, Holly, Chris and the rest of the KD team were able to turn the tables from a defensive posture to undeniable forward momentum. I will say if you are facing seemingly insurmountable odds there is no better team to have at your back and side to protect you and achieve the results you're looking for. Going through a divorce is one of life's greatest challenges should it happen to you. Godspeed to everyone that must journey down this path. Best regards, Reggie
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Posted by Jeff | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I hired Holly Davis to represent me in a family law negotiation and am extremely satisfied with the end result. Holly and her team provided me with great advice and the attention I was seeking. I will continue to use Holly in the future and couldn't recommend Kirker Davis enough.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HOLLY IS THE BEST LAWYER IN TEXAS
I consulted holly about my sister's divorce case. After listening intently, she offered to review her case free of charge and give sound advice. Some of the advice she gave were the steps we ending up taking throughout her divorce process. One thing I would say about holly is how CARING she is. Going through a divorce is a very difficult and heart-wrenching process and holly pulls through 2,000% with a caring heart but is successful because she is tough and unbelievably smart. This woman is truly the best at what she does. You want her as your lawyer!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Holly is the lawyer who lawyers hire for their own divorces
I'm a lawyer myself and Holly helped me with my recent divorce. She did an amazing job. She covered all the little issues that would have collectively cost me a bunch of money in the long run if she had not been so detail-oriented and focused. She is a tenacious advocate for her clients who aims to resolve matters amicably but will fight tooth-and-nail for her clients if that is what it takes to reach a fair resolution. I highly recommend Holly if you are looking for a great divorce attorney in Central Texas.
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Posted by Aimee | April 22, 2015
Holly was there every step of the way…..
Going through a divorce is very stressful, and at times, scary. It was a huge comfort to have Ms. Davis and her staff, there to answer questions, in a calm, direct manor, and essentially holding my hand throughout the entire process. Ms. Davis, is kind, compassionate, professional, and very timely in getting back to me. She also represented me, in a hearing, in which we won, and did an outstanding job! I would recommend friends and family to Ms. Davis in the future.
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Posted by Ward | January 7, 2015
Highly Recommend Holly
Zinda & Davis is an outstanding firm dealing with very challenging issues. I used Holly Davis as my attorney and found her to be extremely knowledgeable on family law, quick to a solution and very available to answer my questions and concerns. I knew she had my family's best interests at heart. I highly recommend her and her firm.
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Posted by Yvette | October 22, 2014
Great Divorce Lawyer
Holly Davis did a great job for me as my divorce attorney. Her communication skills and style are very direct and plain language which makes it easy and efficient to do business with her. She provided sound advice in valuating my spouses business and how that plays out differently in a community property state such as Texas. Without her and her support team, I would not have been able to negotiate a favorable 65/35 split in my settlement value. For billing, Holly’s staff kept me up to date with detailed bills so I always knew where I stood. She was encouraging with her advice while still being respectful of my wishes. As a woman, this was highly important to me. Best of all, she is a strategist and I encourage you to work closely with her and take part in developing that strategy. It works!! Thank you Holly, I’d recommend you and use you for other services again and again.
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Posted by Christopher T | May 27, 2014
A lawyer who has a heart.
I cannot count how many different divorce attorneys I looked for, I meet Mrs.Davis for a free consultation and she was the only one who showed compassion and really made me feel ok about my divorce. She explained everything to me and what to expect and what might happen. Needless to say I cannot thank her and her staff in making this experience comfortable. She fought hard for me in my case and she delivered everything I wanted especially more visitation time with my child. I normally don't write or care for reviews but I know Mrs. Davis will hold your hand during your difficult time and she will fight for you like she did for me.
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Posted by Ben | November 1, 2013
Holly Davis was caring, truthful, and trustworthy.. Most importantly though, SHE WON MY CASE!
I used Zinda & Davis for my child custody case.. It was an incredibly complicated case because my ex accused me of abusing my children and her.. I was innocent but the state didn't believe me. CPS proceeded to harass me repeatedly! I'm so happy that I hired Z&D for my case.. From the beginning they told me to expect limited joint custody but I actually have primary custody and my ex only gets to visit the kids for 2 hours a week supervised. What an incredible story! This would not have been possible without the skill and dedication of Z&D! I recommend them to anyone needing a great family law attorney. Holly, Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
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Posted by Michael | August 28, 2013
Great attorney, smart, to the point, concise and successful
I arrived to Holly after communication with numerous attorneys in the Austin area, she was by far the best and I knew if from the first conversation we had. I had a tight timeline to get on my case and she was on it immediately with quick response and advice. She gets down to the facts and understands the law but more importantly helps you understand the law as well. Her confidence and professionalism really made the difference in my case. She helps you to understand your options and why you should or should not do something in your case and the reasons why. She is to the point as well and this helps when you are on the fence about something. She always kept me in the loop regarding what was happening and always made time to talk with me even if it was something minor, even after my case was closed when some issues came up she got on the phone with me to discuss them. She is also very down to earth and has a sense of humor as well, so that makes it a little less painful for you giving the fact that you're working with her for likely an unpleasant reason. At some point I may need to go back and revisit my case and she will definitely be the person I go to. I highly recommend her for anyone going through a child custody case or family law.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2013
Adapted to changing situations and always kept me informed of my current options.
Holly and the rest of the staff did an excellent job on my case. My situation changed several times during my case due to the instability of my ex-wife. Holly and her team did a wonderful job of changing plans depending on the current situation. The kept me in the loop and informed every step of the way. Holly did a great job of telling me all of my options without trying to force me in one direction or the other. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and my boys are much happier now too. I will definitely recommend Holly Davis to anyone I know going through a custody case. It was a pleasure working with her and all of her team.
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Posted by Kate T. | November 15, 2012
Compassionate and Tough
I hired Holly Davis for my divorce. She was very caring about my situation and worked out a way to get the most important things I wanted for my divorce settlement. She was very compassionate with me- but she was very tough with my husband's lawyer. I feel like I came out with the better deal.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2012
Happy to Recommend
Ms. Davis worked out a formal child custody arrangement when the agreement with my child's father was no longer working. I was not looking forward to going into the court system- but she made sure that I understood the process and gave me good advice. I actually feel better having a formal agreement now that it is done.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2012
Family Law Specialist
Holly did a great job, offered expert counsel, helping me make good decision. I would recommend her to family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2012
Best in Austin
Her accessibility, vast experience combined with her caring and compassion throughout my entire case defines her as an outstanding Austin lawyer. Have already recommended her to friends & colleagues.
Posted by Karen C. | July 28, 2012
Excellent Experience
Ms. Davis got me in to see her right away and a decision was made in my case very quickly. I was kept informed of developments. Thank you very much!
Posted by Andrea | July 18, 2012
Happy client
Ms. Davis spent time interviewing me and gathering all the facts to make a recommendation.  I was very pleased with our conversations and with the result for my situation.    I know I will need advice again to make modifications and I like having her to rely on, for when the time comes.  
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kirker Davis LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Zinda & Davis, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Southwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Undisclosed Parties
  • Custody Arrangement Made
  • Undisclosed Parties
  • Equitable division of assets
  • Undisclosed Parties
  • Equitable distribution of assets
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Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association- Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Law Group
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Order of Barristers
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel in Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top Ten
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Texas
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Texas
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Texas
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Mundy Fellowship Grant Winner
  • Mundy Fellowship
  • 2002
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Williamson County Bar Association Seminar
  • The Collaborative Law Experience
  • 2012
  • Williamson County Bar Association Law Seminar
  • An Introduction to Collaborative Family Law
  • 2012
  • Williamson County Bar Association Seminar
  • Effective Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Law
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Texas Seminar
  • Application of Rules of Discovery in a Complex Family Law Case
  • 2009
  • Texas Attorney General's Office: Meeting for the Public
  • Government: Open Records
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (24)
Endorse Holly
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"You will struggle to find a more powerful force in your family law case than Holly Davis. She will steer your case to success with a steady hand, a professional demeanor, and an exceptional command of the law as it applies specifically to you. Holly's clients experience a matchless level of attention and excellence from start to resolution. Holly's opponents experience a respectful but firm negotiation for her clients outside the Courtroom - inside the Courtroom, they will never know what hit them. Holly is a rarity and you will be so glad you called her!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Words fail to truly describe the legal knowledge and know-how that Mrs. Davis holds. I am in humblest awe of the way in which Mrs. Davis is able to get results and care for every single on of her clients. Simply put, an innovator and a force to be reckoned with in family law."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Holly is an outstanding lawyer and tireless advocate"
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Holly Davis is one of the most professional attorney's I have met. I have observed firsthand her attention to detail and her calmly fierce attitude in advocating for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Holly is top notch and always impresses me with her knowledge of family law and her competence in divorces. You'll be in great hands if she represents you."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Davis was opposing counsel on a family law matter and I found her to be amicable and easy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Holly is one of the smartest, toughest and best family and divorce lawyers you will find. You can be assured of hard work and diligent representation if you choose her as your lawyer."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Holly R. Davis
Holly R. Davis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 17 years
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