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Holly A Preslar

Juvenile law Attorney at Grants Pass, OR

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Holly

Learn Holly’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Juvenile law
    Juvenile dependency (cases where the Department of Human Services/DHS are involved for child neglect/abuse)

    32 years, 250 cases

  2. Family
    divorce, custody, separation, restraining orders, contempt, spousal support/alimony, domestic partnerships, child support, paternity, juvenile law, prenuptial agreements

    32 years, 300 cases

  3. Mediation
    Facilitating meetings, mediating family/juvenile law related disputes

Holly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Cum Laude in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology from Southern Oregon University and then received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law where she served as the Student Bar Association President her third year. 

Holly returned to her home town of Grants Pass after graduating from law school to begin her legal practice with the firm of Myrick, Seagraves, Myrick, Adams & Davis where she eventually became a partner in the firm. In 1996, Holly began her own practice focusing on juvenile, criminal and family law.  

Holly is an avid Oregon Duck fan, (Go Ducks!), loves to raft and fish on the beautiful Rogue River, take in a concert in the park, and spend time with friends and family. She is a strong advocate for her clients, caring  about them and their cases. In 2020, she was honored with the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association juvenile advocacy award for her work representing children and parents in child welfare cases. She brings with her nearly 30 years of experience and knowledge to this field.  

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Holly A Preslar
620 SW 4th Street
Grants Pass, OR, 97526


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Holly is an amazing attorney! Very excellent at what she does! I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Joe | June 22, 2014
A trusted ally
Holly walked me through my challenging divorce. She was empathetic, but clear and firm about areas where my personal directions would have resulted in poor outcomes. She is very knowledgeable on finessed points of law and local legal practices. Most important, she acknowledges when she needs to reach out to an expert on a particular point. She is kind with you, but tough as nails as your advocate. She is patient, though my former spouse did all she could to test those limits. I recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2014
Extremely Impressed
You couldn't ask for a better lawyer. She was attentive, accurate and helpful. She kept me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend Miss Preslar to anyone needing a lawyer!


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Holly A. Preslar, Attorney At Law
  • 1996 - Present
  • Partner
  • Myrick, Seagraves, Adams, Davis & Preslar
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Myrick, Seagraves, Adams & Davis
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Myrick, Seagraves, Myrick, Adams & Davis
  • 1990 - 1992
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Southern Oregon University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • Oregon State Bar, Juvenile Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Josephine County Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 1998 - Present
  • Josephine County Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Josephine County Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 1991 - Present
  • Josephine County Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Academic Masters Foundation Board
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2018
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Honors and Awards

  • Juvenile Law Advocate
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • CASA Training
  • Lawyers and the Juvenile Dependency System
  • 2015
  • DHS Academy
  • Working with Lawyers 101
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Holly
Juvenile law Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on cases with and against this lawyer and I find that she is diligent and thorough. Her knowledge base in DHS cases is superior. She can be trusted to handle cases in any of her specialty areas and do so with respect for the client's problems."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with and against Ms. Preslar on numerous matters and she has always handled her cases professionally. She cares about the outcome for her clients and pursues their interests with integrity. She is knowledgeable and skilled."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is smart, thorough and a caring, effective advocate."