Maureen Holland

Senior Attorney and President at Holland & Associates, PC.


Ms. Holland graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude. She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Vermont state courts, the U.S. District Court for Western Tennessee, the Fifth and Sixth U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Following law school Holland was a judicial law clerk for four State of Vermont trial courts. Later Holland was the first legal counsel to the Vermont Water Resources Board (1990-91) and then Interim Executive Officer for the Board (October 1990-May 1991). Once in Memphis, she became the first Senior Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jon Phipps McCalla (1992-1995), then held an Associate position at Wolff Ardis (1995-1997). She is now Senior Attorney and President of Holland & Associates, PC.

Her firm represents employees/former employees in employment matters, including employment discrimination, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, breach of contract, and other employment-related issues. She negotiates, litigates, and appears before state and federal courts and a number of administrative bodies including the Memphis Civil Service Commission, State of Tennessee Civil Service, EEOC, EEOC Federal Sector Mediation and Hearings, AAA Arbitrations, FMCS (Federal) Arbitrations. Ms. Holland practices holistic law, which places an emphasis on problem-solving. Ms. Holland also sits regularly as Special Judge in General Sessions Court for Shelby County. She is the former Chair of both the Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section and Wellness Committee, and recently sat on the Board for the Memphis Bar Association. Maureen also gained notoriety as one of the attorneys for the Tennessee plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court case that gained recognition for same-sex married couples.