Holt began his career at one of the nation’s prominent and most influential law firms and worked as counsel to Texas’s United States Senator and Representatives in Washington, DC. During that time, he saw that too often the legal playing field is tilted in favor of those with the money and power to hire the best lawyers and lobbyists, while too often the rest struggle to have their voices heard. Returning to his hometown of Austin after six years in the halls of Congress, Holt has dedicated his career to leveling the scales of justice and working to live up to the highest ideal of our Legal System and, our Democracy etched above the doors of the Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law.
Holt joined Ellwanger Law as a co-founding Partner to fight for all employees’ equal rights to fair pay, fair treatment, and freedom from harassment and discrimination. A third-generation lawyer, the pursuit of justice is a family tradition of Holt’s, whose grandfather worked for President Johnson when he signed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. Holt graduated from Northwestern University and then went on to the University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with honors and was a member of the Texas Law Review. Holt serves as Secretary of the Board of Equality Texas, serves on the Board of the Anti-Defamation League of Austin, and is a Member of the City of Austin’s Economic Prosperity Commission and Joint Cultural Commission.
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- Honors: With Honors
- Northwestern University
- Texas’s United States Senator and Representatives, Counsel
- Board of Equality Texas, Secretary
- Board of the Anti-Defamation League of Austin
- Economic Prosperity Commission and Joint Cultural Commission, Member
Current Employment Position
- Employment Law