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Kirsten Holz

Associate Attorney
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The question that is most often asked of Kirsten Holz is “how can you defend someone who is guilty?”.

Her answer is simple. The law presumes all persons who are accused of crimes to be innocent.

The responsibility of proving guilt rests with the government. A person is “not guilty” until a jury decides that question. Everyone is entitled to a zealous defense.

Ms. Holz skillfully helps to guide her clients through often intimidating and complex litigation. She has extensive insight affecting criminal cases, like addiction, mental health, and trauma.

Kirsten is often called upon to use her proficiency in Spanish to assist those who encounter language barriers in the criminal justice system. She has extensive experience in defending all persons accused of committing serious criminal offenses.

Kirsten believes that everyone deserves to be treated respectfully and valued as a human being. She has developed a reputation for delivering competent and zealous representation for the accused.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010
  • Michigan, 2019

Prior Employment

  • Kent County Office of the Defender, 2019-2021

  • Office of Public Defender, 9th Judicial Circuit, 2011-2017

  • Wicker Smith, 2016

  • Lockheed Martin - Senior Contract Negotiator, 2008-2010


  • American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. - 2007

    • JD

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY -2003

    • Double Major in Government and Spanish Literature

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