Attorney

Meredith Holley

Attorney Meredith Holley is passionate about helping trauma survivors overcome the past and begin to thrive. If you have been harmed by harassment, discrimination, or someone else’s negligence, Meredith will provide legal advocacy and coaching to help you get the justice you deserve. She joined Jonson Johnson Lucas & Middleton in 2014 because of its commitment to fighting for justice for trauma survivors.

In each of her cases, Meredith strives to not only make the community safer through litigation and fierce advocacy, but also give her clients individualized attention and tools that can help them grow and move past the trauma they have suffered. Meredith represents employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and people who have been injured by negligent drivers, doctors, and corporations.

For example, in the case Fawcett, et al. v. Willamette University, Meredith worked with her team at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton to fight for the Willamette University women’s rowing team in a Title IX case. One of the rowers gave her this feedback:

“I really appreciate the wonderful things you have done to allow us to help create a better community. I can’t begin to work out how much of a difference you helped me in my life by enabling me to create change and impact the space around me.”

Meredith has helped women experiencing sexual harassment bring successful claims, make safety changes in their workplaces to effectively respond to harassment, and move on to more fulfilling and inspiring jobs. She represented Justin W. in a bicycle accident case in which his injuries made him unable to work, forced him to move, and sent him on downward spiral of depression. After working with her, Justin’s feedback was, “My conversations with Meredith completely transformed my life.”

Meredith is a certified life coach through The Life Coach School (the most distinguished boutique life coaching school in the country), and she uses the coaching tools and techniques to help her clients throughout the litigation process. Before joining Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton, Meredith was a judicial clerk at Lane County Circuit Court for the Honorable Ilisa Rooke-Ley and the Honorable Suzanne Chanti. She was a legal assistant before deciding to go to law school, and has worked in the law in one way or another since 2005.

Meredith received undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Oregon. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, in 2003, she volunteered to teach English with the Peace Corps in Lozova, Kharkovska Oblast, Ukraine. In law school, Meredith was an Oregon Child Advocacy Project Fellow, Frohnmayer Scholar, Janssen Scholar, constitutional law tutor, and Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review. She also studied modern-day human trafficking in Zanzibar, Tanzania, before graduating in 2012.

Chat with Meredith outside of work about tarot, astrology, and Reiki healing.

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Merits

  • Trauma Healing Project, Board Secretary
  • Oregon Council on Court Procedures
  • Community Building Chair, Lane County Women Lawyers
  • Mentoring Program Chair, Lane County Bar Association 2014-2017
  • New Lawyers Section Co-Chair, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers Care Oregon Representative
  • Certified Mediator
  • Licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for Oregon
  • Licensed to practice in state, federal, and appellate courts

Published articles

  • Co-Author, “Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination,” Chapter 13, 2 DAMAGES (OSB Legal Pubs, 2016). The chapter won the 2017 Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Publications.
  • Co-Author,”The Other Side of Helping: Ukrainian Classroom to American Courtroom.” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Winter 2017
  • Co-Author,”The Characters Who Shaped Our Character.” OTLA Trial Lawyer, Summer 2017