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Member Profile: Patricia L. Holland

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Attorney & DRC Certified Mediator
1552 Iredell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27608
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Tel: (984) 232-8014
Fax: (984) 232-8024

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Patricia L. Holland has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Trish Holland has practiced law for 38 years, with a concentration in the field of employment law.  Trish has been a North Carolina DRC Certified Mediator since 2001.  She has mediated over 200 cases, including matters involving:  employment discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race harassment, non-compete agreements, civil rights, breach of contract and wage-hour disputes.  Trish has also mediated matters involving wrongful death, serious personal injuries, sexual abuse, and business disputes.  She also has extensive experience in public personnel law, and has mediated numerous matters involving constitutional tort claims brought my employees of cities and towns.

Trish now devotes her professional career solely to alternative dispute resolution, serving as a mediator in legal disputes brought in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina.  She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 in the field of Mediation.  She trained as a mediator at the Duke Private Adjudication Program in 2001.  In 2008, Trish completed the "Advanced Negotiation" program at the Harvard School of Law.  Trish is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, and served as the Chair of that Section from 2016-2017.    

Over the years, Trish has been routinely honored and recognized by her peers as one of America’s best lawyers in the area of employment law. She is currently listed in the publication, “The Best Lawyers in America®” (2017 edition) in the fields of Labor and Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is currently listed in the 2011 edition of Chambers, USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a “Leading Lawyer” in the field of Litigation.

You may contact Trish by telephone or email.  Trish looks forward to working with you!


  • Wake Forest University, (J.D. 1979)
  • Member, Wake Forest Law Review, (1977-79)
  • Member, Wake Forest Moot Court Board, (1977-79)
  • Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, June 2008 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina, (1980-82)
  • Chair – Dispute Resolution Section Council of North Carolina Bar Association, 2016-2017
  • North Carolina State Bar Councilor, 2002 to 2007
  • Former Member – North Carolina State Bar Council’s Executive, Grievance, Administrative and Emerging Issues Committees
  • Member – The North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, 2009 - 2011
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Employment Law Committee)
  • Charter Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Member – American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 1997 to present 
  • Founding Member – Susie M. Sharp Inn of Court – Master Level, 1993 to present (President, 2000-01)
  • Member – North Carolina Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section)
  • Member – Wake County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1989-90, 1995-96; By-Laws Committee, 1990; Nominations Committee, 2000; Professionalism Award Committee, 2001) 
  • Member – Tenth Judicial District Grievance Committee, 1988-91; (Chair, 1990-91)
  • Former Member – North Carolina State Bar Council’s Authorized Practice, Legislative, and LLM-Bar Eligibility Committees


$285.00/hour, including a one-hour administrative fee. I charge one-half of the hourly fee for travel outside of a 30-mile radius of Raleigh. I also charge for mileage at the current IRS rate.


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Patricia L. Holland is a member of our NC chapter, NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators, the state's premier roster of certified attorney-mediators. The NCASCM profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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