Christopher A. Holland
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CHRISTOPHER A. HOLLAND is a firm shareholder who focuses his practice on business litigation, Indian law, employment law, education law, civil litigation, regulatory and administrative law, and appeals. He represents public entities and corporate clients in state and federal court and administrative proceedings. Before joining the Sutin Firm, Mr. Holland clerked for two years (1994-1996) for New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Pamela B. Minzner. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the New Mexico Law Review.
Mr. Holland is a colonel in the New Mexico Army National Guard. He is a veteran of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Persian Gulf conflicts.
- New Mexico, 1994
- Colorado, 1996
- Navajo Nation, 1999
- 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000
- University of New Mexico, 1994, J.D.
- Eastern New Mexico University, 1982, B.B.A. (with honors)
Publications & Speeches
- Seminar Speaker, Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest: Applicability of General Employment Laws, Law Seminars International, Albuquerque, 2015
- Seminar Speaker, The National Labor Relations Act, State Bar Seminar, Albuquerque, 2014
- Seminar Speaker, Jurisdiction in Dependent Indian Communities, Navajo Law Seminar, Albuquerque, 2006
- Seminar Speaker, The Family and Medical Leave Act & the USERRA, September 2005
- Seminar Speaker, Update on Employment Law in New Mexico, New Mexico State Bar Seminar, October 2003
- Seminar Speaker, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, June 2000
- Seminar Speaker, Indian Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Non-Indians, September 2000
- Author, The Supreme Court Speaks Where the Legislature was Silent, 23 New Mexico Law Review 283 (1993)
- Otero v. Green Tree Servicing, 498 B.R. 313 (Bankr. N.M. 2013)
- In re Camino Real Environmental Center, Inc., 242 P.3d 343 (2010)
- State ex rel. Eastern New Mexico University v. Baca, 189 P.3d 663 (2008)
- Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent
- Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2016
- Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2015 - Education Law, Albuquerque
- Southwest Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2012-2014
Professional & Community Involvement
- Member, Rules of Civil Procedure Committee
- City of Albuquerque Personnel Board, Mayoral Appointee, 2014 to present
- Recipient, Duque de Alburquerque Award, from Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez, 2005
- Colonel, New Mexico Army National Guard