Michael J. Holleran
Michael J. Holleran joined the firm in 1986, became a principal in 1991, and was named President and Managing Partner of the firm as of 2005. Mr. Holleran serves as general counsel to a wide variety of businesses and counsels and represents those clients in various matters, including business formations and acquisitions, commercial transactions, employment matters, and lease negotiations. He also has substantial trial and appellate experience in civil litigation for both businesses and individuals.
In 2012, Mr. Holleran was selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers” in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2011 and 2012 Mr. Holleran was also selected by Virginia Business Magazine as a Legal Elite. In 2008, Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine honored Mr. Holleran for his work on the Model Judiciary Program, a longstanding activity in which Mr. Holleran has had an active leadership role. He also has served for over 15 years as a lecturer in Virginia Continuing Legal Education programs for attorneys, with an emphasis on creditor’s rights. He is a co-author of West Publishing Company’s Bankruptcy Code Manual, an approximate 1300-page treatise.
Mr. Holleran earned an economics degree from the College of William and Mary and received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He is active in many community activities including serving as a member and Past-President of the McLean Rotary Club. He serves as pro bono counsel to Volunteer Fairfax, a community service organization. In addition to his leadership role in the Model Judiciary Program, Mr. Holleran has served for many years as a presenter in McLean High School’s Ethics Day Program and authored a trial script used in McLean High School and other Fairfax County High Schools for their Ethics Day programs.