Lexy Gross Holland

Associate

How do you achieve success for clients?

I use the research and writing skills I gained from a career in journalism and a federal clerkship to efficiently find solutions for clients involved in litigation. With an interest in several legal practice areas, I use my love of learning and problem-solving to delve into challenging subjects.

Overview
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Lexy Gross Holland is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. She assists with the representation of a broad range of clients in a variety of cases, including appellate practice, constitutional law and commercial litigation.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully defended multiple motions to dismiss on high-stakes commercial litigation claims.

  • Obtained summary judgment on a state-law claim in a dispute related to the interpretation of a commercial lease agreement.

  • Successfully defended a motion to bifurcate a case in federal court, saving the client extensive litigation time and costs.

  • Assisted with the defense of a healthcare client during a federal trial on a disability discrimination claim, in which Wyatt obtained a complete defense verdict.

  • Represents commercial landlords in litigation matters involving rent-collection and property disputes.

  • Represents individuals and organizations in the equine industry with a wide range of litigation needs, including contract disputes, regulatory actions, and conflicts requiring the evaluation and analysis of state law and constitutional interpretation.

  • Represents commercial developers in high-stakes real estate disputes.

  • Represents private employers in litigation involving civil rights concerns, environmental safety and health regulation, and wrongful termination claims.

  • Represents companies involved in energy and natural resources with complex litigation matters.  

EDUCATION

J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law

  • Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law
  • Member of the University’s Commission for Title IX Policy Revision
  • Secretary of the Student Bar Association
  • Fundraising Chair of the Student Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Member of the Women’s Law Caucus
  • Two-time CALI Award recipient
  • Lynn Bennett Scholarship Fund Award recipient
  • Akers Scholarship Award recipient, 2019

B.S., cum laude, Murray State University (Journalism, Political Science Minor)

  • Indiana University Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition Scholar
  • Murray State Journalism Program Outstanding Senior
  • William G. Broughton Fellow in Creative Expression for Journalism
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority member and Philanthropy Committee Chair
  • National Mabel Lee Walton Award recipient, Outstanding Member Award recipient
  • Student Life Office’s Top 10 Student Leader
  • College Panhellenic Council President and Vice President, 2015

ADMISSIONS

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2017, 2019-20
  • Summer Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, 2018
  • Clerk for the Children’s Law Center, 2017
  • Reporter and News Producer, The Louisville Courier-Journal, 2015-16
  • Metro Editorial Intern, The Chicago Tribune, 2015
  • Editor-in-Chief, Assistant News Editor, Reporter, The Murray State News, 2012-14
  • News Intern, Lexington Herald-Leader, 2014
  • Collegiate Correspondent, USA Today College, 2013-14
  • News Intern, The Tennessean, 2013

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member of the Young Lawyers and Civil Litigation sections
  • At-Large member of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Volunteer for Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center

PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

  • 16th Biennial Real Estate Law & Practice Institute presentation on “Foreclosure and Insolvency Issues in Real Estate,” Lexington, KY, May 2021