Kiersten E. Holms


Kiersten Holms works to protect the rights of consumers, businesses and others harmed by anticompetitive misconduct, including price-fixing, monopolization and restraints of trade in violation of federal and state laws.

Kiersten’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal courts, and includes representing a variety of clients, including consumers and governmental entities.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Kiersten worked as an associate at a business law firm in New York, where she represented multinational companies and individuals in commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and criminal enforcement matters. She also clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to law school, Kiersten worked as a legal assistant for a jury consultant, where she assisted in drafting voir dire and jury selection.

While completing her legal studies, Kiersten worked as a student attorney for the Advanced Administrative Law Clinic, advocating for coal miners and survivors pursuing federal black lung benefits, in addition to summer associateships in New York and Washington, D.C. She was Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review and published a note titled This Land is Your Land, This Land is Mined Land: Expanding Governmental Ownership Liability Under CERCLA, 76 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1013 (2019). She also served as a legal writing teaching assistant for the Burks Scholar Program, 3L President for the Student Bar Association, and president and co-founder of the Environmental Law Society. Kiersten is an Order of the Coif member and was awarded the Administrative Law Award.


J.D., magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2019

B.S., The University of Texas, 2015

Licensed In

  • New York

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York City Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee Member