Sam Holland’s more than 50 years of legal experience positions him as one of Florida’s most respected attorneys. Holland was one of the early founders of the University of Florida Law Center Association, which provides voluntary funding and other services to the University of Florida School of Law. In 2005 he was recognized by the Dade County Bar Association for his pro bono work in the Put Something Back program, during which he devoted over 400 hours of service in matters involving children’s rights.
During his career, Holland has tried to verdict more than 300 jury trials involving quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputations, burns, wrongful death, professional malpractice, product liability, general tort liability and commercial litigation. At different points in time, he has held the record for the largest verdict in Hillsborough County for the wrongful death of a minor and the largest verdict in Monroe County for personal injury. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 1% of the attorneys practicing in any given state.
Mr. Holland was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1966 and joined the firm of Dixon DeJarnette in 1966 (later Kimbrell Hamann) where he became the managing partner in 1982 and thereafter joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in 1992, where he was a capital partner. He opened his own practice in 2011.
A Key West native, Holland attended the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and was captain and MVP for the 1962 Gator Bowl Champion football team. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Law School. He is married to Francine D. Holland of Key West, Florida, and they are the parents of five children and five grandchildren.