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James R. Holland II

Regional Managing Partner, Kansas City
Kansas City
t: 816.842.8770
f: 816.842.8767

Overview

Jim Holland is managing partner of the firm’s Kansas City office. He works as a business partner with his clients and focuses his advice on helping them navigate employment issues with as little disruption to their operations as possible. Jim counsels employers about how to avoid workplace issues before they become lawsuits.  

When lawsuits cannot be avoided, however, Jim has litigated cases in federal and state courts across the country. Jim works with his clients to obtain practical, business solutions to their employment problems and lawsuits.

Jim also represents clients across the country in collective bargaining negotiations with various different unions. In addition, he has handled more than 250 labor arbitrations since 2000.

Jim has been actively involved in the Kansas City community since he moved from New Orleans in 1995. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce for eight years where he was the Chairman in 2014. Jim was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens from 2008 through 2014 and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park serving as Past President.

Jim recently began serving on the Board of Directors for Visit Overland Park. Since his wife's cardiac arrest in 2015, Jim has actively worked with the American Heart Association and other groups to promote CPR and AED awareness.

Experience

Reported Cases

  • Tisch v. DST Systems, WD 73454 (Mo.App. W.D. 4/3/2012)
  • McNeil v. Mo. Annual Conference, 412 Fed.Appx.912 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Hall v. Interstate Brands Corp., 395 Fed.Appx. 519 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • McKinzy v. Interstate Brands Corp., 367 Fed. Appx. 912 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • Bryant v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 432 F.3d 1114 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Bausman v. Interstate Brands Corporation, 252 F.3d 1111 (10th Cir. 2001)
  • DeFoe v. Sprint/United Management Company, 196 F.R.D. 392 (D. Kan. 2000)
  • Moroney v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 70 F. Supp. 2d 1267 (D. Kan. 1999)
  • Murphy v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 527 U.S. 516 (1999)
  • Jackson v. Yellow Logistics, Inc. et. al., 24 F. Supp. 2d 1206 (D. Kan. 1998)
  • Jackson v. Yellow Technology Services, Inc., et. al., 988 F. Supp. 1399 (D. Kan. 1998)

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer – (2015-2017,2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America – (2016-2020)
  • Chambers USA – (2016-2019)
  • “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Friends of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Community Activities

  • Board of Directors - Visit Overland Park - (2019-Present)
  • Board of Directors – Overland Park Chamber Foundation – (2015 – present)
  • Board of Directors - Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park - (2015-Present)
  • President of the Board of Directors for the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – (2017-2018)
  • Past Chair – Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – (2015-2016)
  • Member of Executive Committee for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – (2010-2016)
  • Board Member – Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – (2008-2016)
  • Board Member for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden – (2008-2014)
  • Chairman – Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – 2014
  • Chair-Elect - Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – 2013
  • Vice Chair - Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – (2011-2012)
  • Treasurer - Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – 2010
  • Executive Leadership Team - American Heart Association of Kansas City Go Red for Women event
  • Youth Baseball Coach
  • Jim is an active platelet donor recently hitting the 30 gallon mark.

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