Lisa Holder

Eva Paterson has appointed Lisa Holder as EJS Interim Legal Director in November 2018. Lisa has been part of our legal team as a consulting attorney and/or co-counsel since 2016, helping us with our Kern High School District litigation and our ongoing cases in Los Angeles. 

Lisa has been a criminal trial attorney since 2000 and expanded her practice to include civil rights litigation in 2005, developing expertise in cases involving employment discrimination, police misconduct, and international human rights violations. She is a nationally recognized, award-winning trial attorney named as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine for four consecutive years.  She teaches the Civil Rights Clinic at UCLA Law School and is an adjunct professor at Occidental College.

Lisa served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California ACLU for four years and is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Child Care Law Center.  She graduated from New York University School of Law in 2000, after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wesleyan University.