W. Sam Holland, Attorney at Law
and Certified Mediator
Sam Holland’s more than 45 years of legal experience positions him as one of Florida’s most respected attorneys. He is a fellow of America’s most prestigious trial legal organization in the United States, the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 1% of the attorneys practicing in any given state. He was ranked in 2005-2014 in the top 1.6 percent of all Florida lawyers as one of Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of civil trial law and he holds Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating, AV, for professional skills and ethics.
Holland’s professional affiliations encompass numerous leadership positions, including service on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers’ Section of The Florida Bar; membership in the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, in which he served on the Board of Directors and was president of the Young Lawyers Section; membership in the Miami-Dade County Defense Bar Association in which he was president, among others. 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. He was on the Board of Directors of such association and still serves in an emeritus capacity. He was one of the founding members of the Miami-Dade County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a member of the Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has served as Chairman of the Legal Campaign Committee for the annual fundraising effort of the United Way. 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.
Having served as counsel for both Plaintiffs and Defendants alike, Sam Holland’s extensive experience makes him one of the top mediators in South Florida. His bedrock experience provides litigants with an opportunity to fully understand the prospects of settling claims out of court. His impeccable reputation for fairness and honesty allows both parties to feel at ease while being guided towards resolution of the case.