Faculty Profiles

Lisa Holder

Lisa Holder

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Wesleyan University, 1994
J.D. New York University School of Law, 2000

Lisa Holder teaches Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic. Holder currently operates her own law practice in Pasadena specializing in criminal trials and appeals, civil rights litigation, policing policy, and contracts negotiation. She serves as Technical Advisor for the law enforcement procedural drama "Longmire," Netflix's popular dramatic television series. She has been named a “Rising Star” for five consecutive years by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyer's Edition.

Holder was previously an adjunct professor at Occidental College, an associate at Law Offices of Hadsell & Stormer, Inc. and Deputy Alternate Public Defender at Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender.

Holder earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law where she was the Soros Justice Fellow and Root-Tilden Scholar.