I’m David Holt – most people call me “DJ.” I’m a native Minnesotan that’s been through a harsh winter or two. I think jalapenos are too spicy and I’m still waiting for the Vikings to win a Superbowl. I am the proud past founder and president of the Cribbage Club at the University of Minnesota, and I readily accept challenges in Cribbage the first time I meet you.
- Doing legal stuff 50%
- Working on a startup 50%
- Playing Cribbage 10%
- Losing in Cribbage 9%
- Failing math games 100%
In a nutshell, I am a Biomedical Engineer turned Attorney and Entrepreneur. I focus on healthcare and business law in order to be an active part of the future of healthcare and new business in Minnesota. I founded Holt Law, LLC to break away from the traditional practice of law. You know, those other websites filled with stock photos of suited attorneys in conference rooms and shaking hands on the courthouse steps… I also co-founded miVoyce in order to educate and empower individuals on how to navigate their healthcare situation, rather than hire an attorney like myself. This business idea spawned out of working with a lot of Minnesotans negotiating their medical bills down so they would avoid bankruptcy. More on that journey here.
so far, wearing a suit hasn’t made me a better attorney…
Not your typical attorney on social media:
“Entrepreneurship” is not just a fancy french word – it is a mindset and a way of life. Entrepreneurship drives innovation and economic growth. This is why I run my law practice with an entrepreneurial mindset. If I discover a broken process, I see an opportunity for innovation. I leverage modern technology to create value for the people I work with, not just to “be cool.” In fact, I am concerned with how haphazardly some attorneys adopt new technologies without considering the true costs and risks to their clients. I spend the majority of my days hanging around local business owners and entrepreneurs rather than other attorneys. This is why I office out of a co-working space called CoCo where entrepreneurs are continually launching new businesses in Minnesota. I admire that Google partners with CoCo, not law firms. By the way, if you haven’t seen a co-working space, reach out and come visit me.
The Firm - Holt Law, LLC
A whole new approach to lawyering
We leverage modern technology to keep costs down. Our firm is 100% paperless, backed up and encrypted remotely. We can safely share every single document in your case with you electronically. You will receive invoices via e-mail and you can pay them securely online via credit card.
We speak plain English, not legalese. We use analogies, drawings, and extra time in person to clearly explain what we are doing. We encourage open communication at all times. We believe in transparent legal work.
We offer appointments during mornings, nights, weekends and weekdays at various office locations in the Twin Cities or an alternate location most easily accessible to you. We offer alternative fee arrangements and varying degrees of representation based on your financial situation.
The traditional hourly billing model does not reward creating value for the client. We practice law differently. We avoid hourly billing in order to have predictable bills and “skin the game”. We will discuss your goals at our first meeting. We will base our fee on meeting your goals, ideally with a predictable flat fee that we agree is equal to the value of our services.
Prevent - Not React
We focus on front-end legal planning rather than back-end costly “clean-up” litigation. Whether a personal or business manner, our approach is to save you money by anticipating what could go wrong and how we can address those potential issues. This saves you money, time and anxiety.
We are not “jack of all trades” or “whatever comes in the door” attorneys. We master limited practice areas instead of dabbling in areas of law simply to increase revenue. Our biggest asset is our reputations. If your case is outside of our practice areas, we will happily try to refer you to an attorney we trust.