Hi there – 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.
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 CutMedicalBills.com 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.
“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 startup incubator space called Fueled Collective where entrepreneurs are continually launching new businesses in Minnesota. I admire that Google partners with Fueled Collective, not law firms. By the way, if you haven’t seen a co-working space, reach out and come visit me.