Valerie Holder is an associate with Keesal, Young & Logan in its San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on financial services litigation, maritime defense, and securities work. She defends major financial institutions in state and federal actions involving claims of wrongful foreclosure and alleged violations of numerous state and federal laws governing lender-borrower relations and judicial and nonjudicial foreclosures.
Valerie graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a B.A. in both political science and communication. While at the University of Washington, she was the recipient of the Jody Deering Nyquist Writing Award for Original Undergraduate Theory and Practice. She obtained her law degree cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2010. In law school, Valerie was recognized as achieving the highest mark in her legal writing course. She was also an extern at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, for the Honorable C.C. Bridgewater and Honorable Christine Quinn-Brintnall.
Following law school, Valerie worked as an associate for four years at a law firm in Bellevue, Washington, where she practiced in mortgage banking law. Since 2013, Valerie was named a “Rising Star” by the Washington Super Lawyers Magazine. Valerie also authored an article about debt collection under the FDCPA that was published in the Spring 2014 USFN Report.
Valerie is admitted to practice in all Washington and Oregon courts.