West Holden focuses his practice in consumer financial services, including claims involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. He is involved in all phases of the litigation process.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Mr. Holden worked as a fellow at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he gained experience in federal trial litigation, including motions practice, development of case strategy, and witness preparation. During law school, Mr. Holden worked at Fannie Mae, assisting in federal employment litigation and researching issues related to compliance with federal and state regulations in the secondary mortgage market. Mr. Holden also worked as a legal analyst with a global services company.
In addition to his other law school accomplishments, Mr. Holden was named a Thurgood Marshall Scholar. He was a member of the mock trial board and participated in the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Mock Trial.
Mr. Holden is proficient in Russian.
- "Advising Marijuana Businesses," Defense Research Institute, October 2016.
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- Florida Issues Ethics Guidance for Accountants Advising Marijuana Businesses Westley A. Holden, H. Steven Vogel
Consumer Crossroads: Where Financial Services and Litigation Intersect
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J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2014
- Member, The George Washington International Law Review
B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Brigham Young University – Hawaii, 2010