Elissa Holman

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Phone: (515) 883-2000

E-mail: eholman@newkirklaw.com

Elissa spent nearly two decades of her career in senior positions within the corporate world, with significant experience in human resources. Her career later shifted to law, as she realized her passion for helping people overcome formidable obstacles. Elissa’s time in the corporate world provides insight into how corporations function and how to challenge them.

Elissa is not afraid to go to trial.  She is a natural in the courtroom. In June 2021, she was able to achieve an eight (8) million-dollar verdict for her clients, as co-counsel in a defamation trial.  Prior to that verdict, as second chair, she received a six-figure verdict against widely known corporation in Iowa. She is a zealous advocate.  Lastly, Elissa was named a Rising Star of the Great Plains in 2021.

Bar Admissions

State of Iowa (2019)

State of Missouri (2019)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2019)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (2019)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2019)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2019)


University of Missouri, J.D. - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO

University of Missouri - Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Cum Laude


National Employment Lawyers Association
Iowa Association for Justice