Elissa Holman

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Phone: (515) 883-2000

E-mail: eholman@newkirklaw.com

Elissa Holman spent over two decades of her career in senior leadership positions within the global footprint of fortune 500 companies.  She spent more than half of her time as a senior vice president in the global human resources arena consulting corporations on complex issues related to strategy, innovation, corporate cultural assessments, mergers & acquisitions, executive coaching, talent planning, leadership development, training, associate engagement, and human capital planning. Her career 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.  In fact, she welcomes it.  She is most at home in the courtroom. Elissa has been practicing since July of 2019. In early 2020, she received a six-figure verdict against a widely known corporation in Iowa.  Most recently, she achieved an eight (8) million-dollar verdict for her clients as co-counsel in a jury trial in Polk County. 

Elissa spends her spare time with her two beautiful children, Emerson and Carter, and the love of her life, Brian. She also enjoys quality time with her two beloved labradoodles Archie and Bobo.

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