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Jonathan Dirk Holt Partner

dholt@scheerlaw.com
direct: 206.223.9282 fax: 206.223.4065

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Dirk is a partner at Scheer Law Group and a trial lawyer with a 18-year foundation of complex and commercial litigation, including construction defects, insurance defense and coverage, contract and business disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, personal injury, tort defense, premises liability, and professional and products liability.  As an admittee of Federal and State Courts in Washington and Oregon and the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit, he is adept at handling intricate and diverse procedural issues and managing multi-jurisdictional cases. 

 

Dirk has an outstanding record as an attorney admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon and was awarded an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer based rating indicating high legal abilities and ethics. 

 

Throughout his career, Dirk has been an active part of Washington State’s legal community and is a firm believer in giving back through participation in committees and associations and speaking engagements.  He is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on legal topics at regional and national conferences and seminars, and has spoken often to various insurers, businesses, trade groups and professional associations on a variety of topics including construction defect litigation, premises liability and products liability.    

 

Prior to joining Scheer Law Group, Dirk was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington.  He also served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea prior to entering the practice of law.

 

Dirk is a member, among others, of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations, American Association for Justice, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association.  He was a trustee on the Board of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association from 2008 to 2013.

 

Dirk received his J.D. degree from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1998 and was a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship.  He received his B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. 

Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Trustee, 2008-2013)
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association

Personal

Mr. Holt is married and has a son and daughter. He is an avid tennis player, enjoys the occasional round of golf, and hikes and travels extensively with his family.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State & Federal
  • Oregon State & Federal
  • U.S. Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit

Academics

  • University of Denver, College of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • University of Oklahoma (B.S., 1992)