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Marie Trimble Holvick


(415) 875-4242
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2008

  • Best Brief Award, 2007 Davis Moot Court Competition

Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland

B.A., cum laude, Politics and Journalism, Washington & Lee University, 2005

  • President of the Student Body
  • Chi Omega
  • Member, NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Team

IADC Trial Academy, 2014


2019 President's Award recipient, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada 

Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Employment and Labor (2015-2018, Law & Politics)

Marie Trimble Holvick is a partner in the Employment and Retail & Hospitality practice groups in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees. Ms. Holvick is an experienced trial attorney with expertise in handling employment matters involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.  Ms. Holvick also regularly handles lawsuits involving class action “wage and hour” violations and PAGA claims.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Holvick regularly provides advice and counseling, drafts employee handbooks, conducts harassment and management training sessions, and performs workplace investigations.

Ms. Holvick’s employment law work involves clients from a wide range of industries, including universities, hospitals and clinics, retail, manufacturing, management companies, and staffing agencies.  Ms. Holvick is also very active in the hospitality industry, and has developed an expertise in defending restaurants, wineries, and hotels in employment and ADA litigation.

In addition to appearances in state and federal court, Ms. Holvick has handled matters involving the Department of Labor, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Ms. Holvick regularly handles ADA Title III cases, including accessibility claims against theaters, restaurants, and stadiums. Ms. Holvick also handles Labor Code § 132a claims and claims of Serious & Willful Misconduct filed with the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.




Golden Gate Restaurant Association, Board of Directors

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) - Board of Directors , 2017 to present

18 Reasons – Member

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

  • DRI Employment Law Steering Committee - current
  • DRI Retail & Hospitality Committee - past member
  • DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee - past member

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

  • Member of the Board of Directors, 2010-2014 and 2016 - present