Skip to content Marie Trimble Holvick


San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

Walnut Creek
100 Pringle Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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

Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, 2007

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


Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Employment Law - Management (2023-2024) 

Super Lawyers® distinction in the field of Employment Litigation Defense (2023)

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

Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Employment Litigation Defense (2015-2018)



Marie Trimble Holvick is Managing Partner of the firm's San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices, which includes oversight of the firm’s operations across the region and serves as Chair of the firm's Retail & Hospitality practice group. Marie is an experienced trial attorney with expertise in handling employment matters involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She also regularly handles lawsuits involving class action “wage and hour” violations and PAGA claims.

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

Marie’s employment law work involves clients from a wide range of industries, including universities, hospitals and clinics, retail, manufacturing, management companies, and staffing agencies.  Marie 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.

Marie regularly handles ADA Title III cases, including accessibility claims against theaters, restaurants, and stadiums. She 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
  • Foodwise
    • President of the Board of Directors, 2021 to present
    • Board of Directors, 2017 to present
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • DRI Employment Law Steering Committee - current
    • DRI Retail & Hospitality Committee - current
    • DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee - past member
    • DRI Women in the Law Committee
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
    • Member of the Board of Directors, 2010-2014 and 2016-2018
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