Nicholas M. Holland

Nicholas M. Holland


Nicholas and his family live in Paducah, KY.  He joined Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC as an Associate in January 2012.  He became a Member of the firm in January 2014.


Mr. Holland counsels clients regarding contractual and business law matters, including business formation, mergers, acquisitions, real estate purchases maritime transactions, and other general business issues.  He also counsels physicians and medical practice groups regarding compliance with the Anti-Kickback and Stark laws.  Mr. Holland has broad experience in litigation, having represented and counseled individual and corporate clients in a variety of matters before federal and state courts, including real property disputes, employment discrimination defense, maritime litigation, CERCLA litigation, breach of contract, and fiduciary duty disputes.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Holland worked for five years in Washington, D.C. with Wiley Rein LLP, where he focused on telecommunications law.  In addition to representing clients before the FCC and state public utility commission, he assisted clients seeking FCC approval of high-profile mergers and acquisitions.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wireless & Wireline Communication
  •  Telecommunications Law

Licenses and Associations

  • Kentucky Bar 2009
  • District of Columbia Bar 2005
  • Virginia Bar 2004
  • McCracken County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. 2004
     – Note Editor, Duke Law Journal
     – Smith Mordecai Scholarship (three-year full tuition scholarship awarded for excellence in academics and demonstrated leadership)
  • Transylvania University, 2001, summa cum laude

Community Service

  • Yeiser Art Center, Inc.
     – Treasurer (2012-13)
     – President (2013-2014)