Shawn Holley - Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP

Shawn Holley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 310-566-9822

Shawn Holley is a partner at Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP, a boutique entertainment and business litigation firm in Santa Monica.  She began her career as a Los Angeles County Public Defender, handling hundreds of serious criminal cases from inception to trial.  She was the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of The Cochran Firm and the head of its national Criminal Defense Section. 

With more than sixty trials to her credit, Ms. Holley is the rare trial attorney who practices in the areas of both civil and criminal litigation.  She was a highly visible member of the O.J. Simpson defense team and worked closely with Mr. Cochran on a number of high-profile civil and criminal cases when the firm was known as The Law Offices of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.  

Ms. Holley most recently represented Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriquez, the Kardashian sisters, Shemar Moore, and “CSI” star, Gary Dourdan, in their highly-publicized court cases.  Her clients have included accused Symbionese Liberation Army bomber Sara Jane Olson, celebrated Black Panther leader Geronimo Pratt, entertainers Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Axl Rose, Jesse McCartney and athletes Mike Tyson, “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Reggie Bush.  

Ms. Holley was chief legal correspondent for the E! Network and was a featured legal analyst on its nightly coverage of the Michael Jackson trial which was broadcast internationally.  Ms. Holley was the on-air legal analyst for KABC Eyewitness News in Los Angeles for several years and has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, Court TV, Fox News and CNN.  She was a featured lawyer on Fox TV’s Power of Attorney for two seasons and the judge on MTV’s The Verdict, a Leeza Gibbons production.  

Ms. Holley also regularly serves as a visiting faculty lecturer at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Yeshiva University in New York City and is a guest speaker on high-profile litigation, women in the law and the representation of “celebrity” clients.   Ms. Holley is a Los Angeles native who attended the University of California, Los Angeles and Southwestern University School of Law.  

University of California Los AngelesBA Southwestern University School of LawJ.D.

Office Location

808 Wilshire Boulevard, Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: General Practice of the Los Angeles Metro Area
Shawn Holley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice (Litigation)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Other Information

Gender: Female