He has worked on a variety of cases, including contract, construction, and insurance litigation; litigation involving financial institutions; royalty and real estate litigation; business torts; class action matters on both the plaintiff and defense side; intellectual property and product liability litigation; Indian law matters; and professional liability matters, including director and officer liability and attorney and accountant liability matters in federal and state courts.
With more than 35 years of experience at Holland & Hart, Mr. Houtsma has tried more than 50 cases in various forums. He was the youngest partner to serve on the firm's Management Committee. He has also served as Financial Partner, Managing Partner from 1995-1997, Chair of the firm's Litigation Department from 1998-2001 and Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee from 2002-2004. While serving in these capacities, Mr. Houtsma has always maintained a full litigation practice.