Ms. Holguin is a member of the California State Bar and is licensed to practice before the courts of California; the U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial Circuit. Ms. Holguin was appointed to the Million Dollar Advocacy Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have shown exceptional advocacy skills and achieved settlements or trial verdicts in excess of one million dollars.
Ms. Holguin received her B.A. from the University of San Francisco and her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley Law). Prior to opening her own office, Ms. Holguin worked as in-house employment counsel for Hughes Aircraft Company when it was the largest employer in California with over 80,000 employees. Ms. Holguin also worked for the State Bar of California as a Senior Trial Counsel, responsible for complex and sensitive litigation, and where a number of her cases resulted in opinions from the California Supreme Court. Ms. Holguin was also an associate with the then known boutique labor firm of Tyre & Kamins in Century City, California where she handled union matters including contract negotiations, grievance and arbitration, NLRB, and federal court work.
Ms. Holguin is a member of the Labor and Employment Law section of the California Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and its Los Angeles chapter of LEFTJAW. CAALA emphasizes plaintiff personal injury litigation, while CELA and LEFTJAW emphasize employment law on behalf of plaintiffs. Ms. Holguin is also the Personnel Commission Chair for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. She has been a speaker on numerous employment law panels and has written articles on employment law.