William W. Holder was admitted to practice in Arizona in 1984. Since then his practice has consisted primarily of debt collection for clients including Arizona FCU, Desert Schools FCU, Grant & Weber Arizona, Inc., A-L Financial Corp., and North American Recovery. About 20% of his practice has included representation of members of the Arizona Education Association, primarily in disciplinary cases.
- University of California, Berkeley ( J.D., 1983)
- University of North Dakota (M. Ed. in Elementary Education, 1975)
- University of Texas at Austin (Honors B.A. in Plan II, Liberal arts program, 1971)
Professional Recognition and Honors
- State Bar of Arizona (1984-present)
- In 1967 Mr. Holder, as a high school senior, was Texas FBLA spelling champion and led the Texas team to a second place finish in the FBLA’s national spelling bee held in San Francisco during the Summer of Love.
- Arizona (1984)
- Arizona State Supreme Court
- S. District Court, District of Arizona
- Sole proprietor (2015-2018)
- Associate/Partner, Dennis J. Skarecky, PA (1987-2015)(Collections)
- Associate, Treon, Warnicke, & Roush (1983-1987) (Plaintiffs’ personal injury and commercial litigation)
- Clerked, Northern California Carpenters Union Pension Fund (Summer 1982)(Collections)
- Clerk, Legal Aid (Summer 1981)
- Clerk, City Councilman Don Jelinek, Esq. (1981-1983)
- Counsellor, Berkeley Tenants Union (1980-1981)
- Teacher, Grades 3-6, Glendale Elem. Sch. District (1977-1980)
- Teacher, Grades 4-5, Miami (AZ) Public Schools (1975-1977) and Union Representative on the Arizona Education Association Local bargaining team
- Teacher, Grade 6, Tucson Amphitheater Public Schools (1974-1975)
Baseline Financial Services v. Madison (Ariz.App. 2012), 278 P.3d 321 (Madison held that the six year limitations period for a deficiency claim on a car loan ran from the date that the creditor accelerated the note.)
- Winters v. Arizona Bd. of Education (App. 2004), 207 Ariz. 173, 83 P.3d 1114 (Winters held that in a decertification proceeding for a teacher the department of education must show a nexus, or connection, between the misconduct and the school community, as a matter of due process.)
- Tucson Unified School District v. Tucson Education Association (App. 1987), 155 Ariz. 441, 747 P.2d. 602 (TUSD held that a school district lacked authority to enter in a binding arbitration agreement with a union.)
- Hampton v. Glendale Union High School District (App. 1992), 172 Ariz. 431, 837 P.2d 1166. (Hampton held that a teacher laid off due to a reduction in force had a preferred right of reappointment in that district even if the teacher had taken another teaching job before a new position became available in the previous district.)
- Treasurer of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Phoenix.
- Holder was a member of the War Resisters League from 1968-1979 and has been a member of the Industrial Workers of the World since 1971.
- During all three years of law school Mr. Holder worked as a law clerk for about 15 hours per week. He also received a scholarship during his third year as one of the four highest-ranking students in his class of 300, in terms of financial aid need. He was not on any law reviews.