James A. Holt

James A. Holt



  • George Washington University Law School, 2009, J.D.
  • Youngstown State University, 2004, B.S., summa cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

J.T. is a senior associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Group. His practice focuses on labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts, and before administrative federal, state, and local agencies (such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation). J.T. has defended both national and local employers against claims of unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, violations of leave laws, and violations of wage and hours laws, among others, and has participated in related mediation, arbitration, and private settlement negotiations. 

In addition, J.T. has provided general counseling to clients on a variety of legal issues related to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, GINA, NLRA, FMLA, FLSA, the WARN Act, and equivalent state statutes. He has advised employers on their practices, policies, and procedures, and has prepared employment handbooks. J.T. also has prepared various employment agreements, client memoranda, case analyses, and has written articles published on labor and employment blogs.

Employment History

  • 2012 - Reed Smith
  • 2009 - Hunton & Williams
    • Associate, Labor and Employment Law Division (2011)
    • Law Clerk, Labor and Employment Law Division (2009)
  • 2008 – U.S. House of Representatives
    • Law Clerk/Intern, Office of Congressman Tim Ryan
  • 2008 – U.S. Department of Defense
    • Law Clerk/Extern, Office of the General Counsel, International Affairs
  • 2007 – U.S. Senate
    • Law Clerk/Intern, Office of Senator Sherrod Brown

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association