Rachel Holzer is Senior Counsel in Tyson Mendes’ Las Vegas office. Her practice areas include insurance bad faith defense and coverage litigation, general liability, and construction defect. Ms. Holzer has extensive experience practicing in Nevada’s state and federal courts, including the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.
Ms. Holzer takes pride in strategic litigation planning, and has resolved numerous cases through dispositive motion practice; often extricating her clients from litigation in the early stages and securing attorney fee awards. Ms. Holzer has also obtained defense verdicts in arbitration proceedings and successfully negotiated favorable settlements for her clients. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Holzer worked as an environmental scientist; performing Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, as well as toxic mold and asbestos assessments and remediation.
Ms. Holzer earned her B.A. in Ecological Studies from Seattle University. Ms. Holzer attended William S. Boyd Law School in 2006, and competed with the moot court team at the prestigious Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, held at Brooklyn Law School. While in law school, she worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable James C. Mahan, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Ms. Holzer went on to serve Judge Mahan as a judicial law clerk upon graduating from law school in 2009.
Ms. Holzer moved to Las Vegas in 1991. When she is not at the office, she is on her bicycle training. She won the Six-Hour World Time Trial Championship in 2016. Ms. Holzer currently holds the world record in the discipline for every female age group, having travelled 127.2 miles in under six hours. She has also won gold medals in the Maters’ Pan American Games in the time trial and road racing disciplines.