Marilyn Holifield: Breaking barriers in the field of law
Litigation Partner Marilyn Holifield was profiled in the April 8-14 edition of The Miami Times' Womens History Profile titled, "Marilyn Holifield: Breaking barriers in the field of law."
The article chronicles Holifield's struggles of growing up in a segregated America to being recruited to Holland & Knight by the late Chesterfield Smith and making history as the first Black woman to be a partner with a major Florida law firm. Holifield accredits her success to her role models – her parents. She regrets that they were not alive to see President Obama's inauguration, but was fortunate to meet Michelle Obama (click to see the picture below) at a fundraiser in 2008 during his campaign. "I have been extremely fortunate," she humbly said. "I am grateful for the opportunities that I have had in my life. I enjoy my life and what I do."