Talis C. Trevino

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Talis Trevino is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. Ms. Trevino focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Ms. Trevino is experienced in representing clients in state and federal court through all stages of litigation, including pleadings, motion practice, mediation and discovery. Her cases range from contractual disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, restrictive covenant and fiduciary duty claims to alleged violations of federal and state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) laws, Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), antitrust, deceptive and unfair business and trade practices, product liability litigation and employment-related disputes.

Ms. Trevino is passionate about community service and pro bono work. She has served as chair of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society's Advisory Committee as well as the Atlanta Bar Association's Women in the Profession Section. Her active pro bono practice includes representing victims of domestic violence in obtaining protective orders, assisting indigent clients in obtaining divorces and adult guardianships, and helping clients apply for and obtain legal name changes.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Trevino practiced at an AmLaw 100 firm in Atlanta. During law school, she was a staff editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.

Representative Experience

  • Assisting national counsel for an international hospitality company in human trafficking litigation brought under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA)
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for a national broadcasting company in a Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA) putative class action lawsuit
  • Represented companies in the investigation and defense of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims brought by current and former employees
  • Defended a hospital client against a former employer for breach of non-competition agreements
  • Assisted a national broadcasting company with response to a government third-party subpoena investigating violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA)
  • Advised multiple companies on preparation of non-disclosure, non-solicitation, non-interference, non-competition, non-disparagement, release and confidentiality agreements


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section, Chair, 2022-2023; Board Member, 2018-2024
  • Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Member, 2016-2023
  • Yale Club of Georgia, Programs Chair, 2018-2023
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Atlanta, Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Publications

    Speaking Engagements