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About the Firm

When it comes to hiring an attorney, you want one that you have confidence in and to whom you can relate. An attorney also needs to be trustworthy and be surrounded by a staff that is organized, efficient, and will patiently answer the many questions that will certainly arise throughout your case. Everything should be explained in such a way that you are comfortable with the way your case is being handled and you can better understand the process.

All of our clients receive personal, one-on-one attention from the attorney they hire as well as the support and attention of our firm’s experienced paralegal and administrative staff.

Meet our Winter Haven Team

Tammy Noyes

Tammy-FeaturedTammy Noyes, a lifelong resident of Auburndale, is a Florida Registered Paralegal who has worked with Mr. Holden for more than 15 years. She is extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice cases and will assist Mr. Holden with every detail of your own case. You can expect prompt attention to your phone calls and you can be assured that your case will be handled professionally and skillfully.






Melody Johnson

Melody-FeaturedMelody Johnson, a Winter Haven High School and University of Florida graduate, has worked with Mr. Holden for more than 8 years. She is an administrative assistant for the Winter Haven office. She also serves as the receptionist and will welcome you on your visits. Prior to working at the Winter Haven office, Melody was a school teacher for the Polk County School Board.






Lance Holden

Lance-FeaturedLance Holden was born in Gainesville, Florida. He graduated from Winter Haven High School and Polk Community College in 1978. He then graduated with high honors from the University of Florida in 1980 with a BSBA. He then received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983. Lance is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, the United States Middle District Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Claims Court.

He is recognized as a board-certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and has achieved an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell (its highest rating and a rating by one’s peers). Lance is a member of the Florida Justice Association. He has served as past chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, past chair of the Florida Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and is the current President of the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association. Lance is also a member of the 10th Judicial Circuit Bench-Bar Committee, as well as the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.

Lance has achieved many multimillion dollar verdicts in Florida, including a fiercely contested trial in July 2007 for which the jury awarded in excess of $43 million. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Lance is happily married to Mia Holden, a lifelong resident of Winter Haven, and the proud father of two children, Spencer and Paige. Lance is involved in numerous community activities including the Praise Band at Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven; past president of the Lake Region Rotary Club; past president of Polk Community College Alumni Association; and former board member of the Girls Club of Winter Haven. He has also coached multiple youth sports teams in Polk County.

Lance’s primary areas of practice are professional malpractice, wrongful death, and serious injury. He has proven to be a highly successful trial attorney who will aggressively and skillfully fight injustice.