M. Lance Holden, Esquire
Lance Holden was born in Gainesville, Florida. After graduating from Winter Haven High School and Polk Community College, he graduated with high honors from the University of Florida with a BSBA in 1980, and 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 (the highest) from the Martindale-Hubbell. Lance is a member of the Florida Justice Association. He is also a member of the 10th Judicial Circuit Bench-Bar Committee, as well as the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and is a founding member of the Tenth Circuit’s Fairness & Diversity Committee. He has served as past chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, past chair of the Florida Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and past President of the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association.
Lance has achieved many multimillion dollar verdicts in Florida, including a fiercely contested trial for which the Polk County jury awarded in excess of $43 million, and he is a long-time member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He continues to participate as an Eagle Sponsor of the Florida Justice Association. Lance is married to Mia Marotti 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 church Praise Band; 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 include professional malpractice, wrongful death, and serious injury. He has proven to be a highly successful trial attorney who aggressively and skillfully fights injustice.