One of the lawyers who brought the fight for gay marriage all the way to the Supreme Court was based right here in Memphis. It was a major accomplishment considering the justices only hear about 5% of the cases brought to the high court.
During the summer of 2013, a group of lawyers in Tennessee along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights began to look at marriage recognition in Tennessee. Nashville attorney Abby Rubenfeld, with whom Holland had worked on employment cases, asked Holland if she might be interested in joining the legal team. Holland agreed and the team filed a lawsuit seeking recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples who had been married out of state.
Maureen T. Holland, esq., owner of Holland and Associates PC, is the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) 27th recipient of the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award for outstanding achievement in the legal profession. She will be recognized during AWA's 36th annual Banquet Jan. 21, 2016.