Updated on: 4/26/2021
In recognition of Black History Month Davis Law Group, a Seattle personal injury firm, would like to profile a historical African-American lawyer. This year we would like to recognize Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the office of United States Attorney General.
Holder was sworn into office on February 3, 2009. Before taking office Holder had served as a judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a United States Attorney. He had worked as Deput Attorney General of the United States and had also worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington DC. He also worked as a senior legal advisor to Senator Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
Eric Holder was born in the Bronx in New York City and attended Columbia University.