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African-American Attorney Profile of Eric Holder

Updated on: 4/26/2021

african american attorney seattleIn 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.

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