Faith and Politics in Election Season

Holly Hollman is the general counsel and associate executive director of BJC, which provides legal analysis of church-state issues before Congress, the courts and administrative authorities. Her work includes preparing briefings from friends of the court, issuing briefings for conference personnel, and presentations for research institutions and religious groups. She regularly consults with churches, individuals and organizations on religious freedom issues and writes a column for BJC’s magazine Report from the Capital. Hollman often discusses matters pertaining to church-state relations with members of the media and has appeared in numerous publications and broadcasts. She is the co-host of the Respecting Religion series on the BJC Podcast.

Hollman is also an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she co-teaches the Church-State Law Seminar.

Prior to joining BJC, Hollman was a private attorney specializing in employment law and litigation. She practiced in companies in Nashville, Tennessee, and in the District of Columbia. She is a member of the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Tennessee State Bars.

Hollman received a BA in politics from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served on the Tennessee Law Review and the National Moot Court Team.

Hollman and her husband, Jay Smith, have two sons and live in Falls Church, Virginia.

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