Melissa L. Holtzer



Melissa Holtzer

Ms. Holtzer graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2002 and obtained her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2005. She is admitted to practice law before the New York State courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern and Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Ms. Holtzer began her legal career representing individuals in employment discrimination litigation and other employment-related disputes. Prior to joining Sokoloff Stern LLP, she represented corporations, municipalities, and school districts in employment and civil rights litigation.

At Sokoloff Stern LLP, Ms. Holtzer represents municipalities and school districts in general liability, employment and civil rights litigation, with a stellar trial and appellate record in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative tribunals such as the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Education, and the New York State Department of Labor. She serves as special counsel to employers, conducting internal investigation into complaints of discrimination, counsels clients regarding employment issues, and assists individuals negotiating employment disputes with their corporate employers.

Ms. Holtzer serves as a mock judge for the American Bar Association’s annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition and judges law student competitions held at Hofstra University School of Law and St. John’s University School of Law.