Holmes Law Offices is located in Waterbury, CT serving clients throughout Connecticut in complex legal matters involving civil litigation, employment law, business and family law. Whatever your legal issue, you can rely on attorney Michelle N. Holmes to bring clarity and focus to your case, she will be an advocate for your interests. At the Holmes Law Offices they will work closely with you to seek a favorable resolution.

Michelle N. Holmes, founder of the firm since 2005 has been practicing law for over Twenty years and is a leader in representing individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace, injured or wrongfully accused. She also has experience in litigating Trade Secret cases as well as other complex business matters.  Ms. Holmes is sought after by up and coming small businesses to provide them with legal counsel in the area of Non-Compete Agreements as well as Confidentiality provisions. During her tenure, she has taken numerous federal and state cases to trial and is an experienced and aggressive litigator. She has appeared in the Superior Courts across the State of Connecticut, the Supreme Court for Connecticut, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Holmes also handles administrative proceedings, including appearing before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Unemployment Appeals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration. She has spoken on behalf of plaintiff’s civil rights before our State Legislature and was instrumental in the overhaul of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections Sexual Harassment policies and procedures. Ms. Holmes clerked and worked for Attorney Karen Lee Torre, leading civil rights attorney from New Haven and Attorney Elliot Spector from West Hartford, providing Municipal Defense particularly to police officers across the State of Connecticut. Attorney Holmes has the innate ability to see the questions of law from both a plaintiff and defense perspective an employee and employer perspective, thereby giving her and her clients a distinct advantage in the Courts or Administrative arena. She is a true litigator and not afraid to go to trial or take matters on appeal. As result, her cases are often resolved even before trial in the most satisfactory manner for her clients. Ms. Holmes secret to success has been the dedication to her clients and her unstopping diligence to obtain a favorable outcome.

Admission Details

  • 1998, Connecticut
  • 1999, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School Attended

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Class of 1998, J.D.

University Attended

  • Central Connecticut State University, Class of 1994, B.S.

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  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    Michelle is Awesome! She took the time to hear my case and accepted it right away, where as other attorneys gave me the run around. She even met with me during the height of Covid-19 which I was very impressed with. She was very thorough a...
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    5.0/5.0

    Ms. Holmes Is an incredible attorney, extremely professional whose dedication to law and her clients is completely unmatched in the industry. Her committed dedication to her case and empathetic courtesy to her clients goes above and beyond...
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    5.0/5.0

    I am very thankful to have had Michelle as my attorney. She was professional, supportive, and dedicated to providing the best legal services available to me as a client. She was not only effective at explaining the process but was always ...
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    5.0/5.0

    It was a great experience working with Michelle she was on top of everything she did exactly what I wanted and more. I would go to her again if I need to and I would recommend her to anyone she was very compassionate she cared and that's w...
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    5.0/5.0

    Attorney Holmes is absolutely fantastic! I had an employment agreement that I needed counsel on and Attorney Holmes turned it around within a day and provided her feedback and recommendations for me to move forwards. I cannot express how mu...
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