Shawn Holley

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Shawn Chapman Holley is an American defense attorney.[1]

Holley attended UCLA and Southwestern University School of Law. She began her career in the Los Angeles public defender's office before being hired by Johnnie Cochran. She eventually became the Managing Partner of The Cochran Firm and was a member of O.J. Simpson's legal defense team, dubbed the "Dream Team."

She has represented a number of celebrity clients, including Kim Kardashian, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan.[2][3] She currently works for the firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert.[4]

Holley was chief legal correspondent for the E! Network, as well as an on-air legal analyst for KABC Eyewitness News in Los Angeles. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, Court TV, Fox News and CNN.[1] Additionally Holley is a visiting faculty lecturer at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University in New York City.[1]

In the 2016 FX Miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson, Holley was portrayed by Angel Parker.

Personal life[edit]

Her husband is musician Dorian Holley. They have three children.


  1. ^ a b c "Shawn Holley". Best Lawyers. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ Cottle, Michelle (December 17, 2012). "Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Shawn Holley". Newsweek.
  3. ^ "The Formula for Success". Marie Claire. April 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Alumni Profile: Shawn Holley '88". Southwestern Law School. September 10, 2013.