Elected Member

Melinda K. Holmes

Washington, DC
Murphy Anderson PLLC
Northwestern University, B.A.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Mindy Holmes is a partner in the Washington office of Murphy Anderson. She has over two decades of experience representing public- and private-sector unions, a federal employee health-benefits plan, and non-profit organizations.  She has represented unions at all levels and across a variety of industries and workplaces. Her advocacy has spanned different forums as well, from the NLRB to federal and state court to rights and interest arbitration. 

Ms. Homes's practice includes arbitration, litigation, negotiation, governance, and advice and counsel on a wide array of issues of interest to labor unions and workers.  She is General Counsel to a national postal union, and the first woman of color to lead the legal department of a major labor organization. 

Ms. Holmes has contributed to civic programs, pro bono matters, and bar activities. She was a founding board member of the D.C. Employment Justice Center, and served as national co-chair of the AFL-CIO's 2008 non-partisan voter-protection program.  She presently is a member of the AFL-CIO Union Lawyer Alliance Board of Directors, Chair of the ULA's Diversity and Racial Justice Committee, and a long-time supporter of the ULA’s Lawyers of Color Caucus.  Her pro bono work has spanned discrimination cases to staffing legal clinics.  Outside of professional endeavors, she has contributed numerous hours and support through leadership roles and volunteer activities at her children’s schools and with organizations that promote equity and quality in education, health care, and voting. 

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Areas of Expertise
Health Law
Employment Law
Labor Law (Employment Law)