William & Mary
Helivi L. Holland

Helivi L. Holland

Degrees: J.D., William & Mary Law School; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Email: [[hlholland]]
Alt. Email: hholland@suffolkva.us
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Currently serving as Suffolk's city attorney. Previously served as the director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice. Prior to her state appointment, Holland worked as a deputy city attorney in Suffolk. In that capacity, she represented the Suffolk Department of Social Services in child welfare cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. She also supervised all the assistant city attorneys and support staff of the city attorney’s office, wrote and managed the office’s budget, represented the Department of Human Resources, served on the Management Advisory Team of the city and served as the liaison to the courts of the city. Member of First Baptist Church Mahan Street and a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in the Suffolk Alumnae Chapter. Served on the boards of directors at the Children’s Center, Suffolk Education Foundation, Suffolk chapter of the American Red Cross and the Genieve Shelter. Prior to being in the Suffolk city attorney’s office, Holland was a prosecutor in the Portsmouth and Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s offices, where she prosecuted major juvenile crimes. For 12 years, she also served as an adjunct professor at Paul D. Camp Community College, teaching on two campuses as well as at a Virginia Department of Corrections facility. Remains qualified as a guardian ad litem, an attorney who represents a child’s interests in court cases. Holland’s work as a prosecutor earned her the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice’s Victim Assistance Award and the NOBLE National Lloyd Sealy Award and the Community Services Award for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Holland was elected to a two-year term as Old Dominion Bar Association President May 30, 2014.

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