David J. Holdsworth BIO
David J. Holdsworth has represented employees for over 30 years in a great variety of state and federal forums. He has substantial experience in handling unemployment hearings, workers’ compensation claims, claims alleging discrimination, reviewing and negotiating severance agreements, and representing employees in claims alleging wrongful termination and treatment. He has been involved in over a hundred unemployment hearings and has handled hundreds of claims before the Utah Labor Commission.
He has also handled claims for overtime compensation, disputes about non-compete agreements, and claims for short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. He represented an employee in the first case filed in Utah federal court under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
He has also been involved in representing claimants in claims for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, handling such claims from intake to appeals with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also certified to represent veterans in claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mr. Holdsworth has argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Holdsworth has a particular interest in counseling federal and state government employees in matters of discipline, disability retirement. He was plaintiff’s counsel in a landmark case establishing the right of a federal employee to reassignment as a reasonable accommodation. See Woodman v. Runyon. He is one of the few lawyers in Utah who practice in the federal workers’ compensation area. He also counsels represents state government before the State Career Service Review Board and federal employees before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
He is a past president of the Utah Employment Lawyers Association and has lectured before bar groups on workers’ compensation, ADA and FMLA issues.
Mr. Holdsworth is also active in his local church and community and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Board of Trustees for the Alta Canyon Sports and Recreation Center.
In those moments when he is not working, he enjoys running, collecting books, and spending time with his wife of 37 years, Annette, and his grandchildren.
Jeff D. Holdsworth BIO
Jeff D. Holdsworth specializes in employment law. He has substantial experience in handling unemployment hearings, claims alleging discrimination and retaliation, reviewing and negotiating severance agreements, and representing employees in claims alleging wrongful termination and treatment. He has been involved in numerous unemployment hearings, and claims before the Utah Labor Commission. He routinely represents parties in mediations with the Utah Labor Commission and with the Utah Court of Appeals. He has also handled claims for wage and hour violations, claims for commissions, overtime compensation, and disputes about non-compete agreements.
Mr. Holdsworth has also been involved in representing claimants in claims for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, handling such claims from intake to appeals with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is an active member of the Utah Employment Lawyers Association and a member of the Utah State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.
During law school, Mr. Holdsworth founded and served as the president of the Creighton Employment & Labor Law Society. Mr. Holdsworth also clerked for the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, representing state agencies in cases dealing with employment law matters and in other areas of general civil litigation.
Outside of work, Mr. Holdsworth loves spending time with his beautiful wife and two children, traveling, watching and playing sports, reading excellent literature, and being involved in his church and local community.
First time experience here and it was amazing
I came to Dave in June 2019 when I had lost all hope. No one would listen but he did. He fought for me when I wanted to give up. I could never thank you enough for sticking up for me and helping me through the most difficult year of my life. I will always be grateful. For me this wasn’t just a win, it was getting back a little piece of me and giving me hope.
Dave is the best
I love him he is a way good lawyer :)
David helped me with an unemployment case. He did good.
I love David Holdsworth. He has handled my disability case since 2014. He is knowledgeable in his area of law and will always return your call. Very nice man, and a great attorney.
Great job done by a great attorney!
After months of representing myself against my employer because no attorney would meet with me much less listen David actually met with me and listened as he took notes for almost 2 hours. I knoew he will represent my case wonderfully.
He is awesome. He knows what he is doing. He helps prepare you for court. I appreciate his support and knowledge.
I had a injury claim with my employer for my workers comp being denied, David Holdsworth helped me when No One else would. He went above and beyond to help me with my case and we ended up getting my employers to settle to make things go away and keep it from reaching a judge. David Holdsworth is a Great guy and Lawyer who wont disappoint you.
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