Michael Holecek is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation both in the trial court and on appeal. He has first-chair trial experience and has successfully tried to verdict both jury and bench trials. He has also argued numerous appeals to the California Court of Appeal, including Rodriquez v. Menjivar, 243 Cal. App. 4th 816 (2015), and Jaime G. v. H.L., 25 Cal. App. 5th 794 (2018), in which he obtained complete reversals of adverse trial court rulings for his client, in published opinions.
In 2017, Mr. Holecek was selected by the Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation as a 2017 HALO Award winner for his work on behalf of domestic-violence survivors. He was also honored as a winner of Gibson Dunn’s Frank Wheat Memorial Award for his commitment to pro bono work.
Mr. Holecek serves on the Board of Directors of Family Violence Appellate Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal representation to domestic violence survivors.
Mr. Holecek earned his law degree with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. While at Chicago, he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. Mr. Holecek was runner-up in the Hinton Moot Court Competition and winner of the Karl Llewellyn Cup and the Thomas R. Mulroy Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. He was a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Holecek graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Fine Art.
Before attending law school, he founded and served as Managing Director of ERA Real Estate, the second largest residential real estate network in the Czech Republic.
Mr. Holecek is admitted to practice in the State of California.