Holly Engelmann, P.C. is a results-oriented and client-focused litigation and trial attorney with nearly 20 years of experience handling complex litigation. Holly’s practice focuses on litigation, particularly patent litigation, but also extending to complex commercial litigation, residential mortgage-backed securities litigation, insurance recovery, and bankruptcy. With clients drawn from the ranks of industry leaders and private equity firms, she has amassed substantial experience managing high-stakes litigation from client inception through verdict and settlement.
Holly also served as in-house legal counsel while on secondment at Ericsson, working with that company’s patent assertion and litigation groups. In that capacity, she managed internal business and legal aspects of preparing for and participating in multifront patent litigation in federal district court and the ITC related to Ericsson’s wireless technologies.
Holly is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, where she was an editor of the Southern Methodist University Law Review, inductee to The Order of Barristers, and Best Advocate of the Year award recipient. During law school, Holly interned for Justice Craig T. Enoch of the Supreme Court of Texas, and Justice David W. Chew of the Eighth Court of Appeals of Texas, and served as Ticketmaster’s first legal intern.
Prior to law school, Holly taught high school mathematics and served as the cheerleading coach and class advisor at John Glenn High School in Norwalk, California.
Holly earned a B.A. in mathematics from Whittier College while also serving as the Sports Editor of The Quaker Campus School Paper and was a player and captain of the basketball team.
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D.
- Editor, Southern Methodist University Law Review
- Whittier College, B.A.
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2021-present
- McKool Smith
- Partner/Associate, 2003-2021
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
- University of North Texas, College of Law
- Adjunct Professor of Practice Foundations, 2016-present
- Center for Women in Law
- Circle of Leaders
Dallas Women Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards
Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers, 2019
Listed in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010-2013
Civic and Charitable Activities
Attorneys Serving the Community
Selected Speaking Engagements
Speaker, 2019 Women in Law Institute, October 3, 2019
Speaker, ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Orientation, Dallas, Texas, June 2, 2016
Speaker, Silicon Valley IP Enforcement and Monetization Summit, Palo Alto, California, April 21, 2016
Speaker, International Women’s Leadership Forum, Managing Intellectual Property, New York City, June 6, 2015