Holly Maestas

Holly Maestas

Holly joined the law firm of Lawson, Beck & Sandlin in 2020 as a senior member of the firm’s litigation team.  Prior to joining the firm, Holly managed her own law practice focusing primarily on litigation, employment law, civil rights, family law, and criminal defense. 

Holly has handled hundreds of family law litigation matters and enjoys helping families move on to a brighter future.

Holly has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation, including general contract, tort, and civil litigation, constitutional law/civil rights, employment law, and education/school law matters. 

Holly has served as an investigator and legal advisor in corporate, organization, institution, school, and university settings involving formal Title IX complaints, allegations of inappropriate or unlawful conduct (including sexual harassment), privacy/privilege violations, and HIPAA violations, as well as general regulatory compliance issues.  

Holly has also represented clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, at the municipal, state and federal levels, criminal appeals, at both the state and the federal levels, and juvenile defense.  Holly has served as an assistant public defender at the state level.  Holly has succeeded in resolving many criminal cases favorably simply by pursuing a diligent investigation in to methods employed by law enforcement and the prosecution and then comparing her findings with the applicable law.

Holly is a registered mediator, for general civil matters, with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Holly also enjoys representing landlords in eviction matters.  

Holly, her husband Matt, and their two boys, live in Peachtree City.  They enjoy spending time together and being outdoors.  Holly loves snow skiing, traveling, and occasionally writes poetry.  

 Practice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Divorce/Family Law
  • Constitutional Law/Civil Rights
  • Employment Law (Plaintiff & Defense)
  • School/Education Law
  • Institutional Investigator
  • Title IX
  • Sexual Harassment/Allegations of Unlawful Conduct
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Privilege/Privacy
  • Landlord/Evictions
  • Mediation


  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • B.S., International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.S., Spanish, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution – Registered Mediator

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Published Opinions

  • United States v. Williams, No.: 1:17-cv-00004 (WLS)(M.D. Ga. 2018)
  • Barnes v. Zaccari, 757 F.Supp.2d 1313 (N.D. Ga. 2010)
  • Barnes v. Zaccari, 669 F.3d 1295 (11th Cir. 2012)
  • Barnes v. Zaccari, 7:12-cv-89 (HL)(July 24, 2013).

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