Holly Maestas

Holly Maestas

Holly joined the law firm of Lawson & Beck 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 law, 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 with regard to civil rights and employment law matters and has represented organizations, institutions, and state agencies with regard to regulatory compliance in the areas of privacy, constitutional law, and civil rights.  Holly has also represented clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, at both the state and the federal levels, criminal appeals, at both the state and the federal levels, and juvenile defense.  Holly has also 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, 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.   


  • 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

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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