Holland & Hart attorney Mary York has been appointed by the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Board of Regents to serve as a member of the Judicial Independence Committee for its 2022-2023 term. The ACTL is an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds in North America. Mary was inducted to the ACTL Fellowship in 2022.
The Judicial Independence Committee's mandate is to monitor developments related to the importance of an independent judiciary; to coordinate, publicize, and track the College’s timely response to threats to the judiciary or attacks on judges; to promote the College’s support of fair and impartial courts at the state, province and federal level; and to recommend initiatives, as appropriate, to engage the College and Fellows in educating the public regarding the judiciary’s rule in protecting the rule of law.
Mary’s practice focuses on condemnation cases, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. She helps her clients assess legal issues, evaluate resolution options, and achieve favorable outcomes. As a former Deputy Attorney General for the Idaho Transportation Department and an experienced trail lawyer, Mary applies her understanding of the range of factors that contribute to litigation and settlement proceedings to anticipate opposing counsel’s strategies and identify stronger positions for her clients.