Brandon P. Holt
Attorney at Law
Education & Experience
- American Military University- B.A. Political Science
- University of Idaho, College of Law- J.D.
Best Oralist, 26th Annual McNichols Moot Court Competition
Best Brief, 24th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
Managing Editor, Critical Legal Studies Journal
CALI Awards for Excellence
LRW TA, Professor Running
- First Judicial District, Idaho
Staff Attorney, Hon. Rich Christensen
Memberships & Associations
- Washington State Bar Association
- Benton Franklin County Bar Association
- Benton Franklin Young Lawyers Division
- U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington
- Idaho State Bar Association
- Kootenai County Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American Bar Association
Brandon was raised in Southern California and graduated with a G.E.D. from an alternative school. He pursued a B.A. in Political Science with American Military University while in service to the United States Army and a Georgia Police Department. Brandon then moved to Northern Idaho to attend the University of Idaho College of Law where he graduated in 2016 and spent the next year-and-a-half as Judge Rich Christensen’s Staff Attorney in the First Judicial District of Idaho.
Brandon and his wife decided to move to Tri-Cities when they learned that their son was on his way. Brandon’s wife, LeeAnn Holt, is native to the area and went to Kamiakin High School. Prior to joining Purcell Law, Brandon practiced exclusively in family law at a local family law firm. Currently, Brandon primarily focuses on family law and domestic relation matters.
I understand what it’s like to grow up in a co-parenting arrangement. I understand what it’s like to live away from your spouse and children. Much of my experience as a child and father has and continues to shape my approach as a family law attorney.
Three of the first five years of my daughter’s life, I was in Baghdad, Iraq; but to my daughter, it wasn’t where I was that was important, it was where I wasn’t. I wasn’t there. For better or for worse, for personal development or for answering the call of duty, children and families are impacted when one parent isn’t there. I understood that as child, I understand it as a father, and I now understand it as a family law attorney. The contours created by that understanding focus my perspective on the long term, what really matters.
After my tenure in the Army as Combat Medic attached to an Infantry Unit, where I witnessed first-hand the impact distance and absence had on families, I joined the Macon (Georgia) Police Department, and was quickly promoted to Violent Crimes Detective (investigating murder, rape, and robbery), where I witnessed first-hand the impact violence and neglect had on families. I also witnessed the impact false allegations had on children and families. After investigating dozens of homicides, hundreds of robberies and sexual assaults, I understand the impact trauma has on families and children. Through the lens of that understanding, I’m able to maintain a big-picture perspective even when confronted with an immediate event.
Families matter. Parents matter. And children matter. I care deeply about families and I demonstrate that care by doing everything I can to help people going through tough times – by focusing on the long term, and by focusing on the big picture. My energy and passion come from waking up every morning knowing that I get to do what I love – protect and preserve families.