MIKE HOLLEY, FIRST ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Mike Holley is a native Texan who moved to Spring in 2006. Mike started his career in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. The Army then sent Mike to law school, and he subsequently became a Military Prosecutor and Paratrooper in the 18th Airborne Corps in North Carolina. Assignments as a Military Defense Attorney in Korea, Japan, and Thailand followed.
Mike was deployed to Iraq in 2004 to be the Chief Prosecutor in the Abu Ghraib Detainee Abuse cases. Following this one-year assignment, Mike served as a Professor of Criminal Law. Mike left the Army as a Major after 13 years of service. He then worked for six years at one of the country’s best private law firms, the Lanier Law Firm, but ultimately desired to return to prosecution work.
For the last 4 years, Mike has been a Felony prosecutor and Chief of the Misdemeanor Division. Mike assisted in the creation of our county’s Veterans Court, prosecuted Animal Cruelty cases and served on the Vehicular Crimes call-out team. Mike spends a substantial amount of his time training new lawyers and law enforcement officers in the County, and he has spoken at various conferences across the state and the country.
Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University and The Texas Tech School of Law, and he has a Masters of Law from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mike has been married to his amazing wife, Renee, for 25 years. Mike and Renee have four children.
As the First Assistant District Attorney of Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Mike is responsible for the day to day management of the office including the preparation and presentation of the annual budget.