Visiting Professor of Law
Kimberly Slay Holmes has practiced law in public and private sectors in both legal and administrative capacities since 1987.
Holmes most recently served as general counsel and deputy chief of staff for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton during his second term. She served as Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue with responsibility for tax litigation for the State of Minnesota.
She founded Holmes Law Firm with offices in Louisiana and later Minnesota. She practiced tax litigation, complex business litigation, juvenile law, family law, employment, and insurance law for 15 years and served as a special master for the East Baton Rouge Parish District Court.
As ad hoc hearing officer, Holmes presided over and issued judicial opinions in tax cases brought before the Louisiana Tax Commission. As the chief legal advisor for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, she was responsible for all tax litigation at the state level.
In her first stint as a law professor, Holmes directed the Juvenile Clinical Education Program and taught Criminal Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Family Law at Southern University Law Center.
She was an assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice, litigating civil rights and torts cases in state and federal court.
J.D., Southern University Law Center
B.A., Public Administration, Drake University
Office of Governor of Minnesota
General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Holmes Law Firm
General Counsel and Owner
Louisiana Department of Revenue
Deputy General Counsel; Chief Legal Advisor and Legal Administrator
Southern University Law Center
Managing Attorney and Law Professor of the Juvenile Law Clinic
Louisiana Department of Justice
Assistant Attorney General
Richard, Mulmore and Mitchell
Attorney and Law Clerk