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Al Holifield

Name: Al Holifield
Company: Holifield Janich Rachal Ferrera, PLLC
Title: Founder

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Al Holifield is the co-founder of Holifield & Janich, focusing his practice in the areas of employee benefits law, employee benefits litigation, health care compliance, employment law, employment litigation and business law. He represents local and national companies from various industries including hospitals, insurance companies, restaurants, doctors’ offices, government contractors, and construction companies.

In August 2015, Mr. Holifield was appointed as the Employer Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law for the Employee Benefits Committee.  In 2013, Mr. Holifield was recognized as a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He earned his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation through the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized locally by his fellow attorneys as one of the best employee benefits attorneys in the Knoxville, Tennessee area (2010-2015) as voted upon annually in CityView magazine.

Mr. Holifield is also a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and has co-chaired the ABA Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Fiduciary Responsibility from 2008 through 2013. He has also served as the Track Coordinator for the ABA 2013 National Labor and Employment Annual Meeting.  Mr. Holifield is admitted to the United States Tax Court.  He also serves on the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors.

Mr. Holifield teaches Employee Benefits Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law as an adjunct professor. He is a contributing author to BNA’s Employee Benefits Law (3rd Ed. 2012) and to ERISA Litigation (5th Ed. 2014). He has served as President of the Tennessee Valley Employee Benefits Council and speaks nationwide on employee benefit matters, including HIPAA, HITECH, and the Affordable Care Act.


J.D./M.B.A. – University of Tennessee, 1992
B.S., Business Administration and Management – University of Southern Mississippi, 1988
Licensed to practice in Tennessee

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