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Frederick (Wade) Holder

Frederick (Wade) Holder

Senior Associate / Tampa

Wade Holder focuses his legal practice on the representation of employers in issues related to labor and employment law. 

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Wade gained extensive judicial experience, most recently as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable John E. Steele of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division and earlier as a Senior Judicial Law Clerk in the First District Court of Appeals. These positions allowed him to research various areas of federal and state law and civil and criminal appellate issues. He also drafted judicial opinions and orders ruling on pre- and post-trial motions, prepared jury instructions for civil and criminal trials, and drafted bench memoranda on civil and criminal appellate cases.

While in law school, Wade was a Senior Member of the Law Review and Associate Article Selection Editor of the Business Law Review. He also won two Book Awards for Florida Criminal Practice I and Writing for the Courts.