The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

While attending the University of the Pacific, Marlin Holmoe worked as a Law Clerk for the United States Attorneys Office, prosecuting misdemeanors. While waiting his Bar results, he worked as an Associate Attorney for a Civil Procedure professor at University of the Pacific. Marlin began working as a workers' compensation defense attorney with Mullen & Filippi in 1991, becoming an Associate Partner in 2000. Throughout the years, Marlin has conducted many seminars on topics in various areas of workers' compensation law.

Education

Marlin graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977 and began that year with the United States Forest Service in the Sequoia Mountains of Eastern Bakersfield. Thereafter,he became a firefighter for California Department of Forestry, working three years out of Santa Rosa, and then 3 years for the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska and Nevada. It was then that Marlin was struck by the inspiration of the law, and obtained his Legal Assistance Certificate from USD in 1984. He moved to Sacramento and began a company conducting legislative research and writing for firms in Los Angeles and San Diego. in 1989 he graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Law.

Professional Membership

Marlin became a member of the State Bar of California in 1989, the U.S. District Court of California, Eastern District in 1990 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001. Marlin is also a member of the Sacramento County Bar, California Applicant’s Attorney’s Association, the Santa Clara County Bar and SBICA.

Personal Note

One of my greatest legal moments recalled, is in 2001, when I was invited and took my son for a private meeting with Justice Anthony Kennedy, my Constitutional Law professor at UOP, who after delivering the case of the day, swore me into membership of the United States Supreme Court.

One of my passions is sailing the San Francisco Bay. In my spare time I like to build and fly scale airplanes.