Legal Advocacy Rooted in Experience

Holly Vietzke, Esq., brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her practice at Holly Lynch Law LLC. A graduate of Boston University and Massachusetts School of Law (magna cum laude), Holly's journey has been defined by a commitment to education.

Empowering Communities Through Education

Before establishing her own firm, Holly served as a professor at the Massachusetts School of Law for 17 years. Her passion for education extended beyond the classroom, as she dedicated six years to the North Andover School Committee. Additionally, Holly devoted five years to the board of her town's SEPAC, gaining invaluable insight into the challenges faced by parents and schools in special education.

A Personal Commitment to Every Child

As a parent of a child with disabilities, Holly's personal experiences fuel her dedication to ensuring every child receives the education they deserve.

Community Engagement Beyond the Courtroom

Outside of her legal practice, Holly remains actively involved in her community. She volunteers her time for programs like Understanding Our Differences in North Andover elementary schools, fostering understanding and inclusivity among children. Holly's commitment to youth extends to sports, where she has coached softball for over a decade and served as a volunteer softball commissioner for eight years, advocating for improved athletic opportunities for girls, and currently serves on boards for the high school athletic association and youth sports.

Professional Affiliations

Holly's professional affiliations and engagements reflect her commitment to advocacy and education. She has served on numerous boards, including:

  • Board of Directors, Fidelity House CRC, 2017-2021

  • Board of Directors, Dyspraxia Foundation, 2012-2015

  • Board of Directors, Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, 2019-2021

  • Volunteer, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, 2017-2018

  • Member, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

  • Member, Special Needs Advocacy Network, 2018-2021

  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

  • Member, Special Needs Steering Committee, Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA

  • Co-Chair, Publications Committee, Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA

Community Involvement

Holly's multifaceted contributions to her community and her field exemplify her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact wherever she goes.

  • North Andover Athletics Association, 2022-Present

  • North Andover Booster Club, 2016-Present

  • North Andover School Committee, 2017-2023

  • Board of Directors, Rolling Ridge Conference & Retreat Center, 2016-2021

  • North Andover Parent Resource Network, 2012-2017

  • North Andover Parent Advisory Council, 2011-2017

  • Commissioner and Coach, North Andover Booster Club Softball, 2014-2022

Speaking Engagements

Her dedication to legal education is evident in her speaking engagements and published works, where she shares her expertise on topics ranging from special education to animal rights advocacy.

  • Basic Rights in Special Education Presentation, Haverhill SEPAC (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023); North Andover SEPAC (2021, 2022, 2023); Plymouth SEPAC (2023)

  • Better Legal Writing CLE, New Hampshire Bar Association, April 2023

  • Special Needs Planning, Wayside Youth & Family Network, 2019

Published Works

Holly has contributed to various publications, including New Hampshire Bar News, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and The National Law Journal.

  • "Special Education Services for Ages 18 to 22," New Hampshire Bar News, November 2023

  • Special Education, chapter in Elder and Disability Law in Massachusetts, MCLE, Summer 2023

  • “New Legislation Helps Parents in Special Education Disputes,” NH Bar News, November 2021

  • “How is Special Education Affected by COVID?” NH Bar News, November 2020

  • “What to do if you suspect your child may have a disability,” NH Bar News, November 2019

  • Co-author, “The Real Elephants in the Room,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, March 12, 2015

  • Co-author, “How Much is That Doggie in the Window Worth?” The National Law Journal, December 9, 2013

  • Please, Can We Keep the Donkey? a book of animal rescue stories, co-edited with Diane M. Sullivan, Esq.

  • Author, "Is softball on life support?" Sports Law Blog, July 21, 2010

  • Co-author, “Animal Rights Advocacy Programs: Champions for Animal Rights,” Journal of Animal Law and Ethics (University of Pennsylvania Law School), May 2009

  • Co-author, "A Modest Proposal for Advancing Animal Rights," Albany Law Review, Volume 71, 2008

  • Co-author, "Banning barbaric cruelty to animals should be no-brainer for Patrick," Daily News Tribune, October 1, 2008

  • Co-author, "Whipped on the track and dead at the finish," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 26, 2008

  • Co-author, "An Animal is not an iPod," Journal of Animal Law (Michigan State University College of Law), Volume IV, 2008

  • Co-author, "Suspend Michael Vick Now," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 23, 2007, Hartford Courant, July 22, 2007, Lowell Sun, August 4, 2007, and Andover Townsman, August 2, 2007

  • "America's Game is America's Shame," Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, April 3, 2007

  • "Would You Like to Open a Mutual Fund with your Checking Account?" The Long Term View, Spring 2003

  • "Scanning on Thick Ice," Radiology Management, May 2001

  • "Compensation Survey 2000," Radiology Management, May 2000