A Little About Me...

Hi there! I’m David Holt – but you can call me “D.J.”

I’m a native Minnesotan that’s been through a harsh winter or two.  I think jalapenos are too spicy and I’m still waiting for the Vikings to win a Superbowl.  I am the proud past founder and president of the Cribbage Club at the University of Minnesota, and I readily accept challenges in Cribbage the first time I meet you.

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  • Doing Legal Stuff 50%
  • Growing Startup Business 50%
  • Living with Entrepreneurial Mindset 100%

Attorney

Not your traditional attorney.

In a nutshell, I am a Biomedical Engineer turned Attorney and Entrepreneur.  I focus on healthcare and business law in order to be an active part of the future of healthcare and new business in Minnesota. I founded Holt Law, LLC to break away from the traditional practice of law.  You know, those other websites filled with stock photos of suited attorneys in conference rooms and shaking hands on the courthouse steps…

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Managing Attorney at Holt Law, LLC

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Entrepreneur

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Cofounder at miVoyce

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Launched a Healthcare startup

I also co-founded miVoyce in order to educate and empower individuals on how to navigate their healthcare situation, rather than hire an attorney like myself.  This business idea spawned out of working with a lot of Minnesotans negotiating their medical bills down so they would avoid bankruptcy.  More on that journey here.

My Work

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Kare 11 News: Minn. man wins battle over surprise medical bills

Kare 11 News: Minn. man wins battle over surprise medical bills

Suburban Community Channels – Off The Record News – A Savvy Approach to Medical Bills

Suburban Community Channels – Off The Record News – A Savvy Approach to Medical Bills

Lakes Area TV – Healthcare Attorney Segments

Lakes Area TV – Healthcare Attorney Segments

Ramsey County Bar Association – Affordable Care Act – What You Need to Know

Ramsey County Bar Association – Affordable Care Act – What You Need to Know

Inventing Tomorrow – University of Minnesota – Engineering a New Customer Experience

Inventing Tomorrow – University of Minnesota – Engineering a New Customer Experience

US News and World Report – 3 Ways to Keep Your Medication Costs Down

US News and World Report – 3 Ways to Keep Your Medication Costs Down

SCORE – Medical Bills – The New Era of the Educated, Empowered Consumer

SCORE – Medical Bills – The New Era of the Educated, Empowered Consumer

MSBA – MNsure Appeals – Current Trends After One Year

MSBA – MNsure Appeals – Current Trends After One Year

1MillionCups – CutMedicalBills.com Pitch

1MillionCups – CutMedicalBills.com Pitch

Twin Cities Pioneer Press – Startup Showcase: He knew how to cut a medical bill – and knew others needed help

Twin Cities Pioneer Press – Startup Showcase: He knew how to cut a medical bill – and knew others needed help

WCCO – Minnesota Business on WCCO

WCCO – Minnesota Business on WCCO

Time – 4 Ways to Slash Your Medical Bills

Time – 4 Ways to Slash Your Medical Bills

TechDotMN – MN startup CutMedicalBills.com teaches you how to negotiate debt

TechDotMN – MN startup CutMedicalBills.com teaches you how to negotiate debt

MedCity News – These entrepreneurs want to save patients from drowning in medical bills

MedCity News – These entrepreneurs want to save patients from drowning in medical bills

Nerdwallet – How Medical Debt Can Affect Your Credit Score

Nerdwallet – How Medical Debt Can Affect Your Credit Score

Colon Cancer Coalition – After Your Diagnosis: Taking a Second Look at Your Health Insurance Plan

Colon Cancer Coalition – After Your Diagnosis: Taking a Second Look at Your Health Insurance Plan

Healthcare.com – Top 3 Tips for Reducing Your Medical Bill Costs

Healthcare.com – Top 3 Tips for Reducing Your Medical Bill Costs

CBS – 4 top tips to reduce high medical bills

CBS – 4 top tips to reduce high medical bills

Amazon – The E-Patient Healthcare Guide: An Attorney’s Guide to Beat the Healthcare System

Amazon – The E-Patient Healthcare Guide: An Attorney’s Guide to Beat the Healthcare System

WiseBread – 7 Ways to Negotiate Medical Bills

WiseBread – 7 Ways to Negotiate Medical Bills

Attorney At Law – Clients With Big Medical Bills Asking for Advice? Teach Them To Be Their Own Advocates

Attorney At Law – Clients With Big Medical Bills Asking for Advice? Teach Them To Be Their Own Advocates

Nerdwallet – 4 Top Tips to Reduce High Medical Bills

Nerdwallet – 4 Top Tips to Reduce High Medical Bills

Cribbage

No, it’s not just for your grandparents…

I wasn’t kidding, I am the proud past founder and president of the Cribbage Club at the University of Minnesota, and I readily accept challenges in Cribbage the first time I meet you.  Here’s a sample of the T-shirts we sold to raise money for the club.

  • Wins 30%
  • Losses 70%
  • Getting Skunked 10%

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More Info

I’m not looking for employment offers, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t work together.  I’m always interested in:

  • Speaking Engagements
  • Guest Posting
  • Consulting Partnerships
  • Ranting and Raving over a Coffee or Beer

Here is my Bio for Speaking and Writing