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    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.

    Connect with me:

    • 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

    Connect with miVoyce:

    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

    Click through to view the work:

    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

    Check out my Book: The E-Patient Healthcare Guide

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    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