Careers at Quarles & Brady

The Q&B Experience: Lawyer Spotlight

Lawyer Spotlight: Hailey Hollenhorst

How many states or countries have you lived in?
Three states (Minnesota, Illinois and Arizona) and two countries (if studying abroad in Germany counts!)

What is your favorite drink?
Nothing is better than a cold Diet Coke after a long run.

What is your favorite month?
It used to be July when I lived in Minnesota, but having lived in Arizona for about a year now, I'm thinking it will be March...

What inspires you?
My family.

If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Steve Prefontaine

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Winning the 2005 Cross Country NCAA DIII National Title

What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
Wearing nylons my first week of work and realizing that the dress code at a law firm in Minneapolis is not quite the same as it is in Phoenix.

What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
Getting to know the summer associates this past summer.

What advice would you give to a law student?
Do not focus too much in one area or on one subject before you expose yourself to multiple practice areas.

What is your greatest professional success?
Being flexible in the type of work I was willing to take my first couple years practicing. After graduating law school in 2010, there were a couple interesting years for lending and real estate attorneys. I gained valuable skills and knowledge working in the commercial litigation and bankruptcy areas during those years because I was willing to branch out beyond my original practice area.

What class should you have taken in law school?
Intellectual Property (to have a basic understanding of this area) or Sports/Entertainment Law (for fun)

Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
A partner I worked with as a summer associate told me to always remember that a law firm is a business.

What makes you laugh?
Lots of things, but the most? My Dad and my Husband.

What is the best thing about Q&B?
The people.

What do you do for fun?
Travel and run.

What is great about working in Phoenix?
The laid-back atmosphere, gorgeous weather, access to hiking, golfing, etc., and the number of visitors over the winter months!

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