Our Team

We are logically minded and creative at heart. At Olivier Miles Holtz we are successful because we do things differently. We do not follow old models and we question all aspects of the law before applying it, challenging ourselves to see if we can change it for the better. We employ the highest standards of excellence in each case through close attention to detail, staying up-to-date on new court decisions, and thinking strategically in and out of the courtroom.

Kasey Olivier

Partner

With Kasey, there is no second place in litigation. Her secret to success is her ability to look at problems from 100 feet above and not from the ground up. When she does that, she sees the big picture and the goals of her clients and the opposing side. Kasey’s creative approach to litigation has landed her on the list of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers,  a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and voted a Top 10 female personal injury attorney in client satisfaction. Kasey served as the 2020-2021 South Dakota Trial Lawyers’ President and was recently honored by the City of Sioux Falls with the Arc of Dreams Community Dreamer award, which honors leaders in our community.

Kasey has demonstrated her success in the most sophisticated plaintiffs’ litigation cases against the toughest adversaries, ranging in cases from complex business litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, work place injuries, and estate and trust litigation. Kasey was elected President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers for 2020-2021, where she spends her time dedicated to promoting and upholding South Dakota’s jury system to ensure that anyone who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of another can obtain justice, even when taking on powerful opponents.

When you meet with Kasey, she will always greet you with a warm smile and an unpretentious, down to earth and honest demeanor which always finds itself in settlement negotiations and the court room. Kasey will never lie to or mislead you and will always deal with you or anyone else with the most honest, transparent and passionate attitude you can think of.

Kasey is extremely clear with her advice, will bend over backwards to protect you and your family and will see you as nothing but a person who is respected and appreciated no matter the situation.

Kasey has been successful in her career because she takes the time to understand your priorities. Your situation is unique and requires an approach that suits you. Kasey always takes the time to listen to your priorities and goals and then advocates passionately on your behalf.

Kasey practices in the areas of personal injury, business, worker’s compensation, estate litigation, wrongful death and criminal defense.

KASEY’S BACKGROUND

Kasey has lived her life as an advocate. She spent time in the foster care system before being legally emancipated and moving out on her own while still a senior in high school. Kasey worked hard, graduated with honors and was admitted to Augustana University.

After spending time as an intern for Senator Tim Johnson in Washington, D.C., Kasey found her passion to help others. She received dual bachelor’s degrees from the Minnesota State University, Mankato, before being admitted to the University of South Dakota, School of Law.

Since graduating from law school, Kasey has dedicated a large portion of her career to helping children in the abuse and neglect system and giving back to the community.

Kasey was featured in Sioux Falls Woman Magazine which gives an in-depth look into her life. Read the article here.

Ashley Miles Holtz

Partner

Chosen as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40 by Associations of American Trial Lawyers and voted into the Top 10 female personal injury attorneys in client satisfaction, Ashley’s success stems from her ability to analyze the facts of each case and remain a powerful and determined advocate for her clients.

Ashley has the unique ability to help people in every facet of their lives during the most emotionally charged and stressful times. She is relentless and works hard on the behalf of her clients to assure that her clients are represented strategically at all stages of litigation.

Ashley is a skilled litigator and criminal defense lawyer who has honed her practice from painstaking and detailed preparation in advance of trial, as well as a keen understanding of criminal law and what it takes to be successful in the courtroom.

Ashley is always upfront, honest and transparent with her clients. She makes sure her clients are included in every step of the litigation process, while at the same time tirelessly defending them and protecting every step of the way. Ashley has a no ‘BS’ personality which will make you appreciate the kind of person she is and when she promises you something, she will always deliver.

Ashley approaches each of her clients with compassion, never judging them for the situation they may find themselves in. To Ashley, law is about her clients knowing they have a trustworthy and capable lawyer on their side who will ensure they are fully protected and represented in Court or in settlement negotiations. Ashley grew up with the vision of helping people and to this day, nothing makes her happier than leading her clients through the storm and into the next chapters of their lives.

Ashley practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, and estate litigation.

ASHLEY’S BACKGROUND

Ashley grew up in Harrisburg, South Dakota, where she always had dreams of being an advocate. Her passion led her to the University of South Dakota where she received a degree in criminal justice. Her next steps immediately took her to the doors of the University of South Dakota School of Law.

After receiving her law degree, Ashley began her career by representing people accused of crimes. She became a successful criminal defense lawyer because she through her heart and soul into each case without expecting anything in return. After honing her skills in criminal defense, Ashley dove into civil litigation where she has successfully represented clients in the most complex civil cases against the toughest opponents. Her intuition and honesty are the main ingredients to her uniqueness which has made her a successful advocate in all areas of law.

Tracy Miller

Associate Attorney

Tracy’s approachable, genuine demeanor and inquisitive nature are a combination for success in advocacy.  Tracy has always believed that with a little creative thinking and relentless perseverance, anything is possible.   She has applied those principles throughout her entire life and has overcome many obstacles as a result.  That same perseverance, hard-work, and creative thinking is what makes Tracy such a unique advocate for her clients.

You will always find Tracy with a smile on her face, which is as genuine as her desire to help others.  The obstacles Tracy has overcome in her life lend a type of first-hand knowledge and compassion that are rare to find in an attorney.  Tracy approaches everything with an open mind and understands that trust is the foundation of a relationship.  Her genuineness and open mind are what make clients comfortable trusting Tracy with their personal legal matters.

Tracy has an uncanny ability to remain calm under pressure and carries that calm demeanor with her into the courtroom.  Her calm demeanor combined with her attention to detail make her a strong advocate in both criminal and civil litigation.

Tracy has always been the type of person to help others, even when she has nothing to give.  She always gives more than what is expected of her and as an attorney, that still rings true as she will give everything she has to advocate on your behalf.

TRACY’ S BACKGROUND

Tracy grew up in Canton, South Dakota, by parents who raised her to be a compassionate, hard-working, resilient individual.  That never-give-up attitude helped Tracy obtain her bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University in Sociology and Criminal Justice while also simultaneously raising her daughter Allegra and working two separate jobs.  Despite the challenges of juggling education, raising a family, and working multiple jobs, Tracy did not stop there.

Her love of education and desire to help others then led her to the doors of the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law where she finished at the top of her class in 2019. During law school, Tracy worked as a graduate assistant and was chosen to represent USD as a law school ambassador.  She served as the USD Moot Court Board Vice President, where she competed in oral advocacy competitions nation-wide. Tracy also served as an active member of the trial team honing and polishing her trial skills at national trial advocacy competitions. She spent extensive time researching, drafting briefs, and presenting oral arguments to attorneys and judges at the University of San Diego School of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law, and Elon University School of Law.

Following her graduation at USD Knudson School of Law, Tracy received the high honor of clerking for the Second Judicial Circuit Judges for one year.  During her time as a law clerk, she gained invaluable insight as she conducted research and wrote for the judges on a wide array of issues in both criminal and civil litigation. Tracy practice now encompasses a wide array of civil and criminal litigation.