Holly Saleeby Atkins

Founder, Attorney

Holly Saleeby Atkins

Holly Saleeby Atkins is the founding member of the Atkins Law Firm and one of the most well-respected workers’ compensation attorneys in the state. Holly brings a unique perspective to the practice of Workers’ Compensation as she is one of a handful of lawyers in SC that has worked in every aspect of the Workers’ Compensation system—as a defense attorney, a Commissioner, and representing injured workers.

Prior to being appointed to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, Holly worked as a defense attorney for ten years representing insurance companies and employers in workers’ compensation matters.

SC Workers’ Compensation Commission

She was then appointed Chairman of the SC Workers’ Compensation Commission by Governor Hodges in March of 1999. While on the Commission, Holly functioned as a hearing officer, deciding disputed claims. She served as a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner until July 2003, when she left the Commission to go into private practice representing injured workers—and thus the Atkins Law Firm was born.

My Story

Holly was born and raised in Hartsville, South Carolina. Her father, Ed Saleeby, Sr., was a longtime attorney and state senator. Her mother, Willie, served by his side. Both believed strongly in the power of giving back. Both instilled in Holly a keen sense of the importance of helping people. She adored her father and followed in his footsteps taking up the practice of law. It was his influence that shaped her career path. Like him, she wanted to champion the working people of South Carolina. Although he didn’t live to see the Atkins Law Firm in its current form, Holly takes comfort knowing the work she is doing is furthering his legacy. In the conference room, Holly keeps an old book that belonged to her father entitled What to do in the Event of a Filibuster. Inside there is an unopened bottle of liquor and two shot glasses. Holly enjoys sharing that fun with other attorneys that come in or clients who knew of her daddy. There are tons of good “Big Ed” stories to be heard here.

For years, Holly has handled claims out of the PeeDee and has always enjoyed the opportunity to give back where she grew up. For years, Holly thought about opening an office back home and with Dewana and Joe on board, Holly was finally able to make that dream a reality. In late 2019, Atkins Law Firm opened a satellite office in Hartsville in the Saleeby building where her dad built his career. For Holly, it creates a sense of coming full circle.

Personal Level

When she is not working, Holly loves spending time with her husband Buddy and their sweet dog Max. Holly and Buddy have one son that lives in Atlanta with his family. Perhaps her favorite pastimes are spoiling her granddaughter Rita Blake and doting on her mother Willie. Holly also enjoys spending time with friends and family, a good glass of wine, and traveling.

With Dewana and Joe on board along with the wonderful dedicated staff, Holly is perhaps as happy as she has ever been in her career and is excited for what the future of the Atkins Law Firm holds in store.

In February of 2014, Ms. Atkins was recognized for her exemplary rating by both peers and clients via the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review.

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    Dewana Looper is amazing I am so grateful for her expertise, efforts, communication, and kindness. If you ever find yourself injured at work and WC keeps denying referrals and won't get you the medical help you need, call Dewana. shegetsthingsdone itmatterswhoyouhire

    Dewana Looper is amazing I am so grateful for her expertise, efforts, communication, and kindness. If you ever find yourself injured at work and WC keeps denying referrals and won't get you the medical help you need, call Dewana. shegetsthingsdone itmatterswhoyouhire

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    I have had to use this law firm twice because of negligence at work. The entire team is very caring and understanding. They went above and beyond to help me out and believe me it was a fight Dewanna is my favorite attorney, and Elizabeth went to bat for me several times Although I hope to never have to use them again, they will be my first choice if necessary Even Holly has stepped in to get things done that they were dragging their feet on The whole team is THE BEST

    I have had to use this law firm twice because of negligence at work. The entire team is very caring and understanding. They went above and beyond to help me out and believe me it was a fight Dewanna is my favorite attorney, and Elizabeth went to bat for me several times Although I hope to never have to use them again, they will be my first choice if necessary Even Holly has stepped in to get things done that they were dragging their feet on The whole team is THE BEST

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    JosephJoeWideman represented me and I am so greatful.He was so professional and so kind from the first day of meeting him.He answered all questions I had and just guided me through the whole process.Joe represented me but the whole Atkins Law Firm were absolutely amazing.Thank you all so much for not only handling my case but for all the cards,caring and sympathy shown to me during the passing of my mom and sister.You guys are truly amazing and I am truly thankful.

    JosephJoeWideman represented me and I am so greatful.He was so professional and so kind from the first day of meeting him.He answered all questions I had and just guided me through the whole process.Joe represented me but the whole Atkins Law Firm were absolutely amazing.Thank you all so much for not only handling my case but for all the cards,caring and sympathy shown to me during the passing of my mom and sister.You guys are truly amazing and I am truly thankful.

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    They represented my dad and did an outstanding job They kept him informed about what was going on and if he ever had a question, they got right back with him At a very stressful time in his life they give him peace of mind. Dewana was the sweetest down to earth person who made you feel important. My dad trusted her and that meant a lot to all of us. Thanks for all yall did for him

    They represented my dad and did an outstanding job They kept him informed about what was going on and if he ever had a question, they got right back with him At a very stressful time in his life they give him peace of mind. Dewana was the sweetest down to earth person who made you feel important. My dad trusted her and that meant a lot to all of us. Thanks for all yall did for him

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    Holly and everyone at the office are amazing. They care about their clients and truly want what is best for them. They are always available and answer all questions. They are very professional, but also client friendly. We hope to never have the need to use them again but if we do, Holly and her group will be who we call

    Holly and everyone at the office are amazing. They care about their clients and truly want what is best for them. They are always available and answer all questions. They are very professional, but also client friendly. We hope to never have the need to use them again but if we do, Holly and her group will be who we call

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    My experience with Atkins Law Firm was exceptional. Holly Atkins was professional, caring and walked me through every step of my case. I have recommended this firm countless times, everyone has reported a positive experience back. Thank you It's refreshing to hire a professional and get what you expect

    My experience with Atkins Law Firm was exceptional. Holly Atkins was professional, caring and walked me through every step of my case. I have recommended this firm countless times, everyone has reported a positive experience back. Thank you It's refreshing to hire a professional and get what you expect

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