Al Holifield

Knoxville, TN

Mr. Holifield, the founder of Holifield Janich Rachal & Associates, PLLC, focuses his practice areas in employee benefits law, employee benefits litigation, employment law, employment litigation and other related corporate matters. He earned his law degree and M.B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1992, and his B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1988. He has his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation through the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Holifield is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is a co-chair of the Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Fiduciary Responsibility and a member of the Knoxville Bar Association.

Mr. Holifield is a contributing author to BNA Employee Benefit Law (3rd Ed. 2012) and to ERISA Litigation (4th Ed. 2011). He is the past President of the Tennessee Valley Employee Benefits Council and speaks frequently on employee benefit matters. Mr. Holifield also is an adjunct professor teaching Employee Benefits Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Mr. Holifield is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, as well as all state courts in Tennessee.

DC Plans

I have presented at the ERISA Basics National Institute in 2012 and 2013 on the minimum standards for qualified plans.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues

I served on the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Employee Benefits Committee, Fiduciary Subcommittee, 2008-2013. In this position I gave many presentations.